About Dana

Dana Krawczuk is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group who focuses her practice on representing residential, commercial, and industrial clients in all phases of land use entitlement processes, including annexation, zoning and comprehensive plan amendments, master plans, infrastructure planning and financing, development agreements, tentative and final plat approvals for land divisions, systems development charge credit applications, design review, floor area ratio conveyances, site plan review, nonconforming use expansions, enforcement proceedings, urban growth boundary expansions, and appeals to the Land Use Board of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court.

Dana has represented clients in a number of high-profile land use and annexation cases that have helped shape the law of the region. In addition to her comprehensive land use law experience, she provides her clients with high-quality work and solution-oriented results. Dana is known for excellent client service and is well-liked by her clients, who include some of the most active multi-family, office, retail, and industrial developers in the Portland Metro area.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Dana was senior counsel and partner at Perkins Coie (2012–2018), an associate and partner at Ball Janik (2002–2011) and an associate at Ramis Crew Corrigan & Bachrach (1999–2002).

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Honors & Activities

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Portland, 2023
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use and Zoning Law), 2020–2024
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Portland) by Chambers USA (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), 2016–2023
  • Honored as a “Woman of Vision” by the Daily Journal of Commerce, 2016
  • Named Volunteer of the Year by the Portland Business Alliance’s Public Affairs Committee and Land Use Task Force, 2011
  • Selected by the Portland Business Journal as a Forty Under 40 honoree, 2014
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Land Use/Zoning), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2010, 2012–2014
  • Board of Directors, Portland Business Alliance, 2019–present
  • Board of Directors, Oregon Smart Growth, 2019–present
  • City of Portland Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC), Frequent Development Review Representative, 2011–2017
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Oregon Chapter Government Relations Committee Chair, 2015–2017
  • Oregon Chapter of NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development, Board Member, 2007–2013; Public Affairs Committee, Vice Chair, 2010; Public Affairs Committee, Chair, 2011–2012
  • Metro Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), Commercial/Industrial Representative, 2011–2013
  • City of Portland Regulatory Improvement Stakeholder Advisory Team (RISAT), Downtown Development Representative, 2005–2009
  • Member of Women in Environment (WIE), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Reflecting on Oregons’s Statewide Planning Goals,” 26th Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, Portland, OR, December 2, 2022
  • Moderator, “The Economic Impact of Portland’s Hot Housing Market,” Portland Business Alliance, Portland, OR, March 16, 2022
  • Moderator, “Portland’s Economic Recovery & Evolution,” NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Oregon Chapter, webinar, April 27, 2021
  • Presenter, “How a Public Health Crisis Changes Building Design and Land Use Patterns,” 24th Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, Portland, OR, December 4, 2020
  • Moderator, “A Conversation with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler,” NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR, March 5, 2020
  • Presenter, “Land Use and the Intersection of Social Equity,” 23rd Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, Portland, OR, December 5, 2019
  • Presenter, “Buy, Sell, Hold: Land Use in an Evolving Regulatory Environment,” 22nd Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, Portland, OR, December 13, 2018
  • Presenter, “What Recent Code Changes Mean for Your New Development or Existing Building,” The New Normal: Preparing for Portland’s New Development Trends, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR, October 24, 2018
  • Panelist, “A Discussion on Historic Preservation,” 21st Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, Portland, OR, December 7, 2017
  • Panelist, “Blunting Efforts to Alter Port Waterfront Activities,” Communications & Economic Development Seminar, Perkins Coie, Portland, OR, June 14, 2017
  • Moderator “NAIOP Breakfast Program on the Portland Comprehensive Plan,” NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR, May 24, 2016
  • Moderator “A Conversation with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales,” NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR, February 20, 2014
  • Presenter, “Land Use Trends and Traps in Portland’s Emerging Central Eastside.” NAIOP Bus Tour of Portland’s Central Eastside, 2013
  • Presenter, “Overview of Other State, Federal and Local Regulations Triggered by Aquatic Resource Activities: CWA 401, Endangered Species Act, TMDLs, Superfund, River Plan,” The Seminar Group’s 14th Annual Oregon Wetlands & Aquatic Resources CLE, Portland, OR, June 14, 2012
  • Moderator, NAIOP’s Portland Mayoral Debate, Portland, OR, April 19, 2012
  • Presenter, “Economic Development and Land Use: Goal 9,” Oregon State Bar RELU Seminar, Gleneden Beach, OR, August 14, 2010
  • Annual Presenter, “Land Use Case Review,” the Annual Oregon Land Use Law Seminar, 2006–2014

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