About Steve

Steve Moore concentrates his practice in real estate law with an emphasis on buying, selling, exchanging, and leasing real estate, including retail, industrial, office, hotel, apartment, restaurant and vineyard properties. He also has extensive experience in real estate development, real estate finance and title matters. He represents owners, developers, sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants of commercial real estate as well as borrowers and lenders in loans secured by commercial real estate. Steve also assists companies with economic development opportunities in new markets.

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  • Represented supermarket chain in acquisition and development of shopping centers in Oregon.
  • Represented shopping center owner in sales and leases of pad sites in shopping centers located in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
  • Represented hotel, restaurant, and pub retailer in connection with acquiring, leasing and developing hotel and restaurant/pub properties in Oregon and Washington.
  • Represented third largest national jeweler on its leases at malls and shopping centers across United States.
  • Represented natural foods grocery store in acquisitions of grocery store properties and in leases of grocery store spaces.
  • Represented shopping center developer in land acquisitions in Portland and southwest Washington.
  • Represented garden store and plant nursery retailer on leases in retail centers in Oregon and California.
  • Represented shopping center owner on leases to retail tenants in retail center in Medford, Oregon.
  • Represented developer on retail leases in mixed use projects.
  • Represented credit union on ground leases in retail centers.


  • Represented national sportswear company on acquisition of Company’s headquarter building.
  • Represented animation studio on leasing of 30,000-square-foot space for its offices in Hillsboro, Oregon.
  • Represented medical clinic on leasing of 130,000-square-foot office space.
  • Represented national sportswear company on leasing of 24,000 square feet of space for offices in Hillsboro, Oregon.


  • Represented hospital in the acquisition of a medical office building in Eastern Oregon.
  • Represented medical clinic on its leases of medical office buildings in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
  • Represented physician group in acquisition and leasing of medical office building in Milwaukie, Oregon.
  • Represented healthcare company in leases of medical office spaces in Portland, Oregon.


  • Represented regional real estate company on loan transactions totaling more than $500 million and secured by commercial properties located in Oregon, Washington, and California.
  • Represented life insurance company on loans secured by commercial properties in Oregon.
  • Represented national bank on loan secured by theatre property.
  • Represented commercial developer as borrower on $7 million refinancing of Oregon coast hotel property.
  • Represented private lender on commercial loan secured by 55 lots in residential subdivision


  • Represented investor in acquisition of $9.5 million industrial property in Clackamas, Oregon.
  • Represented owner/landlord on build-to-suit lease for 80,000-square-foot warehouse/office building in Lebanon, Oregon.
  • Represented global athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment company in leases for warehouse spaces.
  • Represented manufacturer of metal components in leases for warehouse properties.


  • Represented national real estate development firm in the acquisition of land in the South Waterfront area in Portland, Oregon, for the development of a 274-unit apartment project.
  • Represented investment firm in connection with acquisition of multi-family apartment property in Beaverton, Oregon.

Civic Activities

  • Represented homeless youth services organization on ground lease and space leases.
  • Represented children services organization in real property acquisitions and commercial leases.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Real Estate Law, Economic Development Law), 2022–2023
  • Member, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Portland State University Center for Real Estate, 2017–present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-author, “A Force to Consider in Real Estate Transactions,” Daily Journal of Commerce, May 2022
  • Presenter, “Issue Spotting for Higher Ed Institutions: Campus Planning & Development,” Stoel Rives seminar, April 2019
  • Co-author, Chapter on Contract of Sale in Documentation of Real Estate Transactions, Oregon Real Estate Deskbook, Oregon State Bar Legal Publications (2008, 2015 Revisions)

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