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Leading Land Use and Real Estate Lawyer Myles Conway Boosts Marten Law's Oregon Presence

February 20, 2013

(Portland, OR) - Myles Conway, a leading Oregon real estate and land use lawyer, has joined Marten Law’s Portland office as a partner. Conway, formerly a partner with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, assists clients with real estate and development projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Marten Law, whose Portland office has expanded rapidly in the last three years, is the largest environmental and energy firm in the West, with offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.

"Myles adds breadth and depth to our natural resources practice. His extensive background in land use and real estate will allow us to provide an even broader range of services to our environmental and energy clients,” said the managing partner of Marten Law’s Portland Office. “With seven lawyers in Portland, our Oregon practice is blossoming both west and east of the Cascades. We greatly value Myles' depth of experience in Central and Eastern Oregon, and his extensive experience in Alaska fits well with our practice there."

Conway, who will split his time between Portland and Bend, OR has more than 24 years of experience in the areas of real estate law, land use, public lands, and environmental law . His work includes resort projects, industrial developments, large data center projects, mixed use commercial and residential developments and projects on both public and private lands. He is experienced with aspects of development permitting and project approval, including the attainment of administrative entitlements and development approvals from a wide variety of federal, state and local agencies.

“Marten Law has an extraordinarily deep bench in environmental and energy law that is a great complement to my real estate and land use practice,” said Conway. “Joining the firm will provide me with increased opportunities to work on the large, complex permitting projects that I enjoy. “

Marten Law represents clients throughout the country in sometimes controversial and often complex environmental, energy and natural resource permitting, compliance and litigation matters. They include the largest Superfund cleanup in the country (in the Great Lakes) , the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major wind farm siting projects in California and Nevada, and natural resource litigation in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. In Oregon, the firm represents a number of irrigation districts and municipal corporations on water rights and related environmental matters and multiple clients on regional and national energy matters.

Conway served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska from 1995 to 2000, where he addressed many natural resource, environmental and public land issues facing the state. Previously, he worked on behalf of plaintiff fishermen in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation.

Conway received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1988 and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. 

Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental, energy and natural resource law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our clients confront every day. To ensure that we stay at the forefront of our field, we publish a biweekly newsletter which reaches over 45,000 subscribers in all 50 states and more than 20 countries.