Da Rosa, Michelle D.

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Address: 1001 SW 5th Ave. Ste. 1100, Portland, OR 97204
Lawyer Firm: The Law Office of Michelle D. Da Rosa
Phone: 971-600-6307
Website: http://www.landandcondolaw.com

Areas of Practice Real Estate Law, Condominium Development, Natural Resources, Renewable Energy, Association Law
Description Former Professional ExperienceAssociate, Stoel Rives, LLP, 2007-2014Class Teacher, grades 1-8; junior high P.E. and Spanish; high school civics, algebra and drama; and school administration, teacher training and evaluation: Monterey Waldorf School, Santa Cruz Waldorf School and Portland Waldorf School, 1991-2004Professional Honors and ActivitiesOregon Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2011-2016Member, Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental section, Oregon State BarMember, American Bar Association, Real Estate and Affordable Housing sectionsRepresentative WorkRepresents commercial and residential developers in condominium, timeshare and subdivision project development; affordable housing projects and financing; FHA and Fannie Mae financing; seller financing (RESPA and TILA); and matters related to the Interstate Land Sales Act and federal Fair Housing Act compliance. Represents developers and banks in the recovery of failed residential developments, including governing and marketing document revision and filings, auctions and developer/declarant transitions in workouts, foreclosures and receiverships.Represents major renewable energy developers in site-procurement and disposition transactions, due diligence and financing, negotiation of site control instruments, and title work.Represents timber and other private land owners in cell-tower leasing.Acted as local borrower’s counsel in preparing loan opinion for a $160,000,000 line of credit, and for restructuring a distressed FHA-backed loan package for over $30,000,000 for a senior apartment and assisted living condominium project.Represented wind energy developer in the sale of a $96,000,000 project in connection with complex title insurance issues and curative actions, landowner estoppels, subordinations and leases.Represents developer in the establishment, sale and 1031 exchange of corporate airpark condominium hangar units, including build-to-suit, ground and hangar leases, easements, and unit sales.Acts as general counsel to some of the largest master homeowner’s and resort associations in Oregon.Represents affordable housing developer in creating mixed-use condominium, involving retail space and affordable rental apartments.Publications"Survey, Boundary, and Legal Descriptions," 1 Oregon Real Estate Deskbook (OSB Legal Pubs 2015) "Timeshares" (coauthor, Howard Feuerstein) 1 Oregon Real Estate Deskbook (OSB Legal Pubs 2015)"Cheap Lots Offer Opportunities for Careful Home Developers" (coauthor, Howard Feuerstein), Portland Business Journal, October 28, 2011"Unsold Condos: Converting to Apartments Takes Some Savvy" (coauthor, Howard Feuerstein), Portland Business Journal, May 23, 2008"When Are Affordable Housing Exactions an Unconstitutional Taking?", Willamette Law Review, 2007, republished in Thomson’s 2008 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook"The Scramble to Protect the American Dream in Paradise: Is Affordable Housing Possible in Hawaii?" (coauthor, A. Bernard Bays), Hawaii Bar Journal, 2007Civic ActivitiesBoard of Directors, Oregon Lakes Association, 2008-2014Secretary/co-founder, Board of Directors, Hands in Peace, international peace-building through sport and art, 2005-presentBoard of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East 2012 to present, Committee Member HopeBuilder Fundraising Cabinet, 2011-2013Street Law Executive Director, 2006-2007

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