Professional Biography

Dana L. Krawczuk Senior Counsel

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2036

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR




Dana has represented clients in a number of high-profile land use and annexation cases that have helped shape the law of the region.  Dana represents 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 (SDC) credit applications, design review, floor area ratio (FAR) conveyances, site plan review, nonconforming use expansions, enforcement proceedings, urban growth boundary (UGB) expansions and appeals to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.

In addition to Dana’s 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.  Dana’s clients include some of the most active multi family, office, retail and industrial developers in the Portland Metro area. 

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers," 2016 - 2017
  • Honored as a “Woman of Vision” by the Daily Journal of Commerce, 2016
  • Listed in Portland Business Journal "Forty Under 40," 2014
  • Named an Oregon Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2010, 2012 - 2014
  • Public Affairs Committee, PBA Land Use Task Force, Volunteer Award, 2011

Professional Leadership

  • 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)


Related Employment

  • Ball Janik, LLP, Portland, OR, Partner, 2008 - 2011; Attorney, 2002 - 2008 
  • Ramis Crew Corrigan & Bachrach LLP, Portland, OR, Associate, 1999 - 2002
  • Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, Clerkship
  • Natural Resources Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, Clerkship




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon

  • Washington


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1999,
    Natural Resources Law Certificate
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science/Classics,
    cum laude
    , 1996,
    Environmental Ethics Certificate