Professional Biography

Seth J. King Partner

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2024

    F +1.503.727.2222


    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Seth King practices land use and zoning law with an emphasis on obtaining permit and entitlement approvals for complex development projects. Seth has extensive experience advocating at local government hearings, preparing appellate briefs, and arguing cases before the Land Use Board of Appeals and Oregon appellate courts. Additionally, Seth negotiates development and tax-increment financing agreements with regulatory agencies.

Representative projects have included the following land uses: residential, retail, industrial, mixed-use, energy and healthcare. Seth has also handled real estate acquisitions and sales, assisted in the creation of condominiums, and represented municipal governments during his legal career.

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Ranked by Chambers USA Four Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers," 2018 - 2021

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon State Bar Association, Real Estate & Land Use Section, Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2006
  • Westside Economic Alliance, Member

Community Involvement

  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Board of Directors, 2012 - present
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Race for Justice Planning Committee, 2007 - 2012

Related Employment

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP, Orlando, FL, Associate, 2004 - 2006
  • City of Orlando Office of Legal Affairs, Orlando, FL, Assistant City Attorney, 1999 - 2004
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Adjunct Instructor, 2000, 2002 - 2004





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1999, Articles Development Editor, Journal of Law & Politics
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Public Policy & Affairs, with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996