Bruce Cahn is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice is focused on sophisticated large-dollar commercial, business and real estate disputes. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases, including business torts, trademark infringement, fraudulent transfer claims, banking matters, construction cost overruns and condemnation of property. He represents clients in numerous industries including hospitality, transportation, construction, banking, financial services, natural resources and technology, and he represents governmental clients in a variety of matters. READ MORE
His litigation experience includes securities fraud and antitrust cases, large scale condemnation matters, natural resources litigation as well as general business disputes. Prior to moving to Portland, Bruce was a member of the corporate practice group at Sidley & Austin (in its Los Angeles office), where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, film financing, and copyright and trademark licensing for the entertainment industry.
Bruce often engages with the legal community by authoring articles on a variety of litigation issues and has lecturing on a wide range of legal topics, including construction law, real estate disputes, condemnation law and trial practices. In his free time, he serves on the Board of Directors of LifeWorks Northwest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across a person’s lifespan. Bruce also volunteers as a coach for the Classroom Law Project, where he leads a “We the People” team at Central Catholic High School, a constitutional law team which engages high school students in a curriculum designed to foster understanding of the institutions of American democracy.
Partner, Ball Janik (1999-2017)
Senior Attorney, Bogle Gates (1993-1999)
Associate, Negele Knophler Pierson & Robertson (1992-1993)
Associate, Sidley Austin (1990-1992)
Board Member, LifeWorks Northwest (2012-Present)
Coach, Classroom Law Project (2012-Present)
"Portland Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2020)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Eminent Domain and Condemnation (2018-2020); Commercial Litigation (2019-2020)
"Oregon Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation (2018-2019)
“Oregon’s Top Rated Lawyers,” ALM Legal Leaders, Commercial Litigation (2013)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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