Randall B. Bateman

Randall B. Bateman

President of the Firm and Shareholder

Practice Groups: Real Estate and Business

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1910
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503.972.9930 | Fax: 503.972.9950
Email: RBateman@BatemanSeidel.com
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Randy Bateman practices in the areas of real estate, corporate law and commercial finance. He was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1981, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984, and is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Multnomah County Bar Association.

Education & Credentials
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1980
B.S., Willamette University, 1977

Bar Admissions
American Bar Association

His commercial real estate practice involves representing both in-state and out-of-state lenders on major financing transactions, the development of both standard form leases and operating agreements for multi-tenant commercial developments, the representation of developers in connection with shopping center developments, build-to-suit leases, and complex purchase and sale transactions. Additionally, Randy has had extensive experience in tax-deferred exchanges and has served as local counsel for real estate investment trusts.

Randy's practice involves serving as outside counsel for medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies, as well as counsel to a large variety of medium-to-small-sized businesses. The general counsel work has involved advice to clients concerning labor and employment matters, distribution agreements, corporate policy and maintenance, investment planning, and merger and acquisition work.

Working for a large public utility and a private energy developer, Randy also has expertise in wind energy development. This work includes project siting, lease negotiations, and project acquisitions.

Professionally, Randy has a commitment to the community and to the legal profession. He has served as an arbitrator for the Multnomah County Circuit Court, was a contributing author to the supplements and re-publications of the Oregon State Bar Real Property CLE (Continuing Legal Education) and is active in the Real Estate and Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar. He has been a speaker for the Oregon Law Institute and the Oregon State Bar and a speaker and author in numerous privately sponsored education seminars on business and real estate issues. Randy was listed in every year since 2004 as one of the top business lawyers in the United States in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, identified by Portland Monthly as one of the top lawyers in the state and listed in Super Lawyers as a top attorney in Oregon. He is an active member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the Washington State Bar.


  • Represent PacifiCorp in acquisition of wind energy projects in Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Representing purchaser in $183,500,000 purchase of wafer fabrication facility in Gresham, Oregon.
  • Representation of lenders on financing transactions on KOIN Center, 1000 Broadway Building, 200 Market Street Building, and Fox Tower.
  • Representation of two local property management companies in leasing and other landlord tenant matters.
  • Representation of national high tech manufacturers in sitings of new plants in Hillsboro, Oregon and Gresham, Oregon.
  • Representation of more than one-half dozen life insurance companies and banks in numerous Oregon loan and real estate transactions.
  • Developed lease forms for multi-tenant complexes, for office buildings and for medical buildings.
  • Representation of New York Life Insurance Company in sale of two major commercial properties in Oregon and in numerous loan transactions.
  • Representation of Canadian bank in major Oregon refinancing.
  • Representation of large industrial tenant in leasing and subleasing transactions.
  • Representation of Hartford Insurance Group in purchase of Cornell Oaks Corporate Center.
  • Representation of Talcott Commercial Realty after its acquisition of Cornell Oaks.
  • Representation of west coast manufacturer in acquisition of facilities in North Carolina.
  • Representation of local shopping center developer.
  • Representation of major excavation contractor and subdivision developer.
  • Representation of large public utility in acquiring three wind energy developments and representation of private wind energy developer in site development.
  • Representation of a variety of business owners (construction company, western supply company, forest products company, tire distributor, electronic door company, veterinarians, doctors, lawyers, brokers, exporters, industrial supply company, franchisors and franchisees, ambulance company, boat dealer, siding company, hardware store, athletic club and cellular telephone company).