Practice Area: Real Estate

Some of Michael’s work in this area

Gelardi Law manages real estate transactions and assists businesses and landowners with property rights and regulatory issues. The firm has particular expertise with management of natural resource lands.

University of Oregon

Assist University with real estate projects. Represented University in successful land use proceedings related to remodel of historic Hayward Field and north campus master planning.

Location: Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Corollary Wines

Represent wine business in development of estate vineyard and wine tasting room. Managed successful land acquisition in Eola-Amity Hills AVA (2022). 

Location: Yamhill County, Oregon

Oregon wine industry policy development

Have counseled Oregon wine industry trade associations on a range of issues including commodity governance, wine labeling, land use, pesticide use and water supply. Have assisted with development of state legislation and administrative regulations.

Location: Oregon

Farmland management

Represent family farm business in management of Willamette Valley farmland, including acquisition of additional land, management agreement for development of hazelnut orchards and water rights transfers.

Location: Benton and Lane Counties, Oregon

Oregon Country Fair

Represent legendary arts and cultural organization in management of Fair property. Assisted with acquisition of vineyard and winery assets, and amendment to Lane County zoning code to preserve nonconforming land use rights affected by coronavirus public health orders.

Location: Lane County, Oregon

Vineyard water rights

Successfully renegotiated a water right permit with Washington Department of Ecology to facilitate sale, expansion and replanting of Red Mountain AVA vineyard.

Location: Benton County, Washington

Hawks View Winery

Assisted Willamette Valley winery with ownership transition and land use permitting for facility expansion.

Location: Washington County, Oregon

Agricultural business sale

Assisted a family farming enterprise with water rights and other property issues in the sale of diversified Willamette Valley farming operations.

Location: Polk County, Oregon