Richard has extensive experience in the areas of business law, real estate law and employment law, including MSPB and EEOC cases. His is an experienced and successful trial and transactional attorney. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, which is the highest possible rating for legal skill and professional ethics, given by lawyers in the community
Richard represents individuals and small businesses in business and contract matters. He helps and advises his clients on a broad range of business issues including how to start a new business, how do deal with employees or co-owners, acquisitions, contract disputes, litigation, succession planning, and the sale of a business. Richard’s background as both a trial attorney and a transactional attorney gives him perspective on how to accomplish his client’s goals while at the same time reduce the risks of litigation.
Richard has been representing employees in employment matters for well over 25 years. He represents federal employees in disciplinary, performance, and discrimination matters. He has successfully tried many cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has also successfully tried or settled discrimination cases on behalf of employees in federal court. Richard also represents private-sector (non-governmental) employees in a variety of matters, including discrimination claims, FMLA, wage and hour issues, and severance matters.
Richard has been practicing in the area of real estate law for most of his career. He is experienced in the areas of acquisition, financing (traditional and HUD), development, leasing, and sale of commercial properties. He is also experienced in the area of condominium law and has represented homeowner associations. Richard views his role as helping to achieve his client’s goals while at the same time protecting his client’s interests. He has represented landlords, as well as tenants, in preparing and negotiating commercial leases and in handling commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Richard is also experienced in the purchase, sale, and financing of residential properties.
Richard also does wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate work for clients.
Richard focuses on using his time efficiently and productively for his clients. He is mindful of the cost of legal representation. His practice is to keep his clients informed about their matters and to return emails or telephone calls the same day or, if that is not possible, within 24 hours.
Richard Senders was born and raised in Portland. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of Oregon. He has been practicing law since 1974. He is licensed to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington and he has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.