Dan Grinfas - Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP

Dan Grinfas

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 971-533-3912

Dan Grinfas is Of Counsel with Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP in Portland, Oregon. Dan counsels employers and conducts management and employee training in a variety of employment-related areas, including workplace harassment, civil rights laws, wage and hour laws, OFLA and FMLA, disability laws and reasonable accommodation, injured worker laws, legal hiring practices, policy writing and employer record-keeping requirements. He also represents employers before administrative agencies including BOLI and the EEOC.

Dan is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.  He has also been selected for inclusion in the Employment Law category of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in Best Lawyers in America.

Dan is a frequent speaker on employment law issues and has presented seminars to thousands of managers, supervisors and human resources professionals at public agencies and private organizations throughout Oregon. He has given numerous presentations for organizations including the Oregon State Bar, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Northwest Human Resources Management Association, the Oregon Employer Council, BOLI, the EEOC, the Oregon Law Institute, and the Labor Education Research Center.

Willamette UniversityJ.D. 1994University of California Los AngelesBS 1988
Business Education Compact

Client Comments

"Dan Grinfas is a walking computer; he is so knowledgeable on legislative issues. Buchanan Angeli Altschul is lucky to have him as a resource. He is also able to take difficult legislative law and make it clear for employers and their employee's to understand."

"Dan is a pleasure to work with. He has a unique skill-set: a wealth of knowledge about complex Employment Law matters. (He is like a human encyclopedia.) Whenever we need an answer regarding matters such as FMLA, OFLA, or ADA, we send our questions to Dan. He provides prompt, detailed, and thoughtful responses. When there are options to consider, Dan helps us think through them and choose the best course of action."

-Noel Van Dyke
Director of Global Human Resources
Acumed LLC

"Dan is our "go-to" for technical questions about leave laws and wage and hour. He is as much a teacher as advisor. "

-Eileen Kunze
Vice President Human Resources
A-dec, Inc.

"Dan Grinfas is a walking encyclopedia of Labor and Employment Law. He is very responsive to my inquiries, always provides the correct answer (whether I agree with it or not), and is very good at following up to make sure that I got what I needed."

-Boyd Rogers
Associate General Counsel
JELD-WEN, inc.

Office Location

321 Southwest Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male