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Mark D. Whitlow

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Perkins Coie LLP

Mark Whitlow is a land use attorney whose practice focuses on major port,
industrial and energy facility projects. Mark's recent energy facility
development work includes land use permitting for liquefied natural gas (LNG)
and coal terminals on the Oregon coast.

He also has significant
experience in transportation law and highway access permitting, as well as
liquor licensing. Mark is also a frequent spokesperson for the shopping center
industry, and has represented real estate industry viewpoints in the following
legislative enactments:

Land Conservation & Development Commission (LCDC) (amendment to
Oregon’s Transportation Planning Rule (TPR); 1995, 1998, 2005, 2011)
Metro (amendment to Regional Urban Growth Goals and Objectives, 1996;
adoption of Urban Growth Management Function Plan, 1997)
Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) (adoption of 1999
Oregon Highway Plan, and related Division 51 Highway Access Permitting Rules,
1999; related amendments 2004, 2007 and 2011)

SB264 in 2010, SB1024 in 2011,
and SB408 in 2013, amending ORS 374.310 and ORS
374.312, regarding highway access management

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
    • U.S. Claims Court


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers", 2010 - present

Client Comments

  • "We have used Mark Whitlow to handle a total of six land use actions. He has been meticulous in both his preparation and presentation of the applications to the hearing body. He has achieved a 100% success rate for us and this is a testament to his knowledge of the complex land use codes in our area as well as his ability to work collaboratively with the land use agency staffs. We couldn't have been more pleased with his efforts on our behalf."

    Robert Braddock
    Vice President
    Jordan Cove Energy Project

  • "Mark did a great job on the legal services we needed his help on. He is a professional and represented his client and company very well."

    Derrick Welling

    The Williams Companies, Inc.

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2073
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning Law (Administrative, Development, Energy Projects, Government Relations, Land Use, Redevelopment, Zoning)
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning


  • University of Memphis (BS)
  • The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Multnomah Bar Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Oregon State Bar Association — Member
  • International Council of Shopping C — Member