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Michael C. Robinson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Perkins Coie LLP

Michael Robinson is a partner in Perkins Coie's Land Use practice. Well-known throughout Oregon for his land use representation, Michael focuses on obtaining land use approvals and highway access permits for commercial, residential and institutional development since 1991.  His clients include energy providers, home builders, commercial developers, industrial developers, hospitals and office developers throughout the State of Oregon.   He represents municipal clients as special land use counsel and appears regularly before local governments and state agencies regarding land use entitlements. He also assists private clients in obtaining access approach road permits from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and assists his energy provider clients in obtaining Energy Facility Siting Commission (EFSC) permits and solid waste-related permitting. In addition, Michael has extensive experience with annexations and the preparation of complex development agreements.


  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2007 - 2013
  • Listed in Portland Monthly's "Top 150 Lawyers," 2007 - 2010
  • Listed in Portland's Best Lawyers, 2006 - 2010
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers", 2006 - 2014

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2264
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

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  • University of Oklahoma (M.R.C.P.)
  • University of Oklahoma (BA)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association — Member
  • American Institute of Certified Planners and American Planning Association — Member
  • Oregon State Bar Association — Member