John M. Schultz

Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

Recognized since 2007

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Native American Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Native American Law
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John Schultz focuses on environmental, natural resources, federal
Indian, and occupational safety and health law. For more than 25 years
he has advised manufacturers, real estate developers, lending
institutions, municipalities, tribal governments, and energy project
developers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local
environmental and occupational safety and health laws.

He has extensive experience regarding federal and state Superfund,
solid and hazardous waste, air, process/storm water, wetlands, water
rights, PCBs, NEPA, endangered species, mining, and underground
storage tank regulation and enforcement.

He works closely with environmental consultants on permit
applications, environmental impact statements, environmental due
diligence, compliance audits, and site remediation projects. He is
Chair of the firm's Regulated Industries Department, and has served
as co-chair of the firm’s Indian Law Practice Group to advise tribal
governments on gaming regulations, contract, environmental and real
estate issues.

Representative Matters

Provided gaming regulation, contracting and environmental advice to two Oregon, and several Washington Indian tribes building or refinancing their casinos.

Providing NEPA advice to two Califorinia tribes seeking land into trust to build casino resorts.

Managing environmental issues for local light rail transit agency on portion of new rail extension.


  • 805 Southwest Broadway, Suite 1500
    Portland, OR 97205


  • Yale University , graduated 1973
  • University of Virginia, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Native American Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Native American Law, Portland, OR (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Native American Law

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