As one of the cornerstones of the firm for over 25 years, David represents clients in a wide range of business and real estate transactions, including forming business organizations (corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies), buying and selling businesses, equity buy-ins and buy-outs (including business “divorces”), development, acquisition, sale, and financing of all types of commercial and investment real estate, structuring and completing forward and reverse Section 1031 exchanges, and representing developers and lenders in affordable housing projects. One of David’s greatest strengths is finding common ground for clients in what are often contentious and complex transactions and negotiations. With his quiet confidence and respect for coworkers and clients alike, David has long set the tone for the firm’s lawyers.

New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1983

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1980

Oregon State University / Portland State University, B.A., with Honors, 1976

Oregon State Bar, 1980

U.S. District Court, Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Stoll Berne
Shareholder, 1987-present
Attorney, 1983-1987

Hon. Robert Campbell and Hon. Thomas J. Young (Oregon Court of Appeals)
Law Clerk,1980-1981

Oregon State Bar
Business Law Section, Member
Real Estate and Land Use Section, Member
Taxation Section, Member
Legislative and Executive Committees, Past Member

Self Enhancement, Inc.
Board Treasurer, 2001-present
Board Member, 1999-present

Holocaust Resource Center
Board Member, 1990-1992

Neighborhood House, Inc.
Board Member, 1983-1989
Board Treasurer and President, 1983-1989

Practice Areas

Business Organizations & Transactions

We act as general and special counsel to businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, finance, securities, technology, sports apparel, agriculture, and health care.

Real Estate

We represent real estate developers, investors, and financial institutions with real estate matters from purchase and sale, construction and financing, to commercial leasing and development, and tax matters.

Representative Cases

Tax Credit Application Lawsuit

Stoll Berne helped client Quicksilver Contracting Co. obtain over $720,000 in biomass collector tax credits. In 2012, the Department of Energy denied Quicksilver's application for tax credits.

Executive Compensation Disputes

The firm represented the Chief Operating Officer for a major food products company, who was terminated without being paid a large severance payment that was owed.

Executive Compensation Disputes

The firm represented the Chief Operating Officer for a major food products company, who was terminated without being paid a large severance payment that was owed.

Tax Credit Application Lawsuit

Stoll Berne helped client Quicksilver Contracting Co. obtain over $720,000 in biomass collector tax credits. In 2012, the Department of Energy denied Quicksilver's application for tax credits.

Executive Compensation Disputes

The firm represented the Chief Operating Officer for a major food products company, who was terminated without being paid a large severance payment that was owed.

Yard

Stoll Berne attorneys David Lokting and Ben Leedy represented the developer of Yard, a high-rise apartment building, from equity formation through development and construction to sale of the project.

The Round

Stoll Berne assisted in the acquisition of a semi-complete multi-building and multi-phase development project.

Manor House

The firm represents the managing member of a group of investors who own and operate a senior and assisted living facility through a tenancy-in-common, lease, and master lease structure.

Articles

March 2020 – “$350B Paycheck Protection Loans Help Pay the Rent Too,” David Lokting, Stoll Berne

On March 27th, President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act,” also called the CARES Act.

February 8, 2008 – “Giving History Some Credit: Tax Treatment Spurs Rehabs,” Portland Business Journal

Federal tax credit is like a grant for 20 percent of costs. Preservation of historic buildings gained momentum following the regrettable demolition of New York’s historic Pennsylvania Station in the mid-’60s. This article is written by David A. Lokting.

March 2007 – “Real Estate Lawyer Loves Paris, SEI and Miles Davis,” Portland Business Journal

Read the full profile of David Lokting as printed in The Portland Business Journal  here.

News

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2020 as well as three Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

Oregon Super Lawyers 2019 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Eleven individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers edition. 

Stoll Berne Recognized by Chambers USA for 2019

Stoll Berne has been recognized by the Chambers USA 2019 Guide as a top (Band 1) General Commercial Litigation – Oregon firm. Chambers states that Stoll Berne “…features a deep bench of high-quality practitioners.”

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2019 as well as two Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

Oregon Super Lawyers 2018 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Thirteen individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers edition.

Stoll Berne Recognized by Chambers USA for 2018

Stoll Berne has been recognized by the Chambers USA 2018 Guide as a top (Band 1) General Commercial Litigation – Oregon firm. Chambers states that Stoll Berne “…features a deep bench of high-quality practitioners.”

Thirteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that THIRTEEN of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2018 as well as two Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year, as noted below:

Oregon Super Lawyers Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Twelve individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine in their 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers edition. They include:

Stoll Berne Recognized by Chambers USA for 2017

Stoll Berne has been recognized by the Chambers USA 2017 Guide as a top (Band 1) General Commercial Litigation firm.

Congratulations to Our Twelve Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

Congratulations to our twelve attorneys in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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Awards

Chambers USA
2017-2019

Martindale Hubbell
AV* Rated

Oregon Super Lawyers
2006-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®
2008-2020

 

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