Stephanie L. Schuyler

“I ENJOY DEVISING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS to help clients achieve their ultimate goals.”

About Me

Prior to moving to Salem over 10 years ago, my husband and I moved all around the United States for his schooling and training. We lived in some of the most extreme climates – from Arizona to New Hampshire – but it was always our dream to ultimately settle in Oregon. We love the Pacific Northwest, and Salem in particular, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

When I’m not at work, I spend time with my husband and our young son, hopefully at the Oregon coast,  and most likely chasing after our two rambunctious rescue dogs. In my free time, you’ll find me running (slowly), practicing yoga, perusing cookbooks (and even occasionally cooking), and reading.

My Legal Work

I focus my practice in the following areas:

My practice focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions and land use law. I work with commercial, agricultural, and residential clients to prepare varied real estate documents, including sale agreements, leases, options to purchase, easements, development agreements, and the drafting, recording, and assigning of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), along with the accompanying bylaws and articles of incorporation.

In addition to real estate matters, I advise clients through all stages of land use processes, including applications for permitting, rezoning, and comprehensive plan changes. I present applications and appear before hearings officers and local government bodies. In addition, I have served as a Marion County Hearings Officer, presiding over public land use hearings and drafting orders, opinions, and recommendations, which expanded my knowledge about the intricacies of Oregon land use laws.

 

I also advise local businesses with new business formation, drafting and reviewing leases and contracts, and business sales and purchases.

Education
  • Willamette University College of Law – 2014
    • Juris Doctor
    • Willamette Law Review, Business Editor
    • Ed Sullivan Land Use Fellow
    • Externships: Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA); Oregon Tax Court; Clackamas County Counsel’s Office
  • University of Arizona – 2010
    • Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
  • Lewis and Clark College – 2004
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, cum laude