Portland Attorneys


Founded in 1986 by Daniel Seifer, Rodney Mills and Elizabeth Yeats, Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg, LLP is a Pacific Northwest regional law firm located in Portland, Oregon. We focus our practice primarily on the construction and government contracts industries. We represent local, regional and international construction companies and design professionals in all phases of construction and government contracting, including contract formation, administration and dispute resolution.

We recognize the success of our business has always depended upon our clients’ satisfaction with our services and their willingness to return to us for legal advice and assistance as they may require. We are proud that we have been successful in our practice without resort to marketing; rather, our success is principally as a result of our successes in the courtroom and our clients’ willingness to recommend us to others.

The nature of our practice has shaped our philosophy of service. Our clients count on us not just to provide excellent legal services, but also to manage their legal services needs. They have taught us to be highly responsive, prompt and successful, yet to assure that costs are controlled and effective. We believe that philosophy is proven in demonstrated results.

Practice Areas

Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg, LLP’s practice focus is general civil and commercial law, including counsel and advice, transactional work, dispute avoidance and resolution, and litigation in state and federal courts and before local, state and federal administrative tribunals. Approximately 85% of our daily practice is in the field of public and private construction and design law. In fact, we are commonly recognized for our work in these areas, as demonstrated by two of our attorneys serving as Chairs of the Oregon State Bar’s Construction Law Section, and another currently serving as the Chair-elect. We also have significant practice and experience in commercial real estate law.

The nature of our practice has shaped our philosophy of service. Most of our clients are local or regional businesses actively working in an incredibly competitive industry. They count on our firm not just to provide excellent legal service on specific projects, but also to manage their day-to-day legal needs. Therefore, we are highly responsive, prompt and successful, yet assure that the associated costs are controlled. Wherever practical, we negotiate and mediate cases to achieve a settlement in a timely and cost-effective manner. When a fair and equitable resolution cannot be achieved, we aggressively pursue proper remedies for our clients through the litigation process. We believe this philosophy is proven by demonstrated results.