Serving The Design and Construction Community

Andrew
Ferroggiaro

Andrew Ferroggiaro joined the firm as a Law Clerk in 2011 and after passage of the bar in 2014 became an Associate attorney. Andrew’s practice focuses on providing design professionals with a full slate of legal representation—from business formation, to contract negotiation and civil litigation, in particular, construction defect litigation. In addition, Andrew has represented clients in permitting and land use matters. Andrew has a rare insight into these areas of law stemming from his 12 year career in architecture prior to becoming a lawyer. His architectural experience spans various typologies from mid-rise condo towers and theaters, to schools and private residences. These projects are in a number of jurisdictions including, Connecticut, New York, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. For several years, Andrew ran his own residential design practice in Portland, Oregon. Andrew has written on the issue of affordable housing in Portland and the Oregon ban on Inclusionary Zoning and regularly sits on design review juries at the University of Oregon Portland Program.

Away from work, Andrew keeps his hand in design with a small project or two a year for friends. He also enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking, and has spent many a spring evening coaching baseball. His most enjoyable pursuit, however, is raising his two sons.

Education

  • B.A. (Literature), Santa Clara University, 1992
  • Masters of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1998
  • J.D., Lewis and Clark Law School, 2013

Admissions

  • Oregon, 2014

Memberships

  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar (Member, Construction Law & Real Estate/Land Use Law Sections)
  • American Institute of Architects

Presentations

  • “Can Friends Become Foes? – Negotiating Design Contracts”
    Oregon Construction Defect Conference - 2016