The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will conduct a class taught by Attorney, Leah Sykes. In this presentation, Leah Sykes will update us regarding changes to the city of Portland’s Landlord – Tenant ordinances with a focus on the major changes to tenant screening and security deposits.
This event will be held on Monday, October 15th, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
To register for this event please visit: B&H University – Landlord – Tenant Ordinance Changes
About the Speaker
Leah Sykes is a partner in the Litigation practice group at Greenspoon Marder. Ms. Sykes serves housing providers in all legal aspects of property management with a special focus on education and fair housing discrimination defense.
Ms. Sykes takes a hands-on approach, advising clients in both the non-profit and for-profit housing markets, with a great depth of knowledge of the interplay between federal, state and local agencies and regulations. She has expanded her strong litigation background to include preventative methodologies for clients including management, business structure, corporate training and advising the industry in legislative matters.
Ms. Sykes travels regularly to educate clients, trade organizations and the housing provider industry. In 2015, Ms. Sykes established an annual educational “Fair Housing Fair” in conjunction with Multifamily Northwest and regularly collaborates with other housing organizations and advocates regarding organizational best practices.
Proudly Canadian, Ms. Sykes has great empathy for the plight of immigrant women and has volunteered as an advocate for immigrant women at the South Asian Women’s Empowerment Resource Alliance (SAWERA) and Centro Cultural, both located in the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Ms. Sykes was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2002, the Washington State Bar in 2016 and graduated from Lewis and Clark College of Law in Portland, Oregon with an entrance scholarship. She also received a scholarship and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.