Mark Whitlow is a land use attorney whose practice focuses on major port, industrial and energy facility projects. Mark's recent energy facility development work includes land use permitting for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal terminals on the Oregon coast.
He also has significant experience in transportation law and highway access permitting, as well as liquor licensing.
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