Marisol McAllister, J.D.
As an attorney active in CREW and other associations, as well as a busy mother of three young children, Marisol tries to squeeze the most out of every day.
While she has a broad practice that emphasizes real estate, banking, and business law, Marisol’s passion is real estate transactions and development projects. She especially enjoys working on complex commercial real estate transactions from beginning to end: financing to construction to ownership and all issues in between.
Before joining Farleigh Wada Witt in 2009, Marisol gained invaluable real estate experience at Ball Janik and boutique real estate firm Barg Tom. A niche area Marisol has built over the years is development projects. She is on the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s approved list of condominium lawyers and was instrumental in assisting clients with the transition of apartments to condos and then back again. If the market shifts again Marisol will be ready to guide clients through the transition to condominiums.
Marisol was born in Albuquerque but grew up all over the U.S. and Mexico. She enjoyed moving frequently as it gave her the chance to experience different cultures. The youngest of five children, Marisol has now lived in Oregon for more than half her life and is thrilled two siblings call Oregon home so they take turns hosting family gatherings.
After receiving a degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, which comes in handy from time to time, Marisol embarked on a couple of travel adventures and different career paths before enrolling at Willamette University College of Law.
It was during separate trips to Mexico and Central America that future anxiety set in and sent Marisol on two short career paths: non-profit work and journalism. Always interested in helping others, Marisol decided to go to law school to pursue public interest law – and because it sounded more exciting than writing obituaries all day! She earned her JD and a joint MBA, which also frequently comes in handy with her business clients, from Willamette in 2002.
Marisol serves as chair of the CREW Marketing Committee and values all of the relationships she has built with CREW members over the years. She also serves on the Oregon State Bar Real Estate & Land Use Legislative Committee, is a founding board member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, and has been selected to co-author a chapter on non-judicial foreclosures for the Oregon State Bar Real Estate Deskbook series.
Marisol enjoys spending time with her husband and their three adorable young children, one of which was delivered in the hospital parking lot – another example of Marisol trying to squeeze the most out of her day... ;-) In addition, she loves to hike, dance and spend time with extended family.