Don has substantial experience in Shopping Center Development and leasing, having assisted in the development of retail centers in most of the western states. Don also has substantial experience in real estate related loan restructures, workouts and foreclosures, having represented several S & L's, banks and life insurance companies throughout the RTC era, and since.

Don has been active in community affairs for most of his career, having served on:

  • The Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Greater Boise Auditorium District (the entity that developed, built and operates the Boise Center on the Grove public convention center)
  • The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • The Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (formerly the Boise Area Economic Development Council)
  • Chairman of the Northwest YMCA Steering Committee


  • Martindale Hubbell – Highest Ranking (AV) Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law)
  • Chambers USA. America’s Leading Lawyers For Business (Real Estate)


  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. 1970
  • B.A., Idaho State University, 1967(with honors)


  • Idaho