Kate Gowell is a Business, Real Estate, Land Use, and Agricultural Law attorney. Hailing from a long line of entrepreneurs, Kate is fascinated by businesses and the people behind them.

She strives to create a team atmosphere with her clients, working collaboratively to solve problems—an approach to legal practice she finds both challenging and rewarding.

Business Law

  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Financing
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions

Real Estate Law

  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Land Use and Development
  • Buying and Selling Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Agricultural Law

  • Buying and Selling Agricultural Properties
  • Representation of Vineyards and Wineries


Grad.C. in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2014
J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2014
B.A. in Business Leadership and Spanish Literature, University of Puget Sound, 2011


Active Member, Oregon State Bar
Active Member, Colorado State Bar
Member, Yamhill County Bar Association


Originally from Monument Colorado, Kate lives in McMinnville with her husband Conrad, their young son, and a pair of golden retrievers called Sage and Willow. She is an avid knitter, gardener, forager, and whitewater kayaker.


Current Involvement
Board Member and Organization Committee Chair, McMinnville Downtown Association
Special Counsel, multiple local Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organizations

Past Service
Secretary of the Board, McMinnville Sunrise Rotary
Secretary of the Board, The Wetlands Conservancy