Oregon Business Lawyers

Ryan Douglas Smith
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Peak Franchise Law focuses on franchise law and areas of law that complement the franchise legal practice, including business entity formations; trademark law; business sales and acquisitions; intellectual property... Read More »
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Daniel DiCicco
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Daniel DiCicco is a Portland Business Attorney providing full-service legal support including Litigation and Transactional work. Contracts, Business Formation, Capital Raises, and Litigation. Every successful business... Read More »
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Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 472-9090 105 N.E. 4th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Goodfellow was admitted in 2003 to practice law in Oregon State Courts and in 2008 in the US District Court of Oregon. His judicial experience includes, McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (2006-October, 2008); Carlton Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (April, 2007-October, 2008); and Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore (October, 2008-2016). He was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star an unprecedented five straight years (2010-2015). This award goes to only the top 2.5 percent of Oregon lawyers as selected by his peers. He has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Inside Edition, The...
Marc Johnston
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Portland , OR Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(503) 546-3167 101 SW Main St. Suite 1905
Portland , OR 97204
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Gonzaga University School of Law
We are a different kind of law firm — one that is dedicated to serving you. We are committed to providing each of our clients with the personal care and attention they deserve in all of our practice areas and more. Some cases are best settled, and some are best taken to a jury. We have dedicated our careers to being prepared for both. We welcome the opportunity to take our clients’ cases to a jury when the need arises. The fact that we are willing to take every case to a jury if necessary increases our credibility and the...
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
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Hillsboro, OR Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(971) 533-6178 3699 NE John Olsen Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and IP
Willamette University College of Law
Michael Stevens has a background in insurance defense representing individuals to large corporations in a wide variety of cases from personal injury to wrongful death and construction defects. He handled cases with values of as much as $4 million, and drafted many successful motions for summary judgment. An Oregon native, he graduated from Oregon State University with his bachelor’s degree and earned his juris doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem in 2009. At Willamette he was an editor and writer for Willamette Law Online and the Web & Publication Editor for the Willamette Sports Law Journal. He...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(503) 400-7999 650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is...
K.C. Huffman
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Springfield, OR Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(541) 747-3354 1011 Harlow Rd
Suite 300
Springfield, OR 97477
Business, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
K.C. Huffman, graduated from Reedsport High School (’93) Linfield College (’97) and the University of Oregon School of Law (’00). Following law school, K.C. served as the Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Lyle C. Velure. In 2001 K.C. joined Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson, P.C., and in 2007 K.C. became a partner in the firm. K.C. is currently the President of the Lane County Bar Association.
Scott Brooksby
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(503) 290-2420 1020 SW Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97205
Business and Products Liability
The Catholic University of America
I primarily practice in the areas of product liability, aviation and commercial litigation. I have tried cases to juries through the state of Oregon.
Ryan Douglas Smith
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 880-5122 1050 SW 6th Ave.
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Peak Franchise Law focuses on franchise law and areas of law that complement the franchise legal practice, including business entity formations; trademark law; business sales and acquisitions; intellectual property rights; and a variety of commercial contracts.

With respect to franchise law, the firm creates and reviews Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), prepares and files state franchise registrations, advises on franchise relationship matters, negotiates franchise-related contracts, helps U.S. companies expand internationally through franchising and licensing, helps international companies franchise in the United States, and provides other franchise legal services.

With respect to business sales and acquisitions, the firm represents buyers and sellers...
Kristin Olson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 740-7608 1020 SW Taylor Street
Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law
I'm a trial lawyer who practices civil litigation, including commercial and personal injury law. I defend lawsuits on behalf of individuals and companies, and I also bring lawsuits on behalf of injured individuals.
Thomas William Stilley
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(503) 227-1111 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
Dane E. Johnson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 975-8298 1801 NW Upshur Street
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97209
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
University of Oregon School of Law
Before founding the firm in 2015, attorney Dane Johnson worked in advertising and brand communications design at Nike, Adidas America, and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, the Midwest, and the South. His creative work spans print, television, video, and retail and has been recognized by the Communication Arts Advertising and Design Annuals, Print’s Regional Design Annual, and the Advertising Club of Los Angeles, among others. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design with a degree in Advertising. As a former creative director, art director, and designer, Dane brings a deep understanding of the creative talent that he...
Anthony Victor Albertazzi
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Bend, OR Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(541) 317-0231 296 SW Columbia St Ste B
Bend, OR 97702
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Over 20 years practicing law in Bend, Oregon (Jan 1996). Extensive knowledge in Bankruptcy Law including consistent success with complicated Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases. Extensive knowledge in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Member, Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. J.R. Campbell Inns of Court. Oregon State Bar Leadership College (2006) Personal: Married since 1996 with two children. Interests include skiing, tennis, backpacking, and classical piano.
Howard Alan Newman MBA
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 535-8040 1001 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97214
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Patents
University of Florida
Mr. Newman's clientele have included law firms, individuals, and small and medium sized entities in various locations in the United States and around the world, including a niche Brasilian practice. In addition to Mr. Newman's legal experience as a registered patent attorney and working as a litigation and a transactional attorney, he has worked as a CEO of a start-up company, as an associate in an incubator, and he has performed financial valuations of intellectual property both as a function of litigation and arms-length transactions.
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jeremy R. James
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 206-6401 8235 SW Oleson Rd., Ste. C
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jeremy practices in the areas of personal injury, property, and commercial litigation, business and real estate transactions, and estate planning and probate matters. Jeremy possesses a broad range of experience representing clients on a variety of matters in state and federal court and before mediators and arbitrators. He also has experience working on appellate matters before the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.

Before his legal career, Jeremy worked for a number of years in commercial land development, business management, and marketing.
Kenneth Stephen Mitchell-Phillips
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Gresham, OR Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 335-0161 1217 NE Burnside Road, Suite 801
Gresham, OR 97030
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School and Troy University - Troy campus
The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C. is a law firm established in Oregon and Washington to provide personalized and high quality business transactional, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning legal services to businesses ranging from start-ups and emerging small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is dedicated to providing its' clients high quality, sophisticated, and complex legal services at a reasonable rate. When you hire The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C., you are not just getting another law firm, you'll get valuable legal advice and counsel from an...
James Oberholtzer
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(503) 345-0652 1500 SW First Avenue
Suite 800
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Securities and Tax
DePaul College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. He has provided legal representation to: Families. Estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, taxation of wills and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, creation and administration of trusts, and probate of estates. Entrepreneurs. Closely held companies, family partnerships and individual entrepreneurs in formation and finance of enterprises, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning and executive compensation, entity governance, integration of tax, legal and business objectives, protection of intellectual property and selection and supervision of local counsel. Senior Housing. Senior housing owners and operators...
Kevin C Brague
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(503) 922-2243 1205 NW 25th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Education and Personal Injury
Pepperdine University School of Law
I represent individuals who have been harmed by others - whether personally like in an automobile/car accident, or by an institution like abuse or violation of civil rights. I have been practicing law in the State and Federal courts in Oregon since 2005, and have additional relevant legal experience extending back to 1991. My experience includes working for international law firms to my own solo practice representing corporations, small businesses, and individuals. I am a trial attorney and have litigated cases against businesses, insurance companies, colleges, universities, trade schools, and schools on behalf of people that...
Michael Hugh McGean
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Bend, OR Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(541) 389-5010 1148 NW Hill St.
Bend, OR 97701
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
General practice trial attorney specializing in commercial litigation. Extensive trial experience in state and federal courts.
Deidra Cherzan
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Bend, OR Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
1107 NE Revere Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
Deidra is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant licensed in Oregon, Washington and Colorado with more than 18 years experience practicing law. Prior to becoming an attorney Deidra was a Captain in the United States Air Force, an auditor and management consultant with a national accounting firm and a business associate in several corporations. She strives to bring excellence to her practice and to assist her clients with difficult life and business transitions.
John Stuart Razor
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Salem, OR Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(503) 362-5600 659 Cottage St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
The Law Office of John Razor provides both Plaintiffs and Defendants with expeditious and proficient representation in a variety of legal settings. Mr. Razor has considerable experience in civil litigation, including trials, arbitrations, mediations, administrative hearings, and appeals. Get a hold of us today to discuss how we can assist you. Regardless of your situation, we can help. Confident that we will obtain more than satisfactory results, we handle a considerable amount of our cases on a contingency basis. Check with us today for a candid and realistic evaluation of your case.
John Tollefsen
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(503) 224-4600 1001 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Securities
Suffolk University, Willamette University and University of Washington School of Law
John is a international lawyer with multiple post graduate degrees from both U.S. and European schools. He is a certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Controls Specialist. He has extensive multifaceted experience in business law and litigation.
Meng Ouyang
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Eugene, OR Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
1158 High Street
Suite 101
Eugene, OR 97401
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Oregon
A chemistry and computer science major, once an international student then an immigrant, worked in a variety of fields, speak English and Mandarin fluently, and I care and have compassion for other people. I have a high standard for myself and will work for you with the same standard.
David W. Haskett
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Bend, OR Business Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(541) 318-9115 158 NE Greenwood Avenue, Suite 1
Bend, OR 97701
Business, Estate Planning and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Arkansas School of Law
Ann Chapman
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(503) 664-3134 319 SW Washington St
Suite 520
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Bankruptcy
University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law
Ann K. Chapman has been practicing law in the bankruptcy field since 1985. Ann became the managing partner of Vanden Bos & Chapman following the retirement of her law partner of more than three decades, Robert Vanden Bos, in 2018. She is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy topics and enjoys referrals from attorneys in many different fields throughout Oregon. Ann remains one of the most experienced consumer and small-business bankruptcy attorneys in Portland, with over 33 years spent practicing in the area.
Demetrius Tsohantaridis
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Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(971) 227-8947 201 N. Meridian Street
Ste. B.
Newberg, OR 97132
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Oregon School of Law
Allen Drescher
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Ashland, OR Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
21 S 2nd St
Ashland, OR 97520
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Columbia Law School
Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oregon, Allen Drescher has provided legal services in Southern Oregon since 1973 with an emphasis in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law, elder law, wills, trusts, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, leases, sales, transactions and disputes.
Douglas Smith
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Sherwood, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(503) 840-0000 22021 SW Sherwood Boulevard
Sherwood, OR 97140
Free ConsultationBusiness and Trademarks
Brigham Young University
Douglas D. Smith
Franchise Smith, LLC
Attorney handling matters in franchising and multi-unit operations
Birthplace: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Education: Brigham Young University,
- Bachelor's degree in political science, 1976;
- J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,
- Juris Doctorate, 1978
Licensed in Oregon and Utah

Doug Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981 with an emphasis on structure and drafting of franchise agreements and disclosure materials; selection and registration of trademarks; compliance with state and federal franchise and business opportunity laws including the preparation of relevant disclosure and registration materials; and franchise related litigation. He has a working knowledge of French and Romanian.

He has...
Ashley Demland
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Tigard, OR Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 420-5708 7455 SW Bridgeport Road, Suite 205
Tigard, OR 97224
Business, Health Care, IP and Trademarks
Lewis & Clark College
Expertise

General Business & Intellectual Property Law

Women-Owned & Family Businesses

Commercial Litigation

Fundraising and Securities

Mergers and Acquisitions

Biotechnology & Health Care



Background

Ashley focuses exclusively on advising corporate clients. From formation to exit, fundraising to litigation, Ashley is an experienced advocate who keeps her eye on the bottom line.

Like many of her clients, Ashley is an entrepreneur. After being battle-tested at a mid-sized business law firm in Portland, she and her husband Jeff and law school classmate Kristie realized their long-standing dream of owning their own firm. They’re now living out the advice they give their clients.

Ashley focuses on providing savvy, practical...
Donald Rolfe
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 950-8345 1333 SE Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214
Business and Estate Planning
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Deborah Vincent
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Medford, OR Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(541) 840-0479 10 Crater Lake Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Private practice attorney since 2002. Former Deputy District Attorney - Jackson County, Oregon Former Assistant County Counsel - Jackson County, Oregon Former City of Medford Prosecutor
Robert McGaughey
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(503) 223-7555 65 SW Yamhill St
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Employment, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Akron
We handle shareholder, partnership & LLC disputes, securities & investment lawsuits & arbitrations, fraud & ponzi scheme claims, stockbroker & financial planner arbitrations, breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder oppression, dissolution, appraisal, derivative & accounting lawsuits, elder financial abuse, employment and non-competition disputes, interference with contract & economic relations and other business lawsuits in state and federal courts and various arbitration forums. Bob McGaughey has practiced law since 1980. He is the author of Oregon Securities Law and Oregon Corporate Law Handbook. Bob is past Chair of OSB Securities Regulation Section and OSB Business Litigation Section. He is a...
Bradley V. Timmons
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The Dalles, OR Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(541) 296-9900 3591 Klindt Drive
Suite 220
The Dalles, OR 97058
Business, Agricultural, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
Willamette University College of Law
General civil practice of law in The Dalles, Oregon, representing individuals and small businesses.
Michael R. Hughes
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Bend, OR Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(541) 667-9567 747 SW Mill View Way
Bend, OR 97702
Business, Agricultural, DUI and Municipal
Drake University Law School
As founder of the law practice Hughes Law, Bend lawyer Michael R. Hughes offers Oregonians accused of crimes or injured in accidents committed legal representation. He has been practicing as a lawyer since 1999, and he has handled thousands of cases. Attorney Hughes is an aggressive and confident litigator with years of trial of experience, and he has completed the extremely selective Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College program for trial skills. Contact his firm today for a consultation.
Andrew Harris
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 405-4939 3530 N Vancouver Ave Ste 320
Portland, OR 97227
Business, IP, International and Securities
Loyola University Chicago
I offer entrepreneurs, small businesses, and the owners of those businesses, access to straightforward, cost-effective, and responsive legal services for the three major stages of a business's lifecycle: the startup, the operation, and the transition (such as a sale, transfer or closing down) of the business. For clients, this means access to a top notch, experienced attorney focused exclusively on the types of transactional issues that directly affect your business.
Justice J. Brooks I
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Appeals, Employment and Personal Injury
William H. Bowen School of Law
Justice primarily focuses his practice on business, commercial, employment, and tort litigation. Justice's objective is to obtain favorable outcomes for each of his clients though competent and responsive legal advocacy. Justice leverages his litigation experience, including multiple jury and bench trials to meet and often exceed client expectations.

Justice also advises clients concerning various business matters including, but not limited to, entity creation, contracts, real estate, and licensure. Justice utilizes an industry-focused approach to help clients naviagate their business issues.

Justice provides labor and employment training for employers. The training focuses on the prevention of claims and how to mitigate and...
Peter Vaughan Shaver
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 473-8252 3939 NE Hancock Street
#308
Portland, OR 97212
Business, Communications, Employment and IP
University of Oregon School of Law
J. D., University of Oregon School of Law, certificate in Intellectual Property. B. A., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Christopher Michael Veley
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 417-7777 111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Family and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
I'm an attorney with the law firm of Slinde & Nelson LLC in Portland, Oregon (a Vancouver, Washington office is coming soon). I have been practicing law since 1999. I am licensed to do so in Oregon and Washington and regularly appear before courts in both states, and particularly Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington. My practice concentrates on civil litigation, legal advice, and disputes relating to real estate, construction, banks, homeowners associations, businesses, and individuals. This includes: construction contract drafting, review and advice; representation of contractors and owners regarding...
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(541) 554-8567 0224 SW Hamilton Street
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97239
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
My name is Marisol Cordero-Goodman, I am an attorney who guides my clients to discover what kind of legacy they aspire to leave behind, what kind of values they wish to impart to love ones, family members and/or business partners. I meld my legal expertise in estate planning, estate administration and corporate formation with real life issues. I strive to empower my clients to make informed and impactful decisions about their quality of life, distribution of assets to love ones, on whom to bestow financial and health decision making powers, and how to implement their legacy before and after...
Beau Ellis
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 594-8116 17355 SW Boones Ferry Road
Suite A
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business, Agricultural, Probate and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Beau is accomplished in business, probate, real estate, and litigation, representing clients in numerous forums and within many practice areas. Beau has the knowledge and experience to assist in resolving your legal issues.
Christopher James Palmer
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Gearhart, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 739-7616 3410 Highway 101 N
Suite B
Gearhart, OR 97138
Business, Divorce and Family
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Mr. Palmer will work tirelessly to resolve your matter effectively and efficiently. His goal is to provide the highest quality legal service. He strives to bring superior communication and compassion to the attorney-client relationship and is completely dedicated to individuals and to the pursuit of justice for them.
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

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Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.