Clackamas, Oregon Business Lawyers

Ryan Douglas Smith
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Franchising successful businesses nationwide and internationally

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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Oregon 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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Kathleen Profitt
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Clackamas, OR Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(503) 908-1229 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd
300
Clackamas, OR 97015
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Happy Valley, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 862-8809 13203 SE 172nd Ave
Ste 166 Pmb 706
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Business
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Clackamas, OR Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 698-2650 10117 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Business and Employment
Clackamas, OR Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 794-6816 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Clackamas, OR Business Law Lawyer
15431 SE 82nd Dr
Clackamas, OR 97015
Business and Municipal
Matthew Lyon
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Gladstone, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 657-2597 405 W Arlington Street
Gladstone, OR 97027
Business, Criminal and Family
Daniel DiCicco
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 967-3996 205 SE Spokane St, #337
Portland, OR 97202
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
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 will one day face the reality that relationships can go south in a hurry. Partnerships dissolve, employees become disgruntled, vendors can cheat you, and contracts can go unfulfilled. And of course, there are always people out there looking to make a quick buck by filing a bogus law suit against your company.

When that happens, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and energy to defend your business and to proactively pursue and enforce your...
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...
Curtis Jeffrey Abbott
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West Linn, OR Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 723-0374 4891 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Willamette University College of Law
Benjamin Taylor Ybarra
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Oregon City, OR Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(503) 303-8369 714B Main Street
Suite 202
Oregon City, OR 97045
Business, Consumer, Employment and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University School of Law
Benjamin Ybarra, Attorney at Law is a general practice that serves the Portland metropolitan area. I work with individuals and businesses in a variety of transactional areas and legal disputes.
David Smith
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West Linn, OR Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(503) 657-6550 1754 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
Business, Construction, Consumer and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
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.
Todd Zilbert
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(503) 721-9385 6915 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97219
Business and Maritime
Practicing in the areas of maritime law, environmental and natural resources law, litigation.
Anne Furniss
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Gresham, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 665-9299 2053 NE Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR 97030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Willamette University College of Law
Krista Evans
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 908-3003 5200 SW Meadows Road
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jack Milford Ford
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(503) 880-0788 River Park Center Suite 300-50
205 SE Spokane St.
Portland, OR 97202
Free ConsultationBusiness
Santa Clara University School of Law
JMFord Law Office
Jack Milford Ford

Jack has been a member of the Oregon State Bar for over 40 years, as well as the American State Bar. During that time, Jack has held various corporate positions including Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, General Counsel and Board Member for a number of public and private corporations. Jack has also been a managing partner in a law firm, as well as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon. Since 2008, Jack has practiced law as a sole practitioner in the JMFord Law Office. He has been a member of ATM International...
Jeffrey Long
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(503) 374-9777 4248 Galewood St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Willamette University College of Law
Jeff Long, the Chief Counsel for the Oregon Consumer Law Center, brings his extensive experience as a civil litigator to help homeowners facing Oregon’s judicial foreclosure process. Jeff, working with former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, founded the Oregon Consumer Law Center to bring affordable, aggressive and effective representation to Oregon Homeowners as the state shifts to a Judicial Foreclosure process. Jeff Long has been one of Oregon’s most experienced trial attorneys for over 30 years. He has conducted over 100 jury trials and is admitted in both federal and state court. Jeff graduated from Portland State University...
Kelly Kennedy Brown
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(503) 224-4124 3224 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR 97214-3120
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Kelly K. Brown, Attorney at Law, is experienced, professional, and friendly. His team has been helping people just like you get a handle on their finances since 1983. While bankruptcy is a very serious subject, Kelly and his team are supportive and helpful all the way through the process.
Aaron Joseph Cronan
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 709-8086 4424 SE 44th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Insurance Defense
UC Hastings COL
J. Gregory Salyards
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Oregon City, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 406-8775 401 6th Street
Oregon City, OR 9705
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joshua J. Lipps
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 847-2377 5200 SW Meadows Rd, Ste 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University
Josh earned his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, and was admitted to practice the same year in Oregon. Previously, Josh was an editor for the Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution, and clerked for the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office. Before law school, Josh gained experience in the real-estate industry, including mortgages, title insurance, and finance. ?Originally from Michigan in the Midwest, Josh is now proud to call Oregon home where he enjoys fly fishing, horsemanship, and camping. Josh is also a fine arts and music enthusiast.
Jan D Sokol
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(503) 221-0699 2300 SW First Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
James Estes
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(503) 568-1680 5300 Meadows Road, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business
Willamette University
Scott Snyder
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(503) 452-7747 1430 SE Water Avenue Suite 204
Portland, OR 97214
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Personal Injury
B.A. University of California, Berkeley with honors 1984
M.A. Rockefeller School of Public Affairs, State University of New York at Albany 1986
J.D. Northwestern School of Law - Lewis and Clark College 1990

Member of Oregon State Bar since 1990
Admitted to United States District Court of Oregon

Former in-house counsel to Safeco Insurance, Valley Insurance, Rentrak, and KinderCare Learning Centers

Former Judge City of North Plains

I have experience with over one thousand of cases in state courts throughout Oregon through mediation, arbitration and trial.
Wendell L. Belknap
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Oregon City, OR Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(503) 657-8946 411 5th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Elizabeth Munns
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West Linn, OR Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(503) 723-0374 4891 Willamette Falls Dr Ste 1
West Linn, OR 97068
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Kenneth Dobson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 620-8900 3 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 250
Portland, OR 97035
Business, Agricultural, Collections and Energy
John Warren
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
5410 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michael P. Pagnozzi
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
2823 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 97214
Business
Charles Allen Kovas
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Warren Allen LLP
122 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Business, Estate Planning and Family
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...
Ann Chapman
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 37 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.
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...
Ashley Demland
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Tigard, OR Business Law Lawyer with 4 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...
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...
Scott Brooksby
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 25 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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

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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Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

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.