Clackamas County, 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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Beau Ellis
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Clackamas County, 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.
Benjamin Taylor Ybarra
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Clackamas County, 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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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 23 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
Curtis Jeffrey Abbott
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 35 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
Krista Evans
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Clackamas County, 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
Jeffrey Long
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 33 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...
Wendell L. Belknap
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 657-8946 411 5th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Thomas J Sullivan
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(503) 682-9875 29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite K
PO Box 884
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
I have been practicing law since 1980. I began my legal career first as an associate, and later a partner, in a small law firm in the St. John’s District of Portland, Oregon. In 1983 I moved into my own office in Tigard, Oregon. In 1993 I moved my practice to Wilsonville, Oregon, where it is today. My clients have come from all over Oregon (and, sometimes, from out of state) and I have handled legal matters in just about every county in Oregon. I like being a sole practitioner because it allows me to practice law the way...
Michael McNichols
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(503) 266-8687 181 N. Grant Street
Suite 206A
Canby, OR 97013
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
After obtaining an MBA I worked for eight years in various aspects of commercial real estate including syndication analysis, consulting, brokerage and appraisals. I have been practicing law since 1992. I clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice during my 2nd and 3rd year of law school. My law practice involves assisting local businesses with legal/financial problems, working with Oregon consumers whose needs are best resolved through the legal system, and assisting families with the administration of probate estates. I am currently a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association...
Matthew Lyon
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 657-2597 405 W Arlington Street
Gladstone, OR 97027
Business, Criminal and Family
Shawn Michael O'Neil
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(503) 570-8755 8755 SW Citizens Drive, Suite 202
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business, Consumer, Employment and Personal Injury
For more than two decades Shawn has advised individuals, businesses, landowners, and public entities, throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington on various and often complex legal matters. He has successfully represented hundreds of these clients in civil litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Shawn is able to effectively negotiate settlements on challenging and highly charged cases while at the same time always being prepared to take cases to trial if resolution is not possible. Shawn is comfortable trying cases in front of juries and to the court. He has spent countless hours mentoring less-experienced attorneys on how to effectively try...
Kenneth Dobson
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 620-8900 3 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 250
Portland, OR 97035
Business, Agricultural, Collections and Energy
James Estes
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(503) 568-1680 5300 Meadows Road, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business
Willamette University
Joshua J. Lipps
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Clackamas County, 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.
Kathleen Profitt
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Clackamas County, 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
Elizabeth Munns
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Clackamas County, 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
Tyler Smith Tyler Smith
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Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 266-5590 181 N. Grant St.
STE 212
Canby, OR 97013
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 635-5244 155 B Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Business and Stockbroker Fraud
Clackamas County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(503) 224-6440 199 E Ave Apt 313
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Real Estate
USC Law School
Clackamas County, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 863-5896 7820 SE Otty St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Business and Estate Planning
New Coll of CA School of Law
Marc Johnston
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Multnomah County, 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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Multnomah County, 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.
Dane E. Johnson
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(503) 975-8298 3929 SW Council Crest Drive
Suite 202
Portland, OR 97239
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
University of Oregon School of Law
Dane Johnson leads Inspiration Spaceship and heads the firm’s entertainment and creative business practices. He handles film financing, production, and distribution legal, copyright matters, and business organizations and incorporations in the entertainment and creative industries.

Dane’s practice is informed by extensive creative experience in television and print for national advertising agencies and global brands. An award-winning senior art director and designer before studying law, he understands what it takes to create and produce great work.
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 610-0624 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...
Thomas William Stilley
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Multnomah County, 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
Aaron A. Pelley
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 446-3640 222 NW Davis Street
Suite 420
Portland, OR 97209
Free ConsultationBusiness and Cannabis Law
Willamette University College of Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers....
Thomas A. Hackett
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Attorney with 9 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...
Kevin C Brague
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Multnomah County, 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...
Ryan Douglas Smith
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 880-5122 1050 SW 6th Ave.
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationBusiness and IP
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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Multnomah County, 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.
Scott Brooksby
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Multnomah County, 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.
Kevin P Kress
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 223-7555 65 SW Yamhill St
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Insurance Claims and Securities
University of Notre Dame
Kevin practices in the areas of business litigation, shareholder/LLC member disputes, and securities claims. Kevin also is active with Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Volunteer Lawyer Project, through which he represents victims of domestic violence in contested restraining order hearings. Prior to returning to Portland and joining the Oregon State Bar in 2014, Kevin practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana for seven years with a mid-sized litigation firm, where he practiced in insurance coverage & defense, local government law, trucking & transportation claims, and construction defect litigation. Kevin also served as law clerk for Judge Kay Bates at the 19th Judicial...
James Oberholtzer
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Multnomah County, 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...
Andrew Harris
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Multnomah County, 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.
Peter Vaughan Shaver
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Multnomah County, 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.
Robert McGaughey
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Multnomah County, 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...
Justice J. Brooks I
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Multnomah County, 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
Christopher Michael Veley
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Multnomah County, 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...
Brandy Pirtle-Guiney
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Multnomah County, OR Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 208-7355 PO Box 11225
Portland, OR 97211
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Western New England University School of Law
After over ten years in private practice and public service, Brandy Pirtle-Guiney formed Pirtle-Guiney Law LLC in February 2016 in order to focus solely on employment and civil rights law with an emphasis on partnering with progressive small businesses to provide a wide-range of services aimed at helping their businesses and employees thrive.

Brandy was previously an attorney with Davis Law Offices LLC where she practiced employment, small business, vcivil rights and estate planning law. She previously served as a Senior Civil Rights Investigator with the Bureau of Labor and Industries where she spent several years handling employment, housing and public...
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