Columbia City, 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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Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and IP
Columbia Law School
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
College of Law
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
College of Law
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and IP
Harvard Law School
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business, Administrative and IP
College of Law, Glasgow Graduate School of Law and Nottingham Law School
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Attorney
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
SJ Quinney College of Law
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
College of Law
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Criminal
Yale Law School
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Attorney
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
College of Law
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Attorney
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business, Communications, Environmental and IP
Saint Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(440) 207-0672 265 Strand Street
Saint Helens, OR 97051
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Criminal
St Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 397-9500 239 S 1st St
St Helens, OR 97051
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
St Helens, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 397-9066 1677 St Helens St
St Helens, OR 97051
Business and Real Estate
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...
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...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Portland, 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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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...
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.
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 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.
Ryan Douglas Smith
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Portland, 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 L. Fisher
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 721-0181 9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Boardwalk Plaza, Suite 210D
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
AF Legal & Consulting Services is a business and commercial law firm with an office located in Beaverton, Oregon. AV Preeminent-rated* attorney Ann L. Fisher works closely with clients in a broad range of matters related to the development of business strategies, contract review, enforcement, and negotiation, real estate matters, and when necessary, litigation.

Prior to establishing her solo law firm, AF Legal & Consulting Services, Ms. Fisher honed her business litigation skills as an attorney in house, in a boutique commercial practice, and a multi-state business law firm. She was a pro tem judge for eleven years which...
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...
Jeremy R. James
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(503) 206-6401 8235 SW Oleson Rd., Ste. C
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Elder, Personal Injury 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.
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...
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
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...
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.
Howard Alan Newman MBA
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 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.
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.
Demetrius Tsohantaridis
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Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 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
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.
Grant Richard Burton
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Hillsboro, OR Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
161 NW Adams Ave #300
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
I am the President of Hillsboro Law Group PC, an Oregon law firm dedicated to helping clients find long-term solutions to difficult legal issues. My practice focuses on family law and wills, trusts, and estates.
Matthew McKean
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Hillsboro, OR Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 846-0707 101 SW Washington St
Suite 200
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Business, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Nothing makes me happier than to help clients through a complicated legal issue and have them come out the other side ready to move on with their lives. Whether you are going through a probate, guardianship, adoption, need an estate plan, or starting a business, I can help you through the process. As a sole practitioner I like to work closely with my clients. Your legal issues are important to me and I want to be accessible. I am also Of Counsel with the Harris Law Firm and can tap into a team of outstanding attorneys that can...
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.
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
John Tollefsen
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 45 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.
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