Gresham, 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 12 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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Jeffrey Long
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Lake Oswego, 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...
Gregory Abbott
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(503) 283-4568 6635 N Baltimore Ave
Suite 254
Portland, OR 97203
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Consumer
Lewis & Clark College
J-P Voillequé
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 802-5533 600 NW Naito Pkwy
Suite G
Portland, OR 97209
Free ConsultationBusiness and Communications
Business & transactional attorney at Immix Law Group. Dad, husband, ukulele player. I knit too many hats.
Curtis Jeffrey Abbott
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West Linn, 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
Doug Bragg
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 352-1991 6650 SW Redwood Ln Suite 330
Portland, OR 97224
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Insurance Claims
University of the Pacific
With diverse experience in business law and civil litigation, attorney Doug Bragg is committed to providing personal and professional legal representation to clients throughout the Portland area. Through his years of experience, Attorney Bragg has developed a strong foundation of legal knowledge to put to work for his clients in their legal matters, including those involving business law, insurance law and construction law. Mr. Bragg received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago and his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with "Great Distinction." In 2001, Mr....
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...
Mack Shively
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(503) 274-7402 1001 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School
Masters in Taxation, New York University School of Law
Jack Milford Ford
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 44 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...
Cheyenne Powelson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 444-3897 650 NE Holladay St, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Business, Construction and Employment
Gonzaga University 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.
Gary Susak
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
222 SW Columbia St
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Charles Markley
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(503) 295-2668 1515 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Raised in the Northwest. Private practice for over 20 years in the business/real estate areas. Extensive litigation experience, including in the Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, and federal courts as well.
David P. Meyer
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(503) 224-1096 621 SW Morrison St Ste 1425
Portland, OR 97205-3823
Business, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Oregon School of Law
Business Law, Construction Law, General Civil, Injury Law
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.
Erin K. Fitzgerald
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 641-7222 9800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business, Consumer and Criminal
Lewis & Clark Law School
Elliott P. Dale
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(503) 224-5560 805 SW Broadway
Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Phil Nelson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
111 SW Fifth, Ste 1740
Portland, OR 97210
Business, Employment and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
I am a business lawyer who thinks like a businessman. Providing the kind of services my business clients need really is that simple. My practice focuses on litigation solutions that are consistent not at odds with my clients' business needs. My firm, Slinde Nelson, offers full service, innovative solutions to business clients throughout the region. We handle entity formation, buying and selling of businesses, employment law matters and employee relations issues, intellectual property matters, trade secrets, real estate and construction matters, and just about any other issue that comes up in the business setting.
Christopher Kane
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(503) 380-7822 2207 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Mr. Kane grew up in Oregon and obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics from Portland State University in 1991. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1994 and became a member of the Oregon State Bar in 1995. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in the State of Oregon. Mr. Kane has always focused on helping "the little guy" and has represented hundreds of individuals and small businesses in many areas of the law in both state and federal courts, including...
Jonathan C. Smale
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(503) 228-9115 621 SW Morrison St. #1225
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Lewis & Clark Law School
Kevin Luby
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
7360 SW Hunziker St
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Bradley Schrock
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(877) 676-3841 4800 SW Griffith Dr.
Ste. 230
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
Business emphasis general practice serving businesses, business owners and individuals.Business law, divorce and family law, wills, trusts and estates, and several areas of employment law.

Key types of matters handled:

1. Divorce;
2. Non-competition agreements and issues;
3. trust administration disputes;
4. Probates, and probate/will disputes;
5. Business formation and business contracts;
6. Sales of business;
7. Advising employers on employment issues;
8. Wage claims; and
9. Business litigation.
Peggy Foraker
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
1500 NE Irving St
Portland, OR 97232
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
University of Kentucky College of Law
Denise Nicole Gorrell
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(503) 222-3531 520 SW Yamhill St
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Christopher Hill
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
520 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Scott L Mullins
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 223-7555 65 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Securities, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
University of Wyoming College of Law
Scott Mullins handles litigation in the areas of securities, FINRA arbitration, investment advisers, regulatory compliance, professional licensing, health insurance, and shareholder disputes. He also routinely defends individuals and companies in Government investigations and prosecutions involving these practice areas.

Prior to joining McGaughey Erickson, Scott was Senior Counsel at a commercial litigation firm, and before that, he worked as a securities regulator in Oregon, where he investigated dozens of registered investment advisers involving the sale of private placements, income assignments, notes, investment contracts, and structured settlements. Scott was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the...
Matthew Lyon
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Gladstone, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 657-2597 405 W Arlington Street
Gladstone, OR 97027
Business, Criminal and Family
Scott Snyder
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Michael Licurse Jr
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 228-8448 621 SW Morrison St. #1300
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ms Kate Brooke
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 972-0400 10260 SW Greenburg Rd Suite 1180
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Kate Brooke is an Oregon real estate and small business attorney who specializes in residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation, providing outside general counsel services to small business clients and advising real estate brokers regarding brokerage operations.
Cecilia K. Nguyen
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(503) 644-2146 4500 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business, Employment, Family and Immigration
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.
David Simon
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
805 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Health Care
Matthew Johnson
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 227-8424 101 SW Main Street
Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Construction and Products Liability
Theodore Piteo
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 786-3800 12909 SW 68th Pkwy
Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
Lewis & Clark Law School
Saville Easley
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 380-1955 1500 SW 1st Ave Ste 900
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Divorce and Family
Dennis Steinman
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(503) 222-3531 520 SW Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and IP
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jason R Polen
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
PO Box 96261
Portland, OR 97296
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Employment and IP
Jason is a self-starting, go-getting lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach to helping his clients. He co-founded StaTerra Law with Tim because he was not satisfied with the traditional approach to providing legal services. He firmly believes that legal costs should be predictable, transparent and value-driven.

Jason’s entrepreneurial mindset enables him to better understand his clients’ needs. His first taste of entrepreneurship came from his childhood. As a kid, he helped manage his family’s small free-range cattle farm. Every morning before school, he would deliver bales of hay (that he and his family had harvested in the summer) to a herd...
Wendell L. Belknap
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Oregon City, 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
Robert Miller Sr
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 641-7888 12275 SW 2nd St
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business
Richard Vangelisti
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(503) 445-2101 811 SW Naito Parkway
Stuite 420
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Elder and Personal Injury
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