Lafayette, 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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Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(503) 472-9092 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...
Charles Andrew Hillestad
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McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(503) 687-1730 125 NE 3rd Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
SPECIALIZATION OF THE FIRM The firm is devoted exclusively to a PROPERTY LAW and BUSINESS LAW practice. That includes anything pertaining to: real estate, contracts, broker law, business creation and operation, sales, leasing, and title issues sale and development, construction and lien, security and foreclosure, leasing and eviction, ...
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
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...
Shawn Michael O'Neil
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Wilsonville, 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...
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...
Thomas J Sullivan
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Wilsonville, 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...
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
3850 3 Mile Ln
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business and Employment
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 472-5156 330 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 472-5141 620 NE 5th St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business and Real Estate
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 472-5141 620 NE 5th St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business and Real Estate
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 472-5141 620 NE 5th St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Divorce and Family
McMinnville, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 472-0344 701 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business and Real Estate
McMinnville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 472-9555 1215 Adams St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Estate Planning, International and Personal Injury
McMinnville, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 472-3770 1006 NE 3rd St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Business, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 538-8318 2913 Portland Rd
Newberg, OR 97132
Business, IP and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern School of Law
Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(503) 537-0630 1308 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business and Employment
Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 476-8200 100 S College St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business
Newberg, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 538-3138 515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 538-3138 515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business
Newberg, OR Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(503) 476-8200 100 S College St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Newberg, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 538-2188 210 S College St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Newberg, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 538-3138 515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Newberg, OR Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 699-7309 29585 NE Owls Ln
Newberg, OR 97132
Business
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Cornelius, OR Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(619) 261-1447 34469 SW Firdale Rd
Cornelius, OR 97113
Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 393-2332 15912 SW Breccia Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
Business and Environmental
Georgetown University Law Center
Forest Grove, OR Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
PO Box 786
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Business, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Forest Grove, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 357-3191 2002 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wilsonville, OR Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(503) 685-8616 27700 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business, Employment, IP and International
Wilsonville, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 984-2201 12073 SW Lausanne St
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 639-9849 12402 SW Chandler Dr
Portland, OR 97224
Business and Real Estate
Wilsonville, OR Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 570-3405 25117 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business, Administrative, Employment and Family
Forest Grove, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 357-3191 2002 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Salem, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 390-1635 4855 River Rd N
Salem, OR 97303
Business, Municipal, Real Estate and Tax
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(503) 307-2623 13138 SW Yarrow Way
Portland, OR 97223
Business and Real Estate
Beaverton, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 579-2343 14780 SW Osprey Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
Business and Tax
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(503) 639-9849 12402 SW Chandler Dr
Portland, OR 97224
Business
Forest Grove, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 357-3191 2002 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wilsonville, OR Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(503) 685-8191 27700 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Business and Employment
Salem, OR Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(503) 399-8677 4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
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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.