Oregon 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 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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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.
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...
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
Daniel DiCicco
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 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...
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.
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.
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
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
Dean Alterman
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(503) 517-8200 805 SW Broadway, Suite 470
Portland, OR 97205
Business and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Kevin P Kress
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Portland, 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...
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Jerold W Hilary
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 639-4108 9250 SW Tigard St
Portland, OR 97223
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jerold W. Hilary is a graduate of University of Oregon and Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. He is an active member in the Tigard, Oregon business community and is a past president of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce. His practice focuses on business law, estate planning and probate and trust administration. He volunteers with Legal Aid Services for Senior citizens and is a volunteer judge with the Tigard Peer Court. In 2002 he received the Community Partnership’s Pro Bono Award for his volunteer work. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar,...
James Estes
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(503) 568-1680 5300 Meadows Road, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Business
Willamette University
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.
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...
Beau Ellis
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Lake Oswego, OR Business Law Lawyer with 10 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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
Adam Brittle
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 445-1598 1318 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Business, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark College
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
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...
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
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
Randal Acker
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson St
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
Firm Founder/Managing Attorney. Randal attended Portland’s Wilson High School before heading to California for college and then New York for law school. He was lured back to Portland in 1991 to work for a large, regional law firm. Thereafter, he started his own practice in Portland, OR. Randal offers significant trial experience and has represented a variety of businesses in most industries. Randal oversees all firm matters and focuses primarily on business representation and litigation
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.
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...
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
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
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