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Daniel DiCicco
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Portland, OR 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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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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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 295-3085 1455 SW Broadway Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97201
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...
Scott Brooksby
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Marc Johnston
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Portland , OR Business Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Ann Chapman
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 38 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.
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...
Andrew Harris
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 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.
Thomas William Stilley
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(503) 227-1111 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
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.
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Aaron Ferreira grew up in Livermore, California. As an undergrad, he attended the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), first studying Computer Science and then graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. After graduation, he got his feet wet in the legal profession by working for three years as a legal assistant in Shell Beach, California.



In 1997, Aaron entered the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. While attending law school, he participated in law review as a Research Editor and then Articles Editor for the...
Brandy Pirtle-Guiney
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Portland, 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...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(503) 400-7999 650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Offers Video ChatBusiness, 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 15 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...
Justice J. Brooks I
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Portland, 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...
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.
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
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.
James Oberholtzer
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 41 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...
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.
Jonathan David Mishkin
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(503) 274-7849 4380 S. Macadam Avenue, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97239
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Oregon School of Law
Jonathan D. Mishkin, LL.M., has 15+ years as a practicing tax and estate planning attorney where he utilizes his extensive background in individual, corporate, international and real estate taxation along with knowledge in asset protection/estate planning techniques to consult with clients in matters of estate planning and tax mitigation strategies.

Mr. Mishkin has an economics and political science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center where he served as the Graduate Tax Policy Scholar advising the United...
Kirk Nevada Walker
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(702) 793-4125 10260 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Kirk Nevada Walker is an attorney helping clients in Nevada and other states since 2008. Super Lawyers named Mr. Walker on the exclusive Mountain West Rising Stars list multiple years for litigation, which honor is received by no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the mountain states. Nevada Business Magazine also lists Mr. Walker as its "Legal Elite" comprising of only the top 4% of attorneys in the State of Nevada.


Mr. Walker enjoys an AV rating, which is the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell from judges and attorneys. Mr. Walker was named one of the top-rated lawyers in...
Peter Vaughan Shaver
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Paul T Loney
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(503) 234-2694 1618 SW 1st Ave
Ste 250
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBusiness, Cannabis Law, Criminal and IP
Paul Loney has practiced law for over 27 years. In 2009, Mr. Loney developed the legal blueprint for Oregon’s first private cannabis club, “Highway 420,” and the first National high-profile cannabis café, “Oregon NORML’s Cannabis Café.” Mr. Loney’s practice focuses on a variety of legal issues associated with cannabis and hemp, specifically in the areas of business law and regulatory compliance.

Paul Loney has served as Oregon NORML’s legal counsel for over 13 years and has helped draft numerous cannabis-related legislative initiatives involving Oregon’s medical marijuana and recreational marijuana issues. He has assisted clients in drafting language for proposed additions...
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
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
Mack Shively
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 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
Todd Zilbert
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 32 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.
Robert McGaughey
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 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...
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,...
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.
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
Christopher Kane
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 25 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...
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
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
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...
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...
Jonathan C. Smale
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 228-9115 621 SW Morrison St. #1225
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Lewis & Clark Law School
David P. Meyer
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 31 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
Raymond Greycloud
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 846-9394 5933 NE Win Sivers Dr
Ste 224
Portland, OR 97220
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
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.
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.
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


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