Portland Business Lawyers

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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

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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Aaron Joseph Cronan
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 709-8086 4424 SE 44th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Insurance Defense
UC Hastings COL
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
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
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.
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,...
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
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.
Denise Nicole Gorrell
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 222-3531 520 SW Yamhill St
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Devra Hermosilla
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 248-1134 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Business and Employment
Matthew Abts
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 567-9617 Box 42582
matthew@abts-law.com
Portland, OR 97242
Business
Matthew Abts helps small business owners and want-to-be owners achieve their dreams, whether it's extra part-time income, a full-time business, or an independent lifestyle. He has low, flat-fees for business formation, copyright, trademark, and contract drafting. Matthew also works with independent artists to protect their creative works, and is a supporter of the Lawyers for the Arts movement.
Steven Zipper
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 227-1515 115 NW First Ave, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97209
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Benjamin Rosenthal
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(503) 226-6409 1023 SW Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
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....
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
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...
Harlan E Jones
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 297-5703 7089 SW Valenta Ct
Portland, OR 97223
Business
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
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
Bruce Harvey Orr
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(503) 228-8448 621 SW Morrison St, Suite 1300
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Collections
John Warren
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
5410 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bruce White
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portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(503) 221-0612 1500 SW First Ave. Suite 985
portland, OR 97201
Business, Insurance Defense, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Zac Padgett
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
312 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Business
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
Charles Allen Kovas
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Warren Allen LLP
122 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Business, Estate Planning and Family
Martin Medeiros
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(503) 226-8122 1420 American Bank Building
621 SW Morriston Street
Portland, OR 97205
Business and IP
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
Tony Kullen
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 941-0269 401 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Business, IP and Securities
St. John's University School of Law
Jan D Sokol
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(503) 221-0699 2300 SW First Ave
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Warne Nunn
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(503) 452-9307 520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1010
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Tax
Jennifer Palmquist
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(503) 242-1122 1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1220
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Employment
David Simon
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
805 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Health Care
Christopher Hill
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
520 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
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
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
Casey Nokes
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
1001 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97204
Business
Norman Rickles
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 208-2951 234 Pacific Building
520 S.W. Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97204
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John Paul Beck
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 970-1844 521 SW Clay St # 107
Portland, OR 97201-5407
Business
Bruce Cahn
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(503) 228-2525 101 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97204
Business and Construction
Michael P. Pagnozzi
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
2823 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 97214
Business
Jeff Duncan Brecht
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 227-1111 1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

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.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

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.

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