West Slope, 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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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(503) 459-4455 4905 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Personal Injury
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 297-0417 2215 SW 84th Ave
Portland, OR 97225
Business
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 242-2922 9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Environmental, Products Liability and Real Estate
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(971) 222-3646 1675 SW Marlow Ave
Portland, OR 97225
Business
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(775) 742-5299 7645 SW Willowmere Dr
Portland, OR 97225
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 297-4594 4702 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business and IP
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney
(503) 292-8990 9400 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 225-1031 9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business and Real Estate
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 646-1103 2405 SW Roxbury Ave
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(503) 802-9112 9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(503) 641-6565 11600 SW Shilo Ln
Portland, OR 97225
Business
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
(503) 242-2922 9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer
9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business and Insurance Defense
Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(503) 802-9120 9755 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Construction and Environmental
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(503) 227-2900 8555 SW Apple Way Ste 300
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(503) 292-5800 7635 SW Westmoor Way
Portland, OR 97225
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Marc Johnston
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Portland , OR Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Scott Brooksby
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 25 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.
Kevin C Brague
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
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.
Kristin Olson
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 740-7608 1020 SW Taylor Street
Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law
I'm a trial lawyer who practices civil litigation, including commercial and personal injury law. I defend individuals and companies against lawsuits, and I also bring lawsuits on behalf of injured individuals.
Ann Chapman
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 37 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...
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.
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
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.
Aaron A. Pelley
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 446-3640 222 NW Davis Street
Suite 420
Portland, OR 97209
Free ConsultationBusiness and Cannabis Law
Willamette University College of Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers....
James Oberholtzer
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Portland, OR Business Law Attorney with 40 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...
Ann L. Fisher
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Beaverton, OR Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 721-0181 9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Boardwalk Plaza, Suite 210D
Beaverton, OR 97005
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
AF Legal & Consulting Services is a business and commercial law firm with an office located in Beaverton, Oregon. AV Preeminent-rated* attorney Ann L. Fisher works closely with clients in a broad range of matters related to the development of business strategies, contract review, enforcement, and negotiation, real estate matters, and when necessary, litigation.

Prior to establishing her solo law firm, AF Legal & Consulting Services, Ms. Fisher honed her business litigation skills as an attorney in house, in a boutique commercial practice, and a multi-state business law firm. She was a pro tem judge for eleven years which...
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
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
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.
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 Michael Veley
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Portland, OR Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 417-7777 111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Family and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
I'm an attorney with the law firm of Slinde & Nelson LLC in Portland, Oregon (a Vancouver, Washington office is coming soon). I have been practicing law since 1999. I am licensed to do so in Oregon and Washington and regularly appear before courts in both states, and particularly Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington. My practice concentrates on civil litigation, legal advice, and disputes relating to real estate, construction, banks, homeowners associations, businesses, and individuals. This includes: construction contract drafting, review and advice; representation of contractors and owners regarding...
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
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.
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
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
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