We are committed to business in Oregon. We understand that the growth, success, and development of your business require sound legal advice that is tailored to your specific business and takes into account various non-legal disciplines. Good legal decisions for your business require us to be informed and connected to the greater business community. We work hard to understand your business and implement our vast business experience and community connections for your benefit.
Litigation is unfortunately a part of every business. We represent businesses and understand that the business litigation strategies must be flexible – there is no cookie cutter approach. Our job is to be prepared to take the matter to trial, and provide an assessment of risk to the business at every stage of litigation. We prepare to litigate with flexibility to adapt and create opportunities for creative, business-driven resolutions.
Construction law is a broad and complex area of law. Our attorneys advise owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, and design professionals through the process of building residential and commercial projects, and, when needed, litigating disputes that all too often arise during those projects.
If you have been accused of a crime, or believe you may be facing criminal charges, time is always of the essence and you should contact us immediately. Although we are skilled negotiators, we prepare every case as if it were going to trial and have a strong record of success at trial.
The issues involved in divorce can pose significant challenges for families, including financial cost and emotional strain in attempting to preserve the well-being of both parents and children. We understand that every case is unique and every client faces a distinct set of legal challenges. We have the dedication, knowledge, and experience to protect your interests.
The employment relationship creates many challenges for both employers and employees. Numerous and ever-changing federal, state, and local laws and regulations govern virtually all aspects of the employment relationship. The firm’s attorneys assist our employer and employee clients in fulfilling their employment-related obligations, and in recognizing and preventing claims that can lead to costly litigation.
Estate Planning & Probate
The firm seeks to develop custom-tailored plans for the efficient and effective transfer of estate assets. In wealth preservation and business succession planning we employ sophisticated techniques to minimize transfer taxes. We have extensive experience in probate and trust administration, which informs our planning strategies. Our goal is to develop plans that are flexible and practical to implement and maintain as well as appropriate for the assets, family relationships, and charitable inclinations of our clients.
The firm understands the importance of insurance as a necessary aspect of risk management for our clients. We handle litigation to enforce insurance contracts, assessment of coverage afforded by insurance policies, implementation of insurance related provisions in contracts, and representation of insureds who have been denied coverage.
Longshore & Harbor Workers
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides compensation, medical care, and vocational retraining to workers disabled on the job in traditional maritime occupations such as longshore workers, shipyard workers, and harbor construction workers.
Our attorneys assist nonprofit organizations with general business and litigation needs, and special matters applicable to nonprofit organizations, including any and all tax and administrative matters and advising boards of directors regarding fiduciary liability and conflicts of interest.
We are well-qualified in negotiation and litigation of personal injury claims. We initially counsel our clients to be patient in seeking compensation, as some injuries don’t manifest until well after the accident. Once we have a complete understanding of our client’s injuries and damages incurred, we build a thorough and effective case with the objective of obtaining a maximum recovery.