We specifically tailor legal services to your needs. If you are faced with complex and difficult decisions in your business and family life, we can help you control and move forward.
Owning and managing a business are both difficult and complex, when these responsibilities are combined, it can be overwhelming. When you are the business owner, the operator, and the key employee, you wear many different hats. We help you balance priorities and make decisions based on good legal advice.
We want to help you choose the proper business entity, understand the law around your important negotiations, and understand the legal climate for your industry.
And, when you are ready to leave the business to your loved ones, we guide you through the planning process, doing everything we can to make sure your business lives beyond your lifetime and provides for your family for generations to come.
As a law firm, it is our job to help you understand the negotiations you are about to enter and to make sure you have as much protection from the law to enforce your business deals. Unsophisticated business owners still believe there are standard contracts. Well, sadly for them, there is no such thing. It is my job to show you all aspects of your legal agreements so you are prepared for negotiations. When you understand the strategy behind every clause, you find ways to get a better deal. With better agreements, you can create a stronger business.
Wills & Trusts
Your estate plan is the plan for you legacy. And, when you are a business owner, you understand more than others how finances and family relationships complicate matters. Properly fitting your business into your estate plan is a key element handing down the knowledge and values you have learned to future generations.
In today’s society, many marriages fail. Acknowledging and understanding this makes prenuptial agreements an important part of both a sound estate plan and a proper business plan.
After someone passes away, the probate process is the way his or her estate is administered. The probate process is both public and time consuming. Depending on the speed and privacy that is best for your family, it is important to understand the probate process and plan around or even avoid probate.
Whether real estate is your largest financial asset, an important part of your retirement, or another piece of your business, you should hold and title your real estate as part of your overall estate and business plans.
In Oregon, all of your assets are subject to a divorce proceeding. This drives the strategy of how your business, real estate holdings, and other assets should be titled and managed.
Lawsuits are costly and a source of risk. Using the law to preemptively lower your risk is an important part of your business plan. We are here to audit your business activities and comply with important changes.
The big picture
We enjoy collaborating with other lawyers, financial and tax advisors, real estate and insurance professionals, and others. We work hard to give you the information and advice you need to spot issues, find solutions, and make a sound legal decision. Together we will create a road-map to your success and peace of mind.