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Legal Services

We use our experience and expertise to give advice tailored to your specific situation. Our goal is to help businesses and individuals thrive by using the legal system in your favor. Here are some of our areas of expertise:

Real Estate & Foreclosure Law

General real estate law, landlord/tenant matters, mortgage servicing error, homeowners association problems, and help for those facing foreclosure of a home.

Business Law

We advise businesses and their owners on matters of federal law, Oregon law, and certain international issues. We also advise nonprofit charities and foundations.

Estate and Probate Law

We prepare wills, trusts, and power of attorney instruments so your estate is settled and your intended heirs inherit your assets without delays and headaches. We also "probate" estates large and small, and represent heirs in probate disputes. 

 

Specific Practice Areas

Real Estate

  • Residential real estate purchases, sales, deeds, disputes

  • Landlord/tenant disputes, leases

  • Foreclosure defense, loan servicer error, unfair trade practices

  • Homeowners association problems

  • Deeds, mortgages, land sale contracts & easements

  • Selling your home without a realtor

  • Short sales and loan modification help

Business

  • Business start-ups, acquisitions & dissolution

  • Non-profit charities and private foundations

  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation, dissolution and reorganizations

  • Trademark and trade names

  • Franchising purchase or sale

  • Asset protection measures

Civil Litigation

  • Contract disputes, unfair trade practices, fraud, and misrepresentation

  • Investment litigation

  • Breach of fiduciary duty, partnership and corporate litigation

     

 

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

  • Preparing wills, trusts, and power of attorney documents

  • Litigation representation in trust and estate disputes

Probates, Guardianship & Conservatorships

  • General probate of wills, or estates with no will

  • Small estate affidavits and advice

  • Contesting a will or estate when undue influence used

  • Claims for financial abuse of vulnerable persons

Asset Protection

  • Use LLCs, trusts, and other measures to limit your exposure

  • Maximize estate and gift tax credits and exemptions

  • When to declare bankruptcy and how to avoid involuntary liens

  • International and multi-state operations