Just as your relationship with your business partners can seem like a professional marriage, the end of a business partnership can be something like a divorce. Some partnerships end with every jointly owned item prompting a near fight to the death, which resembles mutual destruction instead of a professional break. Other partnerships reflect mutual respect…

Just as people generally don’t get married with the expectation of getting a divorce, parties seldom enter into partnership agreements with the expectation of ending up in court. Regardless, however, disputes commonly arise in legal partnerships. A solid partnership agreement typically includes alternative dispute resolution and dissolution terms designed to guide partners through an unresolvable…

In a striking example of a major internal dispute within an organization, police lieutenant Rachel Andrew filed a lawsuit against chief Mike Reese and captain of the North Precinct Chris Davis in Portland, Oregon. According to a recent article in the Portland Mercury, the federal civil rights lawsuit claims the two plaintiffs deliberately punished Andrew…

Just want to give some appreciation to our Portland clients by celebrating our culture and community with an infographic. What do you believe to be your “Prominently-Portland Qualities”? Add your ideas to the comments below.

Marijuana is very much in the news these days. Washington and Oregon both have begun move toward legitimizing marijuana dispensaries under state law. While we embrace this progress as it will help thousands of suffering people get treatment they cannot get elsewhere, we cannot help you set up a marijuana dispensary. No matter what happens…

Some people just seem to be possessed of an entrepreneurial spirit, and everybody always seems to know someone with a great idea who turned it into a fortune practically overnight. Unfortunately, fast money and effortless business success are more myth than reality. It’s surprisingly easy to make mistakes when starting your own business, as the…

While Portland and Seattle are often considered by non-residents to be fairly similar – same rainy weather, same love of coffee and beer and farm-to-table cuisine, same commitment to the environment and affection for technology – people in the Pacific Northwest understand just how dissimilar they can be. Which city would be a better choice…

Perhaps your business has been running smoothly for some time, or you have just discovered an opportunity that has too much potential to pass up. Whatever the cause, your company seems primed to grow. How though do you expand your business without risking the solid foundation you’ve worked so hard to create? A business attorney…

What sorts of trends are ongoing in the business world today? During the winter, as the end of the year approaches, it’s helpful to take a look back at the year that’s just elapsed and see what’s new, as well as to imagine where things might be headed. This winter, it’s clear that a few…

It might be a merry time of year, but the holidays can also be a major headache for business owners. Imagine a scenario where you’ve thrown a holiday office party as a thank you for everyone’s hard work, and then you witness an employee who’s getting too familiar with some female attendees. Suddenly, your well-intentioned…