We provide customized planning to achieve clients’ personal estate planning goals while minimizing estate and transfer taxes. Our services include drafting wills and trusts, succession planning for family businesses, lifetime gifts and charitable gift planning. We assist clients to administer and distribute trusts and probate estates, including preparing required tax returns and providing income tax planning. We advise clients who are caring for elderly incapacitated parents and disabled relatives.
We provide a full range of family law services, including divorces, custody disputes, domestic violence and abuse issues, paternity, modifications and enforcement of existing judgments, and negotiating and drafting prenuptial, post-nuptial and domestic partnership agreements. Our approaches include litigation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, and collaborative services.
We help our clients resolve disputes, whether the client has a claim that needs enforcing or must defend a claim being made by another. Our litigators have the experience and emotional intelligence to help the client reach the best resolution reasonably possible under the circumstances. That may mean that we help negotiate a voluntary settlement, employ mediation or arbitration as dispute resolution tools, or litigate and try the case to conclusion in one of the federal or state courts located in Oregon and Washington. Our attorneys have successfully handled a wide range of matters, including business and contract disputes, will and trust disputes, injury and damage claims, foreclosures, non-competition agreements, boundary disputes, complex construction defect cases and employment claims.
We help clients buy, manage and sell businesses and real estate. Our services include entity formation, negotiating and preparing contracts, and dealing with the wide variety of legal issues that business and real estate owners confront.
We are client-relationship focused, and we offer legal advice and counsel so that our clients can dedicate their skills and energy to growing their company. We emphasize responsive and cost-effective service to meet the needs of our clients, be they start-ups, established businesses, banks, or professional practice groups.
We have a long history of helping architects, owners and contractors negotiate contracts and resolve construction-related disputes.
We help clients collect and secure payment of debts owed to them and, if necessary, protect their rights in Bankruptcy Court.
We help employers comply with the employment and wage laws applicable to their businesses. We have experience defending employment claims. But we also help our clients avoid such claims by designing compliance programs and resolving disputes with their employees at an early stage.