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About Me

My legal-business knowledge and experience primarily is (i) business, (ii) corporate, (iii) contract, (iv) mergers & acquisiitons, (v) regulatory and (vi) transactions. My strong interest is helping clients start, build, grow and counsel their businesses, based on my 33 years plus extensive experience as a business executive, corporate attorney and private practioner. The four primary areas of my law practice is with respect to (i)  automated transfer of money (ATM) and electronic transfer of funds (ETF), (ii) liquor law distillers, brewers, distributors and retailers, (iii) general business and corporate counseling, and (iv) all types of merger & acquisiiton transactions. 


Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    40 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    40 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    40 years
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 10%
    27 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Hourly ($250-300/hour)

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Contact Info

JM FORD, Attorney at Law

River Park Center, Suite 300
205 SE Spokane
Portland, OR, 97202-6487

JM FORD, Attorney at Law

PO Box 82226
Portland, OR, 97282-0226




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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole PartnerJM Ford, Attorney at Law2008 - Present
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & SecretaryVERO, Inc.2003 - 2008
Senior Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Oregon, Attorney General's Office2002 - 2003
Associate General CounselCard Capture Services, Inc.1998 - 2001
PartnerAllen, Fellows, Sheridan, Livingston, Greif, Ryan, Odman & Ford1991 - 1998
Sole PractionerJM Ford, Attorney at Law1987 - 1990
General Counsel, Vice President & SecretaryAmerican Guaranty Financial Corporation1975 - 1983
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryAmerican Guaranty Life Insurance Company1975 - 1987
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the District of OregonN/A1992 - Present
International Association of Insurance CounselN/A1986 - 1987
Oregon State BarN/A1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1975 - 1987
Phi Alpha DeltaN/A1972 - 1987
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLaw-Contract/Business/CorporateJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of San FranciscoGovernmentBA1970