I am primarily a tax lawyer andin2006opened my own office in downtown Portland. I... more
I am primarily a tax lawyer andin2006opened my own office in downtown Portland. I graduated from Lewis Clark Law School, and went on to do another year at New York University where I got a specialty degree in taxation. For six years I was in private practice with a large Portland law firm, and in 1986 went to work in-house at PGE whereI stayed for 19 years. While at PGE I represented PGE and i... view profile
My legal-business knowledge and experience primarily is (i) business, (ii) corporate,... more
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 andcounsel their businesses, based on my 33 years plus extensive experience as a business executive, corporate attorney andprivate practioner.The four primary areas of my la... view profile
General business legal counsel to entrepreneurs motivated by an evolutionary vision... more
General business legal counsel to entrepreneurs motivated by an evolutionary vision or social benefit beyond pure economic gain. Particular focus on alternative governance structures and distributed authority systems.
I advise clients in Oregon on small business legal issues, with a focus on marijuana... more
I advise clients in Oregon on small business legal issues, with a focus on marijuana business and supporting industries. In three years of practicing law, I've found the greatest satisfaction in working with clients to build something lasting. I founded Folium Law Group so that I could focus on providing quality legal advice at affordable prices, and building lasting relationships with the peo... view profile
Creating a limited liability company, or LLC, is one of several ways to structure a business. The other choices are general, limited, or limited liability partnerships. A shareholder in an LLC is not personally liable for any of the debts of the company, other than for the money they invested in that company. In a general partnership, all partners manage the business and are personally liable for its debts. In limited partnerships, partners' liability is limited and they have no voice in the decision-making. And in a limited liability partnership (LLP), all partners have some degree of limited liability. A lawyer with LLC experience can help you determine if forming an LLC is advantageous and appropriate for your business. If you decide to form an LLC, the attorney can draft the paperwork you need to formalize your choice, including provisions for management, ownership transfers, and profit and loss distributions.