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J Rain has a JD and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a Teir 1 Law School and a BS in Communication, Computer Science from Oregon State University.


J Rain has worked for IBM in the Legal department in Mergers and Acquisitions, working on the integration of the billion dollar acquisition of FileNet, and other acquisitions including Micromuse, Watchfire and preliminarily with Telelogic.  His role with these companies ranged from helping to develop the business case, through due diligence, and finally with the integration of partners, suppliers, and customers with an emphasis on migration of contracts.


Also at IBM J Rain worked in the role of Business Development, having written a plan for the Systems and Technology Group for the improvement of the use of IBM’s Intellectual Property.  Additionally he wrote a plan for the commercialization of new technology developed for the US Government.


J Rain has an entrepreneurial sprit having started a company with two partners and bootstrapping it to a profitable annual revenue and a number of employees before being acquired himself in 2001.

He works well with our community and is well respected by his peers and coworkers.  He brings unique global perspective having lived and traveled abroad.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 55%
    10 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Contracts: 20%
    11 years, 150 cases
  3. M & A: 10%
    10 years, 16 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    10 years, 75 cases
  5. Debt Agreements: 5%
    10 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($225-375/hour), contingent (30-38%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I have had the pleasure to work with J on several complex negotiations and business formation issues. While his grasp on the subject matter is impressive, what sets him apart from his peers is his ability to see the big picture and construct truly "win-win" outcomes. Additionally, he represents his clients with zeal and I have never witnessed him give less than 100% on each transaction.


    Elliot Reed Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rain Law Firm LLC

NW Ave
Portland, OR, 97229


DCInactive 200907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Extreme Blue - Austin Research LabIBM2005
Law and Technology - Excellence for the FutureCALI Excellence for the Future2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyRain Law Firm LLC2006 - Present
Contracts and Negotiation - Mergers and AcquisitionsIBM2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Board of Directors Arco Iris Immersion SchoolSecretary2013 - Present
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesRegion Representative2008 - Present
Oregon State Bar Professional Responsibility CommitteeMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington County Law Library Advisory BoardAdvisory Board2011 - 2013
Oregon State Client Security FundMember2007 - 2009
Student Bar AssociationTreasurer2004 - 2005
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2004 - 2008
Student Bar AssociationRepresentative2003 - 2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityManagementMBA2006
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2006
Oregon State UniversityCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Short Sales for RealtorsShort Sales and Debt Management Service Providers2011
Realtors and Short SalesMisrepresentation and Debt Management Service Providers2011
Washington County Public Affairs ForumBeaverton School Board Candidate2009
School Board Candidate ForumsMeet The Candidates Running For Beaverton School Board2009