|Contract Attorney||adidas America||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Melissa Jaffe, LLC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Geron Corporation||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Genentech||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Women Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Solo Practioners Group||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association GPSolo Magazine||Women Solo Practitioners||2010|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Intellectual Property and International Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Annual Meeting||Sculptor's Guild of Oregon||2009|
Posted by anonymous
In providing legal services to our business for a number of professional concerns over the past year Ms. Jaffe has proven herself to be an attentive, responsive, and tenacious advocate. She has expertly taken us through the process of identifying and reviewing points of concern, presented our options and lead us to successful resolutions.
Through all of our interactions Ms. Jaffe has demonstrated an ability to address our legal concerns with a fine balance of empathy and sober dedication to protecting our interests.
Posted by Kate
Melissa has helped us understand our needs around intellectual property and contractor agreements for our small online business. She not only has expert knowledge in these areas, but she has an empathic skillfulness in explaining the process and what we needed to know to make good decisions.
We're looking forward to continuing our work with her for further legal assessment and support as needed.
For those of us entrepreneurial types wanting to do business ethically and with heart and often somewhat reluctant to retain lawyers, Melissa provides a sturdy bridge between doing business differently and taking care to cover ourselves legally.
We look forward to a long term relationship with Melissa as our lawyer.
Posted by Mark
As a small business owner with a small budget legal advice and support has been one of those things that we've needed for a long time, and have avoided out of nervousness about cost and about legal issues themselves.
Melissa has been fantastic- she's speaks our language and gets us, listens and truly hears us, and has been totally on top of what we needed. She's really guided us through the process of putting a critical part of our legal structure in place.
At this point, basically she's our lawyer, and we'll be doing more work with her in the coming years.
Christopher Bergstrom, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As a family law attorney I have occasion where clients may find themselves in a period of transition. This can mean beginning a new business venture or winding one down. In either case, I have complete confidence in referring clients to Melissa. Client and counsel will find Melissa to be both professional and thorough in her representation. However, perhaps most importantly, Melissa truly subscribes to the notion that the law is a service profession and accordingly will make sure her client's interest is of paramount concern. Those looking for thoughtful and effective counsel will be well served retaining Melissa Jaffe.
William Griffith, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known and worked with Melissa for 3 years. In that time I have come to recognize Melissa as an exceptional lawyer. In my opinion what sets Melissa apart from many other lawyers is that she not only understands the law but she understands people. On many occasions I have seen Melissa use her skills to help her clients achieve their goals. Melissa's firm grasp of the law and the importance of personal relationships in all aspects of business, politics, and life allows her to come-up with creative solutions to the various situations her clients find themselves in. In general, I refer most of my clients with Intellectual Property issues to Melissa because I know that they will find a caring and engaged lawyer who will work hard to achieve their goals.
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