When the financial well-being and long-term success of your business are at stake, you need a firm that offers business experience, perspective, vision, and practical counsel. In today's climate of mega firms formed by merger upon merger, we offer a refreshing alternative: successful, results oriented legal services performed by a select and highly competent team of business experts.
We believe that businesses benefit from long term relationships with legal counsel. Nothing compares with the perspective gained from years of working with an individual business client. Accordingly, our business attorneys strive to learn a client's business so that they can be effective counselors and advisors over the long haul.
Too often businesses find themselves in court because they fail to consider and plan for all the possible legal consequences of the business decisions. Our attorneys distinguish themselves as creative, forward thinking advisors who can foresee problems and suggest ways to avoid them. Creative solutions, perseverance, and communications are the means by which we deliver top quality legal services that our clients are entitled to expect.
A comprehensive approach is also important to your business. Many of the attorneys in our business group are either Certified Public Accountants, or hold advanced degrees in either taxation (LL.M) or business administration (MBA). Our business lawyers also hold leadership positions in business and professional associations. As such, our attorneys have the experience needed to address your legal issues efficiently and effectively.
Although we are an Oregon based law firm, we have many lawyers admitted to practice in Washington, California, and other states. As such, we commonly represent clients in proceedings and business transactions throughout the country.
As part of our business practice, we routinely handle matters in the following areas:
Practice Area Chair(s)
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Capital Acquisition
- Construction Issues
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Employee Health, Welfare and Fringe Benefit Programs
- Employment Law
- Entity Formation
- Environmental Issues
- Estate and Trust Administration
- Estate and Wealth Preservation Planning
- Executive Deferred Compensation Arrangements
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Organization of Tax-Exempt Entities
- Real Estate Lending
- Real Estate Purchases and Sales
- Tax Deferred Exchanges
- Tax Planning and Tax Appeals
Darin D. Honn
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Cases associated with this practice area
Buy/Sell of LLC Interests
We represented an individual investor who was a major shareholder and active manager in a large construction company and several related entities. We were asked to facilitate his withdrawal and disposition of his interests. In doing so, we advised our client on a wide variety of issues including the scope of noncompetition agreements, issues relating to corporate debt guarantied by our client as well as the remaining investors, and appropriate strategies for the orderly completion of the transactions.
Division of a Family Business
We also represented a family in the division of their company into two separate entities. The transaction was structured as a tax-free reorganization and approved by the IRS in a private letter ruling.
Expansion of Family Business
We assisted in representing a small, family owned business in restructuring its corporation to expand the business. The family owners were able to bring in new investments; take advantage of a unique, exclusive distributorship opportunity; and expand the existing business line while maintaining ultimate control of the corporation.
Clients associated with this practice area
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.
Columbia Ultimate, Inc.
Component Concepts, Inc.
Attorneys practicing in this area
Besen, Aaron J. -
Caplan, Barry P. -
Hanna, Harry M. -
Honn, Darin D. -
Kmetz, Heather A. -
Levelle, Michael D. -
Misley, Jeffrey C. -
Nunn, Robert W. -
Parkin, Matthew S. -
Roehm III, Victor J. -
Sanchez, Gabriela -
Tarr, Jeffrey S. -
Thomsen, LL.M., Dallas G. -
Paralegals supporting this practice area
Dolan, Michelle L. -
Whitcomb, Teresa L. -