Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Small Business Attorney’

Should your Oregon small business sue a customer?

March 18, 2013 - by

Every small business owner must one day decide what to do with unpaid customer bills.  Deciding whether to sue a customer is a difficult decision.  For one, it may simply not be worth your time if the customer is insolvent.  And depending on the industry your business is in, you may need to carefully weigh […]

Oregon Business Scam Alert

February 14, 2013 - by

The Oregon Corporate Records Service is a scam.  It is NOT the same thing as the Corporation Division at the Oregon Secretary of State.  Do NOT send them money or personal information about you or your business. We’ve seen multiple Oregon business clients in the past week bring to our attention a mailing they’ve received […]

New Year’s Legal Links

December 31, 2012 - by

Happy New Year everyone!  Here are some legal links to ring in the new year.  Starting off in our neck of the woods, the data is in on Washington’s privatization of liquor: prices haven’t come down (which is evident to anyone who’s examined the hefty taxes that replaced state-controlled price markups). In case you missed it, […]

Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in Oregon?

December 12, 2012 - by

Is your non-competition agreement enforceable in Oregon? If you have to ask, then the answer is: No, probably not. Oregon disfavors non-competition agreements, and presumes them invalid except in very narrow circumstances. Small business owners love them, and we see them in a number of circumstances where they just can’t be enforced. To find out […]

Forming an LLC in Oregon

November 29, 2012 - by

What is an LLC? A limited liability company is a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership, combining structural flexibility and favorable tax treatment with limited liability for officers and shareholders.  An LLC, like a corporation, is an artificial person. In Oregon, LLCs are authorized under the Oregon Limited Liability Act. Oregon LLCs provide limited […]