Portland Business Law Blog

Getting The Most Value Out Of Your Legal Counsel

In many business disputes the stakes are high. When it becomes clear that a dispute will be difficult to resolve, it may be time to seek legal counsel.

Making the decision to hire an attorney is an important one. An attorney can prove to be one of your most value assets as you face a high-stakes business dispute. But how do you ensure that you get the most value out of your attorney? Here are some things to keep in mind:

Partition Actions

How To Get Out Of Joint Ownership Of Property With Someone You Don't Get Along With Anymore

When a business or personal relationship goes south for parties who own property together, typically the last thing they want to do is to continue to be tied together by real estate. The best option is for one the parties to negotiate a buyout of the other party or to jointly agree to sell the property outright. But the issues that ended the relationship can cause one or both parties to be unreasonable and refuse to agree to a buyout or sale. When it gets to that point, a partition action can force a sale.

Gathering Evidence To Win Your Business Dispute

A business dispute can become very costly and distracting thing to go through. When you are unable to quickly and fairly resolve a dispute on your own, it's time to look to a business attorney for guidance.

Although laypersons like to think cases are won on the unparalleled skills of their lawyer, without good facts and supporting evidence, even the best lawyers come up short.

Does a Contract Have To Be In Writing To Be Legally Enforceable?

"Get it in writing" is good advice for anyone entering into a business relationship.

A contract is a legally enforceable agreement that is made between two or more individuals or entities involved in some sort of transaction or business relationship. There are certain requirements that must be met in order for a contract to be valid. For example, both parties must agree to all of the material terms of the contract in order for it to be valid.

Creating Effective Business Contracts

Behind every important business relationship or transaction is a business contract. A business contract should clearly identify the rights and obligations of each party, provide legal protections, protect trade secrets, contain a dispute resolution mechanism, and much more.

Starting a Business In 2017? Here Are Some Things To Keep In Mind.

Many people take the new year as an opportunity to pursue new endeavors. For many, that means starting a business.

Whether you are launching a business in 2017 - or thinking about it - you will want to make thoughtful, informed decisions. Proper planning for your business idea is the cornerstone of a successful, sustainable business. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Important Considerations In Partnership Breakups

When a business partnership is formed, the last thing on partners' minds is the possibility that one day that partnership will end. But life happens, plans changes, and not all partnerships survive the test of time.

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