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Comprehensive Transactional and Advisory Services for Oregon Businesses

If you’re properly operating a business in Oregon, then comprehensive legal assistance is inevitable. You’ll have to structure your business to avoid personal liability (in the event of a lawsuit), ensure that your business is in full compliance with industry regulations, draft contracts, and protect and monetize intellectual property assets.

This can all be a bit overwhelming for first-time business owners.  After all, you already have your hands full growing your business — the last thing you want to be worried about is a problematic trademark infringement or having your personal assets seized by judgment creditors after a lawsuit.

Yellow Dog Legal is here to provide representation to businesses in a straightforward and efficient manner.

Broad Practice Area Experience

Founding attorney Nicole Schaefer works with a range of businesses, from local mom n’ pop retailers to early-stage startups.

For business clients, her relevant services include:

  • Business succession planning
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Intellectual property (trademark) and counseling
  • Animal law-related matters
  • Business entity formation
  • Contract drafting
  • And more

The breadth of Yellow Dog Legal’s business practices makes it a “one-stop-shop” for many small commercial entities.  For example, though the firm may be brought on-board to help with regulatory compliance, it may also be asked to draft employment contracts for the same company.  The business insights gleaned from handling that initial matter improves efficiency later on.

Prioritizing the Client’s Business Objectives

As a business owner herself, Nicole has first-hand experience building and operating a successful business in Oregon.  Most firms offering their services to commercial entities do not truly “understand” the pressures faced by owners whose primary concern is to achieve their business objectives.

Nicole is different.  Legal matters are not meant to be the centerpiece.  To that end, she works closely with clients to identify and achieve their business objectives through strategic representation.

For example, when counseling business clients on intellectual property, Nicole will evaluate the enforceability of a particular form of IP (i.e., trademarks) and help the client understand the consequences of their choice.  Though a particular trademark may be “legally enforceable,” it could be prone to dilution, confusion and infringement, which makes it rather difficult and costly to enforce in real-world terms.  Nicole would, therefore, advise the client on alternatives that could pose fewer problems.

Contact Yellow Dog Legal for Help

Yellow Dog Legal is an Oregon-based boutique firm with a practice covering estate planning, business compliance, animal law and intellectual property.  Clients include small businesses that need assistance with a particular legal matter — straightforward and complex matters alike.

Nicole is fundamentally people-oriented.  Unlike larger firms whose practice is based on a high-volume intake of clients, Nicole is focused on thoroughly investigating the issues facing each client and investing the time and resources necessary to execute a “personalized” solution.

Ready to speak to a skilled Oregon attorney about your business’s legal concerns?

Nicole can help.  Call Yellow Dog Legal at 971-350-8516 or complete an online intake form to schedule a consultation.