Salem Attorneys For Business Owners

Owners of small- to medium-sized businesses often delay contacting a lawyer until they have a legal problem. Unfortunately, solving a legal problem is much more costly than preventing it from happening in the first place.

Van Ness, Williamson LLP, has extensive experience handling all types of business law matters in Oregon. Attorney James Van Ness was a banker before he obtained his law degree. As a result, he understands business from the ground up, not just from the perspective of a lawyer. This understanding helps us provide the legal counsel you need, when you need it.

The following are examples of the legal services we provide to business owners:

  • Formation of limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, sole proprietorships, C corporations and S corporations to meet your needs for liability protection, tax treatment and business goals
  • Drafting partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements and startup documents
  • Intellectual property: trademark, patent and copyright
  • International law: customs law, duty drawback, international trade law, and rules of origin (NAFTA)
  • State regulatory issues OLCC and Oregon Health Authority
  • Winery, brewery and cidery
  • Drafting employment contracts to protect your business interests, including noncompetition agreements and agreements for protection of intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Drafting employee policies and handbooks
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Commercial leasing
  • Trademarks, patents and licensing
  • Customs classification and valuation planning
  • International trade law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sale of a business
  • Commercial litigation

With the broad range of business legal services we provide, we have the ability to serve as general legal counsel for law firms that do not have in-house legal counsel.

Talk To A Business Lawyer In Salem Today

We offer a free, in-person consultation so we can learn more about your business goals. Call 866-643-0369 or complete our online contact form.