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The Pitfall of the Unpaid Intern
For their June 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey outline the legal framework with respect to interns and provide guidance on hiring and paying interns…
REITs, Master Limited Partnerships Could Make Playing Field More Level for Renewables
Duncan Delano and Kimberlee Stafford discuss two new approaches to encourage investment in renewable energy – master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) – for their June 5 article for the Portland Business Journal's…
Best Practices in Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements
Haley Morrison co-authored an article in Matthew Bender in May 2013 addressing the best practices for drafting independent contractor agreements, including the importance of having a written, customized agreement, the overriding legal considerations…
Litigation 101 - When Solid Business Plans Go Awry
In his May 16 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Steven Olson offers advice on best practices to follow when being sued or when pursuing legal action against another party.
Evaluating the Independent Contractor Designation for Purpose of Wage Claims
In their "General Counsel" article for the May issue of Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey review the independent contractor designation. The article offers employers a reminder regarding…
Chapter 11 Filings Are Down, but Not, Unfortunately, Out
Tim Conway discusses Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in his April 26 article for the Portland Business Journal. Today's business climate, still in transition, presents challenging choices for companies seeking new and restructured debt.
Play or Pay: Crunching the Numbers on Affordable Care Act Penalties
For their April 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey study the Affordable Care Act and guide employers through the cost-benefit analysis of the decision…
Sick Times in Portland: What You Should Know about Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance
In their March 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views newsletter, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey discuss a proposed city ordinance that would require Portland employers to provide sick leave…
Protecting Your Company's Competitive Advantage Through Employment Agreements
In a "General Counsel" article for the February issue of the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News and Views, Bob Carey advises Oregon employers on how to prevent employees from competing against the company or otherwise disrupting…
Tax Credit May Give Wind Energy a Gust
In his January 28 article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Max Miller discusses the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the new language it incorporates concerning wind energy tax credits. The new language change provides a longer period of…
Protecting the Crown Jewels of the Business
In his January 8 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Aman advises businesses on how best to protect access to customer lists, product details, and other proprietary data when an employee leaves. Ultimately, the best way…
Creative Deal Structure Brings Solar to Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church
In a recent news article for Solar Oregon, David Petersen outlines the deal structure that allowed Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church to install a solar energy system on its rooftop. In collaboration with Lake Oswego's NW Photon Energy, the…
Butter Creek Development Still in Litigation
In her December 19 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanne Chamberlain details the continuing legal saga of Ralls Corp.'s Butter Creek wind farm development in Morrow County, Oregon. As David Petersen discussed in a previous…
What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?
Jan Neuman had an editorial, "What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?", published in the Fall 2012 issue of freshwater magazine. In the article, Neuman discusses current wasteful water doctrines, the use of inefficient irrigation…