Here's what's happening.
Scaled-back BETC is fading into the sunset
In 2010, Oregon policymakers’ renewable energy dreams yielded to fiscal and political realities as the Legislature pared down and set a termination date for the Business Energy Tax Credit. Now that the Oregon Department of Energy has adopted final…
The DJC honors Caroline Harris Crowne as an Up and Coming Lawyer
The Daily Journal of Commerce features Caroline Harris Crowne as one of their 2010 Up and Coming Lawyers honorees.
New solar energy pilot program offers alternative to tax credit incentives
Attorneys with clients interested in building projects that generate solar energy will want to pay close attention to a new pilot program that takes effect July 1. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) recently issued final rules for the…
Are Mandatory Mediation Clauses Enforceable?
Caroline Harris Crowne discusses the enforceability of mandatory mediation clauses in her article for the Spring 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal. In recent years, courts across the nation have become increasingly willing to…
Offers of Judgment in Oregon State Court
In his article for the Winter 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal, Steven Wilker discusses the use and effectiveness of Offers of Judgment in Oregon, in ligth of several siginificant rulings made by the Oregon Supreme Court.
Oregon Legislature Hears Proposals To Modify The Business Energy Tax Credit
The 2010 special session of the Oregon Legislature began this week, and the House Revenue Committee wasted no time in holding a hearing on proposed revisions to the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) that is available to projects in the conservation…
Nonprofit Governance in Challenging Times: Making Wise Decisions<br>Seminar Materials
In today's unpredictable economy, nonprofit boards must learn to adjust to meet the changing needs of their organizations and communities. Nonprofit governance provides the linkage between nonprofit leaders and organizational change.
The Business Energy Tax Credit Delivers for Oregon
Last Sunday's Oregonian included an article questioning the state's Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) program in light of the current economic climate. Some might put the tax credit on their list to cut, but that would be a mistake.
Arbitration and Federalism - Conflicts in Federal and State Substantive and Procedural Law
Caroline Harris Crowne discusses "Arbitration and Federalism: Conflicts in Federal and State Substantive and Procedural Law" for her contribution to the Oregon State Bar book, Arbitration and Mediation.
Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Oregon Legislature's 2007 Amendment to Oregon Arbitration Act
Caroline Harris Crowne co-authored an article on the Federal Arbitration Act for the Summer 2008 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal.
Second Oregon Home Achieves Platinum LEED Certification
Our client, Teeny Development, LLC, has achieved Platinum LEED certification on its first of 18 townhomes under construction in Lincoln City.
Key Word Advertising Using Trademarked Terms - Fair or Foul?
Steven Wilker discusses the use of trademarked terms as key word triggers in internet advertising for the Spring 2008 edition of the Oregon Intellectual Property Newsletter.