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Elijah B. Van Camp Joins HLGR’s Professional Liability Defense and Commercial Litigation Practices in Portland

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Elijah B. Van Camp has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office. Eli joined HLGR on June 2, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Litigation Department, specifically the Professional Liability Defense, Construction Law and Litigation, [...]

Amber Zupancic-Albin Joins HLGR’s Health Care Law and Professional Liability Defense Practices in Portland

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Amber Zupancic-Albin has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office. Amber joined HLGR on May 5, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Health Care Industry Law practice group, as well as in the Professional Liability [...]

Vaden Francisco Joins the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr., an associate in the firm’s Eugene office, was recently nominated to the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee (AAC) by the Airport Director and approved by the City of Eugene’s Public Works Director. The AAC is responsible for providing recommendations to airport staff [...]

Bob Steringer Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Bob Steringer, a firm shareholder and Vice-President based in the Portland office, was recently elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The American Bar Foundation is dedicated to advancing justice through research in law, legal processes, and its impact on society. In [...]

Labels Can Be Misleading: General Partnership Interests As Securities

by Lee Lashway In a previous article titled “Are Membership Interests in LLCs Securities Under Oregon Law?”, we considered the application of investment contract theory to determine whether interests in member-managed limited liability companies (“LLCs”) could be considered securities and therefore subject to securities law compliance requirements. Interests in manager-managed LLCs are typically investment contracts, [...]

Documents to Protect and Capitalize on Intellectual Property

by John C. Rake All companies need to take steps to document their rights in and the value of their intellectual property. When your core business is based on key intellectual property, be it a distinctive brand (trademark), innovative invention (patent), creative expression (copyright), or secret “sauce” (trade secret), developing an organized document library that [...]

Executing Enforceable and Practical Non-Compete Agreements

by Jason Yarashes Savvy business owners realize the value of key employees. The savviest business owners consider the execution of a strong non-compete agreement with key employees to avoid costly fallout when key employees leave the business. The loss of client lists, pricing models, customer relationships, and business goodwill—along with loss of key employees themselves—could [...]

Summary Judgment Motions

Craig Capon will be presenting on Summary Judgment Motions, (a tool for resolving legal disputes without a full blown trial), from noon to 1 p.m. on February 27, 2014. The CLE will be held at the Standard Insurance auditorium in Portland for the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. This [...]

NLRB Lays Its Notice Posting Rule to Rest

by Kate Grado What seems like ages ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a controversial rule that required a significant portion of private sector employers — both union and non-union — to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect [...]

Veterans Preference: New Temporary Rule for Oregon Public Employers

by Kate Grado The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently issued a new temporary rule that addresses the veterans preference obligations of Oregon public employers. The temporary rule clarifies that job recruitment announcements for civil service positions must include any special qualifications and transferable skills required or requested for the position, in addition [...]