The Central Oregon office of Schwabe, Williamson
& Wyatt offers the best of both worlds: small firm service with
big firm experience and resources. Our legal team focuses on several
areas of law.
Whether your company is a simple partnership or a complex corporation,
our business knowledge and experience will help guide your business
to its maximum potential. From formations and governance to dissolutions
and winding up, we seek the most efficient way to accomplish your
business objectives. Aspart of our business practice, we advise
clients on various corporate and securities transactions including:
financings and securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint
ventures and strategic alliances, licensing agreements and regulatory
Employment and Labor
We represent employers in all aspects of employment law and labor
relations. With an emphasis on preventive counseling to avoid claims,
we advise employers on immigration, harassment, discrimination,
disability law, family and medical leave, compliance with the National
Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining, and wage and hour claims.
We have the expertise and experience to efficiently guide your business
through the complexities of the creditor/debtor relationship including
financing agreements and leases, security agreements, the uniform
commercial code, insolvency, receiverships and bankruptcy. Our lawyers
will help you properly document your financing relationship and,
if necessary, protect your security interest and investment in personal
and real property.
Real Estate, Land Use, Community Associations and Condemnation
Our lawyers represent developers, builders, lenders, investors,
and owners in all aspects of land transactions, entitlement and
development. From conditional use permits for home occupations to
subdivisions and destination resorts, our results oriented land
use team focuses on getting your project approved efficiently. Our
community association experts prepare CC&Rs, condominium documents
and provide general counsel to owners associations. Although our
practice style emphasizes diffusing opposition to land use projects,
our litigators have special land use knowledge and successful track
records. When the government has development plans for your land,
our condemnation lawyers will apply their legal acumen to help you
get just compensation.
We have one of the largest intellectual property practices in the
Pacific Northwest. Our intellectual property and patent attorneys
provide a full range of services in patent, trademark, copyright
and trade secret matters, including counseling, prosecution, litigation,
dispute resolution, licensing, and technology transfers.
General, Commercial and Employment Litigation
Sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you planned.
Whether you need to file a complaint or defend against one, our
lawyers can help you with commercial and business disputes; construction,
antitrust, employment, and real estate transaction disputes; boundary
and easement issues; and condemnation and land use matters. When
appropriate, we help clients resolve disputes through settlements
and alternate dispute resolution.
Tax and Estate Planning
We have an integrated tax practice, relating to corporate and partnership
tax planning, property and excise taxes, employee benefits, estate
and succession planning, probate and related areas. Our tax lawyers
represent profit and nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies,
professional corporations, partnerships, and trusts and estates.
Environmental, Natural Resource Management and Energy Development
Whether you are considering a small or large scale renewable energy
project, expanding current mill operations or developing any type
of manufacturing facility, our lawyers have the breadth and depth
of experience to assist you with your project. We counsel clients
regarding compliance, strategic planning, financing (including structuring
for tax incentives), power sales, water and air quality issues,
and other resource management consideration.