Business and Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law
Nick was raised in Portland, Oregon. He has practiced business law in Oregon since 2000, and has a passion for helping clients craft deals that fit their personal and financial goals, be it via purchasing or selling a business or forming a new partnership. His clients rely on his ability to distill clarity and simplicity from complex situations.
For entrepreneurs entering partnerships
Starting a new business is exciting. The future is all promise and potential. New partners are eager to work together and agree to fairly share the risks and rewards of launching a new enterprise. Then come the unforeseen, unwelcome – and heretofore unexplored – circumstances, and the partnership quickly becomes unfair in some way or another.
In truth, the situations that sour business relationships can often be spotted by an experienced business law counselor, and are better explored and solved early with an attorney’s help. Nick routinely works with clients to remove the tripwires in partnership agreements that can destroy relationships down the road.
For clients interested in buying a business
Like starting a new business, the thrill of the hunt can blind a buyer to the risks associated with an acquisition. Nick assists his clients in understand what they are buying – warts and all – and to help them structure transactions that works for them.
For owners looking to sell their businesses
When a client is ready to sell their business, Nick helps them put their business on solid ground from the perspective of a buyer. When negotiating the sale, he assists his clients in working through outstanding liability issues, navigating buyout structures, and reviewing complicated transaction specifics.
Nick works with Teacherworks, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides resources and support to local, public school teachers.
University of Oregon, B.A. 1996
University of Oregon, J.D. 2000
Washington County Bar Association
Multnomah County Bar Association
Westside Economic Alliance
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Washington State Courts, Oregon State Courts, United States Federal Court