May 2019 Archives

How a shareholder derivative action works

A previous post on this blog talked about what constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty. As that post discussed, officers and directors of corporations in the Portland area, from Nike all the way down to a small, family-owned Sunday brunch joint, have an obligation to put the best interests of the corporation and its shareholders over their own interests.

Overview of franchising agreements

One way a Portland entrepreneur may wish to start a business by purchasing a franchise. While the popularity of franchising began with the dawn of fast food restaurants, a number of industries here in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest now rely on this model for distributing their products and services.

Important terms in a commercial lease agreement

Many business owners in the Portland area may for a number of reasons choose to lease space for their businesses instead of buying a commercial property outright. On many occasions, this is actually a smart business decision which fits in well with an owner's overall plan.

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