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Miller Nash partner Jacob Zahniser had an article published in the Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section’s Construction Law Newsletter concerning little-discussed elements of construction contracts. The link to the full story is available below. Do not underestimate forum-selection and choice-of-law clauses when coupled with an arbitration provision; ORS 701.640 may not apply and your client may find itself arbitrating claims far from the project under unfamiliar and unfriendly law. Click here to read the full
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP construction attorney James Walker was recognized as a 2018 Phenom by the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon (DJC Oregon) on December 13 in Portland, Oregon. DJC Oregon’s newest award program honors local building industry’s longtime leaders while recognizing the up-and-coming professionals expected to share the future of architecture, engineering, construction, development, transportation, energy, and sustainability in the region. Click here to read the press release.…
Cease and desist letters can serve as a warning ahead of full scale litigation, however there are some possible resolutions before ending up in court. Alicia Bell and Carla Quisenberry joined the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association‘s Boiled Down podcast this week to discuss demand letters, how to avoid them, and your options if you receive one. Find out how to be sure you are not infringing on other’s intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights, patents,…
by Leila Javanshir, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn 2018 Summer Associate On June 28, 2018, yet another new law hit the data privacy world that will impact the ways companies around the world will handle their data. The implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a landmark moment for consumers and businesses alike. What Does It Mean for Your Business? This comprehensive privacy law, which will take effect on January 1, 2020, will…
By Danielle Hunt, Kalin Bornemann, Olivia Grabacki, and Jessica Roberts As we previously discussed, financial institutions that offer financial services to the cannabis industry have been operating in a state of uncertainty in the wake of the rescission of the so-called “Cole Memo” earlier this year. Without the comfort of the Cole Memo, those financial institutions nevertheless continued to operate under a set of guidelines previously published by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). As…
In a post for the Technology Association of Oregon, David Brandon highlights five questions that entrepreneurs, CFOs, and IP managers should ask; each a guidepost to aid the reader in preserving the desired tax consequences and maximizing the value of the reader’s IP strategy.  To read the full post, click here.…
This post originally appeared on The Northwest Policyholder, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s insurance recovery blog. Many Northwest businesses are being impacted by the wildfires close to home, and also by the hurricanes that have or will hit Texas, Florida and other Gulf states. Can commercial insurance help to mitigate losses from these natural disasters? In many cases, yes. “All risk” property-insurance (fire) policies may provide coverage for property damage from wildfires, including damage to…
Thanks to our friends at HFO Investment Real Estate for this important notice regarding new developments from the Portland Housing Bureau regarding the Affordable Housing Bond. The Portland Housing Bureau released a report written by the Affordable Housing Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group, which lays out a plan for how the money should be spent. The affordable housing bond was passed last November, and the city has pledged to use the $258 million dollars it expects to…
We would like to inform those of you in the Oregon/SWWA building industry about a special panel discussion being hosted by the Daily Journal of Commerce on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The presentation is titled “The Opioid Epidemic & The Building Industry,” and the panel will include Miller Nash Graham & Dunn partner P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Cal Beyer of Lakeside Industries, Dr. Rachel Solotaroff of Central City Concern, and Mark Altenhofen of Oregon Pain Advisors. The panel will discuss…
This article was originally published as one of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s News You Can Use e-flashes, our occasional e-mail newsletter focusing on the latest developments in employment law and labor relations. From The Ground Up editor George Kaai felt that this information would be useful to those in the development industry. If you are interested in receiving periodic employment law updates, please notify us at clientservices@millernash.com. Yes, nonexempt employees in Washington may voluntarily waive…