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Oregon landlords: What to do when a tenant dies

Oregon landlords may face many difficult circumstances, but one of the most heart-wrenching and challenging can be when a tenant dies. Fortunately, Oregon law covers some aspects of this event, and others are up to your discretion. Landlord best practices in the event of tenant death The information below gives you some high-level understanding of what to do and…

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Succession planning for Oregon craft beverage businesses

Every brewery, winery, and distillery needs an estate plan The founders, owners, key management, and rank-and-file employees all take pride in what they help make. However, through retirement, change of interest, health, or other circumstance, all founders and owners need to consider how to transition out of running the business. Whether a brewery, distillery, or winery, succession planning for…

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Walter the office pup

Walter the French bulldog

Meet Walter! Walter joined the Willamette NW Law Firm family in 2023. This curious, friendly French bulldog loves people, about as much as he enjoys chewing everything. He hangs around the office offering puppy licks and comfort for clients during difficult times.

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Start a winery in Oregon: 6 legal tips

Going pro? Let’s take care of the law so you can take care of the wine Wine country from Portland to Medford continues to hold opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to start a winery in Oregon. As of 2021, 1,058 bonded wineries call Oregon home. Room remains for new wineries, vineyards, and blenders, but pro winemaking isn’t just about…

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Start a craft brewery in Oregon: 7 legal tips

Complying with state and federal craft beverage law is crucial when going from homebrew to pro brew In 2022 alone, over 300 breweries were operating in the state of Oregon. Yet from taproom-only neighborhood brewpubs to nationally distributed craft behemoths, savvy homebrewers continue going pro. They find untapped areas and markets, know how to innovate, and can match up…

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A landlord’s guide to no-cause evictions in Oregon

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Tenant eviction FAQ for Oregon landlords When a tenant’s actions justify a with-cause eviction, that can be a meticulous yet overall straightforward process. However, without-cause, or no-cause evictions in Oregon, can be trickier to go through with. Oregon law limits what’s considered an allowed circumstances for a no-cause eviction. For any eviction notice you may need to work through…

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What is the difference between probate and small estate in Oregon?

Full probate vs small estate in Oregon It’s true: In Oregon, most estates have to go through probate. Except for a little thing called the small estate proceeding. What is the difference between probate and small estate in Oregon? Here’s what small estate is, why it matters, and how you and your attorney can figure out if an estate…

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Will contests: What happens after a will is contested in Oregon

Will contests are difficult legal challenges that can be lengthy, expensive, full of emotional ups and downs, and not always successful. However, sometimes a legal challenge to a will succeeds. When it does, what happens after a will is contested in Oregon? What is a will contest? Put simply, a will contest is when an interested party disputes the…

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How to find an estate planning lawyer in Oregon: 6 questions to consider

What to look for in an estate attorney in Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn counties People need an estate planning attorney in Oregon for so many reasons. Someone might be dealing with an estate from someone who passed away. Or, a person might be working on creating their first estate plan, or updating one that no…

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