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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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Oregon estate planning for second marriages

Estate planning for second marriages

Marrying again? Before you say I do, update your Oregon estate plan Divorced and remarrying? Your second marriage means big impacts on your current will, as well as any trusts, medical directives, or other documents that are part of your Oregon estate plan. Here are a few considerations to discuss with your Oregon estate attorney around Oregon estate planning…

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Oregon landlords: 6 things your tenants are wrong about

Oregon landlords: tenant mistakes

Oregon residential landlord/tenant law Navigating Oregon residential tenant law isn’t easy. It’s no wonder that both Oregon landlords and tenants can make mistakes and have misconceptions about what the law does and does not allow—or what a lease can prohibit. However, sometimes tenants can have misconceptions about what their lease and the law allow. Here are 6 things your…

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Oregon estate planning trusts: Which one to choose?

Oregon Estate Planning Trusts

It’s easy to think of Oregon estate planning trusts as one type of document. In fact, there are lots of different types of trust. Each has a specific use that can be beneficial to a set of circumstances. Talking about trusts is more like talking about a tool box. A trust is a broad term that encompasses many different…

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