Practice Summary

Brian works with businesses in all phases of their maturity, from creation to mergers/acquisitions, including resolving internal and external disputes. He also enjoys working with families to protect and assure a smooth transfer of business and family assets to the next generation. His approachable style puts clients at ease and makes them comfortable with sometimes complicated legal concepts.

A native Oregonian, Brian grew up in Portland and is an alumnus of both David Douglas High School and Portland State University. He attended law school at the University of Miami, and returned to Portland to practice law in 2005. He strongly supports local non-profits that create opportunities for underserved youth, and currently serves as a board member for the Institute for Youth Success (formerly Oregon Mentors), Chess for Success, and Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Renae, and their pack of rambunctious terriers.

Representative Matters

  • Entity Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Succession Planning
Estate Planning & Administration
  • Estate & Tax Planning
  • Business Succession & Transition Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Estate & Trust Disputes
  • Conservatorships & Guardianships
Real Estate
  • Acquisitions & Sales
  • Leases


University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2005)
Portland State University (B.S. Finance, 1999)


Oregon State Bar


Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, Executive Committee - Member-at-Large
Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section
Oregon State Bar Nonprofit Organizations Law Section
Oregon State Bar Taxation Section
Institute for Youth Success (fka Oregon Mentors), Board Member
Chess for Success, President and Board Member
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, Board Member