About Us

The firm’s practice includes business and professional practice formations and dissolutions, contracts, shareholder disputes, business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, private placements of securities, finance, tax, intellectual property, real estate, employment issues, estate planning, debtor-creditor and bankruptcy, civil litigation and related services. The firm serves the legal needs of a multiplicity of businesses, including privately held corporations, family businesses, medical, dental, and veterinary practices, real estate developers, construction companies, oil companies, high technology firms, artistic and creative businesses, designers, service providers, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, and US representation of foreign companies.

Tony Motschenbacher

Tony Motschenbacher earned his undergraduate degree (a double major in finance and management) from the University of Oregon, ranking in the top 10% of his class. He ranked third in his 1990 graduating class at Willamette University College of Law (magna cum laude), serving as Associate Editor of the Willamette Law Review and on the Moot Court Board. Tony leads the firm’s business and real estate departments. Prior to forming the firm in 1996, Tony was associated with Preston Gates & Ellis’ Portland office. Prior to joining Preston, Tony was in private practice at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Tony is a past vice-chair of the Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners and currently an adjunct professor of Business Law (ACTG 485/585) at Portland State University. Outside of work, Tony is very active with youth sports. He has been a baseball manager for numerous Little League, Babe Ruth, and high school baseball teams. He has also been a basketball and baseball coach at Lincoln High School. Tony also served as Trustee with First Christian Church.

Christopher Blattner

Chris Blattner graduated from Willamette University before receiving his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School. In addition to real estate, commercial litigation, and business transactions, Chris heads the firm’s litigation and intellectual property departments. He also has substantial experience with scuba liability defense litigation, a legal emphasis that has grown from his personal avocation for the sport. Chris is a longtime member of the board of Complementary Healthcare Plans, Inc., a provider of networks of alternative medicine professionals, and a board member of the Riverside Golf and Country Club. Chris also donates time to local charities and his church.

Gregory Englund

Greg Englund earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at Willamette University, where he was Associate Editor of the Willamette Law Review. After practicing over 20 years with the Portland firm of Hooper, Englund & Weil LLP, he joined the firm in 2013. Greg specializes in representing buyers and sellers in professional practice and business sales, transactions, acquisitions and mergers, and in contracts and entity formation. Greg currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Warner Pacific College. He shares his areas of expertise in regular appearances speaking before dental and other groups.

Nicholas Henderson

Nick Henderson earned his undergraduate degree (major in mathematics and minor in business) from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School. Nick’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation, debtor-creditor law and bankruptcy. Nick assists small businesses with collection issues and bankruptcy litigation, including preference and non-dischargeability matters. Nick’s practice also focuses on assisting small businesses and their owners reorganize through Chapters 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to joining the firm, Nick was in private practice at Henderson Trauman, P.C.

Alex Trauman

Alex Trauman earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School. Alex’s practice areas include business transactions, business litigation, real estate, and employment law. Alex regularly presents seminars on client development and legal marketing. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Alex was in private practice at Henderson Trauman, P.C.

Troy Sexton

Troy Sexton earned his undergraduate degree (double major in philosophy and political science) from Portland State University and his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School. He was an Associate Editor of Lewis & Clark Law School’s nationally acclaimed law review Environmental Law, and a Business Law Roundtable Scholar. Troy’s practice areas include business transactions, litigation, and bankruptcy. Prior to joining the firm, Troy clerked for the firm and for the Small Business Legal Clinic.

Jeremy Tolchin

Jeremy G. Tolchin earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and his Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law. Jeremy’s practice areas include business, commercial, and real estate litigation, business transactions, and employment matters. Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was an associate attorney at law firms specializing in insurance defense, business, real estate litigation, and civil litigation.

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