Miller Nash LLP

Paul Havel, [email protected] Christine Slattery, [email protected]




Miller Nash’s success is the product of a collective dedication to our clients, our people, our diversity, and our community:

  • Our Clients: We devote ourselves to our clients’ legal needs as if they were our own.

  • Our People: We commit to excellence throughout our firm and are champions for each other in reaching for our professional and personal goals.

  • Our Diversity: We will lead the way to achieve true diversity and inclusion across our firm, all levels of management, each practice team, all committees, and staffing of every project.

  • Our Community: We are ambassadors in our communities and embrace the moral imperative of service to others.

We expect and depend on everyone’s commitment to these principles and active engagement every day as we innovate and improve ourselves and the firm entrusted to us.



Miller Nash is a nationally recognized, industry-focused law firm with offices in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska. Every decision we make is with our clients and providing exceptional service in mind. Miller Nash is administratively organized by industry teams to ensure that our professionals develop a deep understanding of the business issues and opportunities faced by our clients. Our industry teams include construction; cannabis; education; energy; financial services; real estate development; and technology, while the firm also serves a broad range of clients with business, employment, tax, and litigation needs. More information is available at


EO Members are invited to join Miller Nash’s webinars, seminars, and community events free of charge. Miller Nash also provides frequent legal updates via several industry-specific blogs. Additionally, Miller Nash sponsors a number of business and community events, including the Portland Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series. EO Members are invited to join Miller Nash’s table at the monthly Power Breakfast event (email Drew to reserve a seat or two).


Miller Nash attorneys frequently present on practical business topics and are open to customizing programs for EO Members, both for forums and individual businesses. Topics include but are not limited to employment, benefits, labor, tax, intellectual property, contracts, insurance, data security, franchising, cross-border transactions, construction, real estate, land use, transition planning, and disputes.


Miller Nash has the capability to provide Forum meeting space (Big Pink) for a range of sizes (4 – 25), as well as space for social events (50+).


Paul Havel, a partner, joined Miller Nash in 2000. He has developed particular acumen in representing the business interests of companies in a variety of areas including trademark protection and branding, intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution, general business transactions, distribution agreements, business formation, raising funds, strategic planning, and risk management. Paul practices in the areas of domestic and international intellectual property counseling, licensing, dispute resolution, and prosecution. He also provides a full range of services for intellectual property acquisition, sale, and licensing transactions, including negotiation and drafting of agreements, and managing due diligence. In the technology area, Paul negotiates, drafts, and provides advice concerning software licensing, software and website development, and other technology and internet-based agreements.

Contact: [email protected]

Connect on LinkedIn: Paul Havel | LinkedIn


Christine Slattery is a seasoned employment attorney who counsels Oregon and Washington employers on a wide variety of employment-related issues, including high-risk terminations, employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, and compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She also has particularly deep experience conducting independent workplace investigations related to sexual harassment; age, race, and gender discrimination; FMLA or state-leave protections; retaliation; and allegations of violations related to corporate policies.

Contact: [email protected]

Connect on LinkedIn: Christine A. Slattery, J.D., AWI-CH | LinkedIn

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