Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT), recognized as the “Innovative Law Firm of the Year” in 2015 and 2016, is dedicated to providing excellent legal services customized to each client’s particular size, budget and preferences. This commitment has remained for decades as the firm has grown to a full-service firm with lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are proud to count many EO members as our clients as we help small and emerging companies grow, as well as representing national and international businesses. DWT provides all the legal services a successful business needs from employment law, to business organization, IP, mergers and acquisition work, tax and litigation, to owners’ personal asset protection and estate planning. We are often recognized for excellence, with more than 100 of our attorneys cited by businesses as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys included in “The Best Lawyers in America.”
EO MEMBER TESTIMONIALS
“Whenever I have a legal issue, I email Chrys Martin at DWT and she immediately connects me to the right person in her firm. Having DWT an email away is so great because I never have to stress about legal issues - I know they are going to take care of it in a thorough and seamless manner that leaves me feeling great about the whole experience."
- ----- Darcy Cameron, Cameron Design Group
LOVE DWT. Without them I might not have
a business. It is nice to know, if someone attacks me, I have a fierce
litigator like John McGrory at DWT ready to do what it takes to keep Outside
Van on the winning side. I did not know
how important this was at the time of my lawsuit. There was not a lot at stake back then. Today there is a lot on the line and thanks
to DWT it is still mine.”
- ----- Erik Ekman, Outside Van
EO MEMBER BENEFIT
offers discounted manager training and HR audit services to EO members to prevent
government audits and employee lawsuits.
POTENTIAL FORUM TOPICS
- Proper Business Organization and Succession Planning
- Protecting Your Intellectual Property
- Employment Law (HR Supervisor’s Bootcamp, discrimination, harassment, communication skills
for managers, new laws, wage and hour, managing ill and injured workers, avoiding the top ten
employer mistakes, HR best practices, etc.)
- Litigation Avoidance
- Estate Planning and Wealth Protection for Business Owners
- Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements (How to do it right)
- Protecting Founder’s Assets While Growing The Company
- Tax Strategies
- Navigating Real Estate and Zoning Issues
- City Licensing Traps and Pitfalls
- Dealing with State Agencies
And many other topics. Email or call Chrys or Bill for more.
CONFERENCE ROOM SPACE
Forum meeting: Yes
Accelerator mentor meeting: Yes
EO member company staff or team meeting/retreat: Yes
Number of seats available: 4-30
Address: Wells Fargo Tower, 1300 SW 5th suite 2400
Parking Tips: Specific garage, etc. under the building. We can comp for small groups under 10.
Preferred way to be contacted: Chrys Martin’s assistant Jennifer Lehr, [email protected].
MEET Chrys Martin focuses her practice on HR advice and counseling for employers to avoid litigation.
She offers her clients over 35 years of successful experience in complex employment and benefits
litigation, including class actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour violations.
Chrys applies her depth of knowledge learned from litigation to daily counseling for employers and
training supervisors in HR best practices. Her practical approach to difficult employment issues is also
based on prior hands-on management and human resources experience.
MEET Bill Miner
, Partner-in-Charge, Portland office, works with his clients to resolve their legal problems through pre-litigation counseling, litigation, and mediation. Bill tries cases in state and federal courts and through private arbitration. His experience includes defending and prosecuting business torts, breach of contract claims; disputes between and among members of limited liability companies; residential and commercial real estate matters, including landlord-tenant, title, lien and timber trespass disputes; and probate and trust cases.
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