Section Events


Executive Committee Meetings 2019

No August meeting

September 11: Stoel Rives

October 9: Lane Powell

November 13: Samuels Yoelin Kantor

No December meeting

Newsletter Committee Meetings
Tentative schedule:
September 19, 2019

Past Events:

Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Laurelhurst Park, Portland

The New Business Lawyers subcommittee hosted a picnic for law students and members of the Bar and their families and friends.

Business Law Section Annual CLE program
Friday, November 8, 2019
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland

Understanding and Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act 
Thursday, June 20, 2019/7:30–9:00 a.m.
Perkins Coie,  Portland (live)
and Karnopp Petersen, Bend  (Webinar)

Employment Law: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know
Wednesday, April 3, 2019/8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Business Law Section CLE program

Live in Portland (Perkins Coie) and webcast in Eugene (University of Oregon School of Law) and Medford (Brophy Schmor).

The CLE featured Melissa Healy and Alisha Kormondy of Stoel Rives presenting an informative session on employment law as it applies to corporate lawyers, including a discussion of recent developments, common pitfalls, and tips for minimizing risk.

New Business Lawyers Social Event
Thursday, March 14/5:30 PM
The Senate/71 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

How to Avoid Post-closing Disputes 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Oregon Electric Station; 27 E 5th Ave, Eugene

Law Practice in the Modern (and Digital) Age
Friday, November 2, 2018/ 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club; 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland

5.5 General CLE credits and 1 Ethics credit
Business Law Section Annual CLE program

This year’s program covered business law topics related to the modern and digital age. Learn the nuts and bolts of digital record-keeping, including best practices for e-signing and electronic corporate records, the attorney’s role in representing emerging companies, and timely topics including the economies of #MeToo.

Joint Social Event with Oregon Society of CPAs
Thursday, October 25, 2018/4:30-6:30 p.m.
Departure Restaurant + Lounge
In The Nines Hotel; 525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

Business Law Section Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/12:00 p.m.
Tonkon Torp LLP, 888 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600, Portland, Oregon 97204.

During the annual meeting, the following nominations will be made for 2019 Executive Committee positions. Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Officers  Terms ending December 31, 2019
Chair-Elect:  Genevieve AuYeung Kiley
Treasurer:  Jeffrey S. Tarr
Secretary: Kara Ellis Tatman

 Members-at-Large  Terms ending December 31, 2020   
James K. Hein
Tyler John Volm
Benjamin M. Kearney
Charmin B. Shiely

Officers previously elected and continuing through December 31, 2019, include Valerie Sasaki, Chair, and David R. Ludwig, Past-chair.  Members previously elected to the Executive Committee and continuing through December 31, 2019, include Anne E. Arathoon, Lauren DeMasi, William J. Goodling, Douglas Lindgren, Jennifer Nicholls, and David G. Post.

Proposed Dues Increase.  The Executive Committee proposes to the members of the Business Law Section a dues increase from $30 to $35 per year.

Fund Balance.  The Section’s fund balance as of August 31, 2018, was $53,542. All Section financial statements can be found at

CLE: Best Practices in Crafting and Defending Buy-Sell Provisions
Tuesday, June 19, 2018/7:30–9:00 a.m.

Perkins Coie, Portland; and livestreamed to  Karnopp Petersen, Bend; Brophy Schmore LLP, Medford

A moderated discussion with a seasoned litigator and business attorney about how to draft buy-sell provisions that withstand scrutiny when the parties disagree over implementing the provision.

CLE: Eight Steps to Decreasing Your Client’s Data Security Risk
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Noon1:00 p.m.
Perkins Coie LLP: Portland
And livestreamed to Karnopp Peterson LLC: Bend, OR

Business Law Section Annual Meeting
Friday, November 3, 2017/12:30 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club; 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland

CLE Program: Business Law—The Life of a Deal
Friday, November 3, 2017/8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club; 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
CLE credits: 5.75 General and 1 Ethics

Joint Social Event with Oregon Society of CPAs
Thursday, October 19, 2017/4:30-6:30 p.m.
Departure Restaurant + Lounge
In The Nines Hotel; 525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

CLE: A Closer Look at Insurance Provisions in Business and Commercial Agreements
Friday, September 29, 2017
3-4:30 pm CLE presentation; 4:30-5 Social
Oregon Electric Station
27 East 5th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon

Business Law Section Legislative Update 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Perkins Coie LLP; Portland, Oregon