Greene & Markley

Business Law

The Portland, Oregon law firm of Greene & Markley, P.C. assists clients throughout Oregon and Washington state in the following types of business transactions:


When starting a new business, one of the most significant decisions you must make is determining the type of business entity structure to employ. We assist clients in entity selection and new business formation, including the following options:

The decision you make can have significant tax and legal liability implications for your business. We explain your options in clear and understandable terms and work with you to determine the type of entity that best suits your business. After determining the appropriate type of entity for your new business venture, the appropriate documents must be prepared and filed to register your new business entity. We assist you in preparing the necessary entity formation documents, including shareholder and operating agreements, purchase agreements, contracts and leases, and employee agreements, and oversee the filing of the documents with the state.


Once a business is formed, it must be able to conduct transactions that ensure the stability and profitability of the venture, and make acquisitions or mergers to expand profitability or market share. The attorneys at Greene & Markley have the experience to protect our client’s interests in every transaction. We know how to draft contracts to ensure that a business is protected if any disputes arise, and apply our tax knowledge and negotiation expertise to make certain that every transaction makes financial sense for a company.

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