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Practice Areas

01. Business Law

Legal Solutions for Your Business

Any business, regardless of its size, encounters legal challenges. From filing the right paperwork or getting a business started, to managing contract disputes, it is important to have someone you can turn to who also understands your business needs.

At Cook Law Firm, we provide guidance for businesses throughout the Northwest. We believe every client deserves to have an attorney who takes the time to understand their clients' goals.

Services to Businesses



To ensure you start your business on the right foot, we will assist you with choosing and forming the right entity suited to fit your specific needs, whether it be:

  • Sole proprietorship

  • Corporation

  • Nonprofit

  • Limited liability company

  • Limited partnership

  • General partnership

  • Limited liability partnership

  • Hybrid/nesting entity

We will draft and tailor your operating or partnership agreement or articles of incorporation and bylaws, in accord with Oregon laws and rules. Oregon Secretary of State Business Laws and Rules

We will also advise and prepare documents for your business on a full range of employment law issues.


To protect your proprietary work, we will advise you re:


The best way to prevent problems down the road is to have a strong agreement from the beginning. Your transactions and agreements with your business partners require much more than cut-and-paste boilerplate provisions. 


Your contracts are the product of a myriad of variables honed and reduced to a reliable and enforceable document; crafted to ensure you can carry on with your operations rather than getting mired in interpreting and disputing vague/ambiguous language.


Our goal is to produce tailored and easily enforced agreements that you are proud to present to your business partners as a reflection of your image.


At Cook Law Firm, we will assist your business with navigating administrative challenges, including:

  • Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI);

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);

  • Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH);

  • Employment Relations Board (ERB):

  • Employment Appeals Board (EAB);

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);

  • Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ);

  • Construction Contractor's Board (CCB); and

  • Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).


Despite your best efforts, you may find it necessary to file a lawsuit against a third party or defend against claims leveled at you or your business. This is a place no business owner wants to occupy. Once a lawsuit is filed, the parties are bound by a certain process and rules. Our goal in prosecuting or defending your lawsuit is to navigate the process efficiently and thoroughly to ensure the best possible outcome of your matter.  We will work with you so that your lawsuit creates as little of a disruption to your business as possible, but that when the day of trial arrives you are prepared and confident to take on the other side.



There are alternatives to litigation. Through effective negotiation, mediation, arbitration or a combination of these processes, we can help get you to resolution efficiently and effectively.


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 Suiting Your Legal Business Needs

Request a Price Quote

We offer a variety of competitive fee agreements, tailored to the particular scope of work we perform to meet our business clients' objectives. 

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