The Difficulties of Ending a Residential Lease in Oregon

This is an incredibly difficult time in Oregon for tenants and landlords.  The combination of pandemic-related moratoria and other housing crisis laws makes it hard to move forward when it is time to end a particular leasing relationship.  For non-professional landlords without experienced property managers…

The Basics of Forming an Oregon LLC

Oregon Limited Liability Companies When starting a new business, converting a sole proprietorship or other entity, or buying an investment property, forming an Oregon limited liability company (“LLC”) is a popular option.  LLC’s provide liability protection for personal assets, are relatively easy to set up,…

Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2022

The IRS recently announced annual inflation adjustments for the 2022 tax year on several tax provisions. Some of the affected provisions include: the estate tax unified credit, annual gift exclusion, standard deduction amounts, and personal income tax rates. Below is a summary of the inflation…

Bill Affecting Estate Plans Signed by Governor Brown

Last month Governor Brown signed SB 182, which addresses certain spousal rights as they pertain to estate planning. Of note, the bill addresses the impact of divorce on a spouse’s agency under a power of attorney and extends liability protection for property held as tenants…

Oregon Legislature Set to Pass Additional Tenant Protection Law

While the “eviction moratorium” is set to expire at the end of this month (June 2021), Oregon landlords should think twice before sending out termination notices for non-payment in July.  The Oregon legislature is poised to enact another tenant protection law, SB 278, which will…

What is Probate?

What is Probate? Probate is a legal process that is sometimes necessary in order to transfer assets that a deceased individual owned at their death to another person. Technically, the term “probate” is specific to instances where the decedent left behind a will. However, it…

Oregon’s Residential Rent Forbearance Likely to Be Extended to 2022

Oregon landlords should be prepared to wait longer to attempt to collect back rent deferred during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Oregon legislature is currently working to pass Senate Bill 282, which, if approved and signed by the governor, would extend the repayment period for deferred…

Introducing Remote Online Notarization

Last week, the Oregon legislature passed HB 4212A, which in part legalizes Remote Online Notarization (RON) through July 2021. The bill contains several other emergency protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the passage of HB 4212A, a notary was required to be physically…

What to Expect as Counties Reopen

As counties across the state begin to reopen, our practices and procedures will evolve to accommodate the various phases of reopening, while keeping our employee and client safety as a top priority. We appreciate your patience as we adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19…

Expedited Estate Plans for Healthcare Workers

For a limited time, Southwest Portland Law Group is offering expedited estate plans for healthcare workers to show our appreciation for their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expedited Estate Planning If you are a healthcare worker, we will prioritize drafting your estate plan and…

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