Eviction Moratorium: Oregon and Multnomah County

As the Coronavirus runs rampant, residential evictions have come screeching to a halt in Oregon. Below is an explainer of emergency rules imposed both at the State level and within Multnomah County specifically, which has issued additional rules on evictions and rent...

New Scam Targeting Oregon Businesses

The Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division sent out the following alert today:   The warning also reminded businesses that official correspondence from the Corporation Division will always contain the following three items: An image of the Oregon state...

Planning for Your Digital Assets

In 2016, Oregon became the first state to adopt a version of the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“RUFADAA”), which became effective January 1, 2017.  The purpose of this legislation is to make it easier for people to grant...

PDX Home Energy Imposes New Duties on Homes

​Beginning January 1, 2018, all sellers of single-family homes in Portland city limits will be required to comply with the Portland Home Energy Score Program. The Program has been codified by the Portland City Council in City Code, Chapter 17.108 and is administered...

The Myth of “the Estate’s Attorney”

One of the most common misconceptions I routinely encounter in law is, in probate and estate administration, the notion that the attorney for the personal representative (“PR,” also called the executor) or the trustee is “the estate’s...