Firm Philosophy

What is “Intelekia?”

Intelekia (\in-ˈte-lə-ˈkē-ə\) roughly translates to “that which holds the end within itself.” The term was coined by Aristotle to describe how certain things hold the entirety of their existence within themselves, and is related to the idea that we are constantly and actively striving to achieve our final form. The word bridges the gap between potentiality and actuality.

We work with our clients to help them achieve that final form they hold within themselves. We are forward looking, both for our clients and for ourselves. Because as business and individual needs adapt to new ideals and new markets, the legal services they receive must adapt with them. As business owners ourselves, we understand the needs of both startups and established businesses, and have tailored our services to match the needs of our clients.

Our commitment goes beyond simply providing legal services: we seek to form a community of clients, where ideas and innovations can be shared, and where better business practices become a reality. We see ourselves as simply a part of the wider ecosystem of our community, which deeply invests us in the success and growth of our clients. At Intelekia you are not just another billable hour; you are a critical part of the future we hope to achieve.

Our Commitment to Clients

We seek to provide certainty to our clients during uncertain times. Whether during the fluctuating startup phase of a business or the stressful period of threatened litigation, we will give you an honest assessment of what we see as the potential costs and benefits of different courses of action. And we won’t lead you down unnecessary paths simply to create business for ourselves.

For new and developing businesses, we offer alternative billing arrangements that backload rather than frontload investment in legal services: initial costs are low to allow your business to not just survive, but to thrive in the initial startup period. We dedicate ourselves to grow with you, not at your expense.

We also provide value to our clients beyond high quality legal services through our educational and community oriented approach. Our goal is to invest our time and expertise in our clients’ businesses on a deeper level. This means we act as your partner, rather than just another expensive service provider.

Our Commitment to the Community

As former members of the Oregon State Bar’s Partners in Sustainability Program, we have adopted cutting edge sustainability practices while creating a welcoming and enjoyable working environment. We are dedicated to waste reduction, local material sourcing, and alternative energy and transportation options. In recognition of our past efforts, we were proudly named a partner in the American Bar Association Law Office Climate Change Challenge.

A guiding principle of our firm is that economic success does not need to come at the expense of those around us. We look to give back to our community, and our attorneys are committed to bettering the world around us. We seek to create, innovate, and embrace a new way of doing business that makes sense for our clients, their goals, and their place in the greater environment. We don’t just follow trends, we strive to be a leader, and work with our clients to be the same. And you will always know that we are striving to achieve the same ideals you are.