Raife R. Neuman
Raife is an Oregonian who grew up in Portland. He is dedicated to the City, State, and Northwest region as national leaders in sustainable growth and business development, and tries to play a small part in spurring this growth.
Raife earned a Bachelors of Arts in the Liberal Arts from “The Great Books School” St. John’s College, in Santa Fe, NM. After working in the college administration for four years as first the Registrar and then the Assistant Director of Admissions, he returned from the desert to attend Lewis and Clark Law School, where he earned his juris doctorate with a certificate in environmental law. Raife was a Business Roundtable Scholar, an inductee into the Cornelious Honor Society for contributions to the community, and graduated cum laude.
Before founding Intelekia Law Group Raife built a solo law practice specializing in business formations and contracts, tenant’s rights, and general civil litigation. His practice is now focused on real property and contract litigation, complementing and informing transactional work and advising for business owners, landowners or buyers, and tenants. While Raife has worked with a variety of businesses, he was worked especially closely with naturopathic doctors and other medical providers, including in disciplinary actions before the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. Raife was named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine in Real Estate and Civil Litigation from 2014-2019, and was recognized as a full-fledged Super Lawyers’ Super Lawyer in 2020.
Raife is strongly compelled to serve the community he came from, and is the former co-chair of the Oregon New Lawyers Division of the State Bar Pro Bono Subcommittee, the former chair of the Service to the Public Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar, and was honored as the Oregon New Lawyers Division Volunteer of the Year in 2010. Raife also co-founded the African Youth and Community Organization, now All Youth Community Organization, a Portland-area non-profit that provides educational and athletic opportunities to immigrant and refugee children and social and community services for immigrant families.
Levi S. Gatov Johnston
A sixth-generation Oregonian born and raised on the south coast, Levi earned his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Willamette University. He later spent three years teaching English with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program in a small farming village in Gunma-ken, Japan, then returned home to study at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he earned a certificate in General Business Law.
Levi gained experience while in law school counseling small business owners at the Lewis and Clark Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) and interning with Columbia Sportswear’s legal department. After graduating, he used these experiences to start his own firm concentrating on corporate transactional advice for small businesses while providing contract litigation services to other local firms.
Levi enjoys working with entrepreneurs and startups as they transition through various stages of business growth. He often provides pro bono representation through the SBLC Pro Bono Project and is a current member of the SBLC Advisory Board.
Elli joined Intelekia as an Associate Attorney in 2017, bringing with her a strong background in research, writing, and problem solving. She was born and raised near Austin, Texas before following her academic ambitions across the country. Elli received her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in 2013 with university- and college-level honors before moving to Portland. While at Lewis & Clark Law School, she was the Managing Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review and selected as a Lezak Legacy Fellow before graduating cum laude in 2016 with a certificate in public interest law.
She is a member of the MBA YLS Continuing Legal Education committee, has served as a mentor for new law students at Lewis & Clark Law School, and volunteers with the MBA’s Imprint Program. In her free time, Elli enjoys rediscovering reading for fun, trying different coffee shops around town, and exploring new parks and trails with her husband and miniature dachshund.
Elli’s practice areas include landlord-tenant, employment, business formation, contract drafting and review, and general litigation matters. She is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the District of Oregon in addition to Oregon’s state courts.