Oregon Senate Bill 498 – Natural Resource Exemption/Property/Credit

Dear Clients: As you may know, Oregon Senate Bill 498 was signed into law by Governor Kotek on July 13, 2023.  The new law provides an available $15 million Oregon estate tax exemption for decedents who engage in the active management of Natural Resource Property (e.g., farming, forestry, and fishing) and who meet certain requirements

PRU•DENT: adj. acting with or showing care or thought for the future

By Erich Paetsch, Chair, Financial Services Industry Group At the start of the Great Recession, the Federal Financial Institution Examination Counsel agencies (“FFEIC”)  adopted a Policy Statement on Prudent Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts (“2009 Statement”). The 2009 Statement was a useful tool for financial institutions to understand risk management and accounting practices for commercial real estate

Are You Ready for Paid Leave Oregon? What Employers Need to Know

By David Briggs, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group   Ready or not, here it comes.  Paid Leave Oregon is here.  Employees are eligible to apply for benefits and can start receiving those benefits beginning on September 3, 2023. The Oregon Employment Department is estimating that 41,000 individuals will apply for benefits before

Solicitation Alert: Oregon Business Annual Report

The Oregon Secretary of State recently warned business owners to be aware of solicitations sent out by for-profit companies offering to file an annual report with the Oregon Secretary of State on behalf of the business or business owner. These companies are commonly charging a “processing” fee or some other additional fee for this filing

Jennifer Paul and Paul Sundermier Presenting and Co-Chairing at Eminent Domain Conference

Jennifer Paul and Paul Sundermier, our two Condemnation attorneys, will be presenting and co-chairing at the upcoming Eminent Domain: Current Developments in Condemnation, Valuation & Challenges Conference. Jennifer will be giving an overview on pre-condemnation entries, and Paul will be moderating a panel on appraisal problems in condemnation. The conference is May 11 and 12

2022 Yearend Estate Planning Review

  Dear Friends and Clients: Happy Holidays! As with years past, we wanted to send a letter to friends and clients with new information on prospective tax updates and law changes, as well as key estate planning reminders for an estate planning checkup. We are excited to see what this new year will bring us.

Three New Attorneys in our New Bend Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: David Briggs dbriggs@sglaw.com 503-399-1070 Saalfeld Griggs Welcomes Three New Attorneys and Opens New Bend Office Saalfeld Griggs, PC is proud to announce that Tom Sayeg, Brent Kinkade, and Annie Nelson have joined the firm effective October 24, 2022.  These attorneys will be the core of Saalfeld Griggs’ new Bend office

Insolvency Risk and Guaranty Pitfalls

by Erich Paetsch, Chair, Financial Services Industry Group A common requirement of financing and contractual agreements is a guaranty. The reasons to include one are numerous. For example, when multiple entities are involved or a lender would prefer a strong personal commitment to a project or business, a guaranty reduces liability or guarantees performance by

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