2021 Estate Tax Exemption: Key Estate Planning Proposals

By Jeffrey G. Moore, Attorney in the Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group   This last week, House Democrats released details of a new tax proposal to support the $3.5 trillion spending plan.  Although we stress that these are indeed proposals at this point, we wanted you to be aware.  The proposals will inevitably undergo further

Salem Chamber Public Policy Meeting: Employer Vaccine Mandates

  Randall Sutton, an employment law and litigation attorney here at Saalfeld Griggs PC, spoke about employer vaccine mandates at the Salem Chamber’s most recent Public Policy meeting. Click here to watch the meeting from September 2nd, and navigate to minute 35:45 to hear the beginning of Randy’s talk.     Randall Sutton is a

COVID-19 Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium Extended

by Jared Anderson, Associate, Financial Services Industry Group On August 16, 2021, Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order 21-30, which extended the mortgage foreclosure moratorium emergency period of House Bill 2009 (2021) to 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2021. The Oregon State Legislative Assembly passed HB 2009 during its first regular session in 2021. The

Seven Saalfeld Griggs PC lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list

Salem, OR, United States, August 19, 2021 — Saalfeld Griggs Business Lawyers is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review using methodology designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus

Mandatory Employee Vaccination Policies – Questions & Answers

By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group   As the Delta Variant continues to keep COVID-19 on the forefront of employers’ minds, I’ve received a lot of calls about the legality of vaccine mandates and issues for employers to consider.  Viewpoints on the merits of mandatory vaccination policies vary dramatically. This

Saalfeld Griggs PC Attorneys Paul Sundermier and Jennifer Paul to Present at the Seminar Group’s Eminent Domain Conference

By Jennifer Paul, Partner in the Condemnation & Unconstitutional Takings Practice Group Saalfeld Griggs PC is pleased to announce that its condemnation team of attorneys, Paul Sundermier and Jennifer Paul, will be co-chairing and presenting at the Seminar Group’s Eminent Domain—Current Developments in Condemnation, Valuation and Challenges conference on June 3 & 4, 2021. This seminar

Lien Times: Association Liens and Other Headline Reminders

by Erich Paetsch, Chair, Financial Services Industry Group In its semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, the Federal Reserve on February 19th issued a warning about insolvency risk to Congress. The Report identifies business leverage at historic highs given the economic and financial struggles firms have encountered due to COVID-19. In particular, the Federal Reserve

Ice Storm and Legal Issues

by  Alan Sorem, Partner, and Mikayla E. Frei, Associate, Real Estate and Land Use Industry Group If a tree branch falls in my neighborhood, everyone has an opinion.  Tree lovers express unconditional confidence that they know that a tree hanging precariously over a house can be saved.  Neighbors whose homes and fences have been damaged