Rob Le Chevallier practices business law, business formation, estate planning, real estate law, corporate financing, and securities law. He was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1978, and he is a member of its Business Law, Securities, Estate Planning, and International Sections. Rob is also admitted to the Washington State Bar. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1978 and his bachelor’s degree in history and political science, cum laude, from Willamette University in 1975. Rob serves as corporate counsel for a variety of manufacturing and service companies. He has been described by The Oregonian as “the legal professions equivalent of a midwife” to hundreds of businesses in the Portland area. Rob particularly focuses on the estate planning needs of business owners, who are often so preoccupied with their business that they neglect their own succession issues. Rob prepares estate plans for business owners and other high net worth individuals and their families with an emphasis on succession planning.
Rob is a past president of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce and was a 15 year board member. Rob has also served on the boards of Our Lady of the Lake Church and the Lake Oswego Rotary Club. Rob is co-founder of the Kruse Way Economic Forum, a venue for informed presentations and open discussion of economic issues affecting Northwest business.
In his free time Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, Denise, their five children and two young grandsons.
Primary Areas of Practice
- Organization of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and partnerships, and professional corporations
- General counsel, including contracts, leases, buy-sell agreements, and employee issues
- Private securities, shareholder transactions, and loan transactions
- Buying and selling businesses, business dissolutions
- Real estate acquisition and sale agreements
- Non-profit and tax exempt entities
- Estate and business planning, including family businesses, business succession, wills, trusts, living trusts, life insurance trusts, tax planning and trust administration, and probate