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Robert Le Chevallier

Shareholder, Past President

Experience

Rob Le Chevallier practices business law, business formation, estate planning, trust administration, real estate law, and corporate financing. Rob serves as corporate counsel for a variety of manufacturing and service companies. He has been described by the Oregonian as “the legal profession’s 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.

In his free time Rob Le Chevallier enjoys spending time with his wife, Denise, their five children and four grandchildren.

Areas of Focus

Business Planning

  • Organization of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and professional corporations
  • General counsel, including contracts, leases, buy-sell agreements, and employee issues
  • Shareholder transactions, and loan transactions
  • Buying and selling businesses, business dissolutions
  • Real estate acquisition and sale agreements
  • Non-profit and tax-exempt entities

Estate Planning

  • Estate and business planning, including family businesses, business succession, wills, trusts, living trusts, life insurance trusts, tax planning and trust administration, and probate.

Professional Achievement & Recognition

  • Oregon Super Lawyers Honoree – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012, 2014
  • Past-president, Buckley Law
  • Past-President, Lake Oswego Rotary Club; District 5100 4-Way Test Chair
  • Co-founder, Kruse Way Economic Forum
  • Past-President, Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Our Lady of the Lake Church

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, Opportunity Zones in Oregon, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, January 2019
  • Presenter, What Does the New Tax Legislation Mean for Your Business?, May 2018
  • Moderator, Navigating a Successful Business Succession: A 3-Part Educational Series, Fall 2017
  • Presenter, How to Prepare for the Last Stage in Your Life, UBS/Buckley Law Workshops, March 2017
  • Presenter, Kids and Money, UBS/Buckley Law Workshops, Feb. 2017
  • Presenter, The Six Deadly Sins of Business Succession, September 2015
  • Family Business Succession, Business Before Breakfast, September 2014
  • Presenter, I’m a Trustee, Now What?, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, January 2014
  • Presenter, Ins & Outs of Buy-Sell Agreements, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, September 2013
  • Presenter, Gifting Opportunities for 2012, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, November 2012
  • Presenter, Donor Advised Funds versus Private Foundations, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, June 2012
  • Presenter, Ten Tips in Forming Limited Liability Companies, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, August 2011 and September 2011
  • Presenter, Estate Tax Update, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, February 2011
  • Presenter, How To Do Well and Do Good! Advantages of Donor Advised Funds, Buckley Law Lunch on Your Lawyer, May 2010

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1978)
  • Willamette University, Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science, cum laude (1975)

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