Marjorie Elken

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Margie delivers exceptional value for closely-held business owners. Her clients know that with one phone call they can pass off their legal issues, and Margie will either handle them or get them to the right person.

Margie regularly advises companies, both small and large, through every stage of their business life cycles, including entity formation, negotiation of key contractual relationships, federal and state regulatory compliance, financing transactions and exit strategies. Margie also advises companies navigating the rapidly evolving laws and regulations for legalized marijuana.  Prior to going to law school, Margie worked in both local government and the insurance industry – two entities that businesses often have to face.  Margie’s insight into how these entities function helps her find practical and efficient solutions for her clients.

On the litigation side, Margie assists individuals and businesses resolve complex commercial matters and business disputes both in and out of court.  As the situation demands, she can play the role of aggressive advocate or practical solution finder.  Her case experience spans a variety of areas including construction defect, shareholder disputes, employment discrimination, corporate valuation, breach of contract, fraudulent transfers and bankruptcy litigation.  Margie also represents companies and individuals in front of regulatory and licensing boards.

Primary Areas of Practice:

  • Business and corporate law
  • Closely-held businesses
  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy litigation

Professional and Community Activities:
American Bar Association
Oregon State Bar
American Bankruptcy Institute
Campaign for Equal Justice
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Pro Bono Panel

Professional Recognition
Super Lawyers 2017-2018
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2016

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State and Federal Courts
Washington State and Federal Courts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Lewis & Clark Law School, cum laude Business Law Fellow
Vanderbilt University, BA, cum laude