Marjorie Elken


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

Marjorie 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, Marjorie worked in both local government and the insurance industry – two entities that businesses often have to face.  Marjorie’s insight into how these entities function helps her find practical and efficient solutions for her clients.

On the litigation side, Marjorie Elken 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.  Marjorie 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 – Member
  • Oregon State Bar – Member
  • Breast Friends – Board Member
  • Classroom Law Project – Board Member
  • Lake Oswego Rotary – Chair of the Membership Committee; Board Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – Member
  • Campaign for Equal Justice – Member
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Pro Bono Panel – Member

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 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
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