Sam V. Rayburn

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Sam Rayburn focuses his practice on helping individuals and closely-held companies achieve their goals and protect their business interests. He represents clients across a variety of industries, providing personalized, cost-effective, and practical solutions to accommodate the unique aspects of each representation.  Sam advises clients in the areas of: entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, employment, sports law, business litigation, and dispute resolution.  His practice also focuses on advising clients on a range of intellectual property issues, including trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Additionally, as a former Division I Collegiate Athlete, Sam is passionate about advising and representing sports-related businesses and athletes and helping them to navigate issues like branding, licensing agreements, endorsements, and intellectual property.  His knowledge and personal experience makes him a valuable business partner to athletes and sports-related businesses alike.

Prior to joining Buckley Law, Sam focused his practice on closely-held businesses working in a team environment to represent clients in a wide range of business issues.  Sam also clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Civil Litigation/Trial Division and worked for Robbins Umeda LLP, a securities law firm in San Diego, where he investigated factual claims for shareholder derivative and class action complaints.

In his personal time, Sam enjoys spending time with his family – golfing, cooking, supporting our local sports teams, and connecting fellow entrepreneurs.

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Closely-Held Business
  • Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property Protection

Professional and Community Activities
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Golf Committee Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
Member, Sports Lawyers Association
Business Prosperity Issues Forum, City Club of Portland
Founder, AthletesTouch Portland

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts

Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, 2014.
University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, 2008.