practice areas

BUSINESS & CORPORATE

Our business and corporate law attorneys are highly experienced and have practiced at large and small law firms and owned and operated start-up companies.  We assist companies with respect to choice of entity, business formation, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts of all types.

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

Our real estate and land use group is highly experienced with all manner of real estate transactional work, from purchase and sale agreements to commercial leases. We have experience with retail properties, industrial warehouses and processing facilities, agricultural land, and condominiums. Our local government land use and development practice ranges from preliminary property analyses and building permit issues to complex land use reviews and hearings.

LITIGATION

Our litigation practice group has represented Fortune 500 companies, national and regional financial institutions, and private companies of all sizes in high-stakes commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of our clients’ businesses and we work hard to avoid disputes in the first place. If litigation cannot be avoided, we strive to eliminate unnecessary fees and costs while always providing “big firm” quality representation and experience with a personal touch.

REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Our attorneys were among the first in Oregon to adopt cannabis and hemp regulatory law as a practice area within a full-service business law firm. We have worked with hundreds of companies in these industries on licensing, compliance, enforcement and administrative law hearings. We also have represented breweries, restaurants and vineyards in a variety of matters and transactions.

BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY

Our attorneys are experienced in a wide variety of insolvency-related matters. We have represented trustees, receivers, lenders, trade creditors, creditors’ committees, equity holders and other parties in interest in bankruptcy and state courts throughout Oregon and Washington. Our attorneys have deep roots in the Pacific Northwest insolvency landscape, having served on bar committees, authored bar publications and presented at numerous continuing legal education events related to bankruptcy and receiverships.

EMPLOYMENT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our employment law and IP practice supports the work we do helping clients form and finance businesses, providing key services in these areas that every successful business must navigate to some extent. Our employment lawyers assist employers with everything from preventative measures like employee handbooks and anti-discrimination and harassment policies to litigation involving state agencies and former employees. Our IP group works with clients to obtain and enforce federal and state trademarks, to identify and protect trade secrets and to license any number of types of IP, from patents and copyright to trademark and the use of a client’s likeness or image for promotional purposes.

client testimonials
“As a CPA, I work with attorneys on a regular basis.  Allison and Matt are different.  They bring not only a high level of expertise, but a practical approach to solving legal problems.  Most impressive though, is the level of caring they show toward their clients. Process and outcomes really matter to them on a personal level.  You will be hard pressed to find a better partner for your business.”
Marcena Sorrels, CPA
“It’s hard to express the gratitude I have toward Allison. I had never been involved in any litigation prior and had no concept of how emotionally taxing it would be. Allison went above and beyond to make sure she did everything possible to win our case. She was kind, honest and never treated us like we were bothering her. She always responded and answered our calls. She fought hard for us and spend countless nights and weekends working on our case. At times we wanted to quit and just give up, but Allison kept pushing us which made us keep fighting to save our company! Thank God we trusted her because it worked! Our judge even complimented her in front of us saying what an incredible and thorough lawyer she was and we should be proud to have her as our counsel. We are now done with litigation and are able to work with her on contracts and different opportunities to grow our company.  Allison is absolutely amazing!”
Alicia Smith, Owner, Homegrown Oregon Dispensaries
“Lotus Law Group is a smart and caring firm that has been outstanding for our companies no matter what our legal needs are.”
Joel Jennings, Co-founder, Five Zero Trees
“It’s rare to find lawyers who are knowledgeable, thorough, experienced & personable, but I was lucky enough to check all those boxes with Matt, Allison & the team they have built at Lotus Law Group. They are great people & exceptional lawyers whom I’m grateful to have on our side.”
Rachel Rykal, CEO, CORE Gardens
“I could not be more grateful for Allison Bizzano. She helped us navigate one of the hardest times in our business’ life and I would not want anyone else at the helm. She operates with the utmost integrity and is a highly effective communicator in and out of the courtroom. She has incredible judgement and analytical skills. Allison is not only a brilliant lawyer, but a wonderful listener, and someone I am proud to call a friend. Anyone represented by her is lucky to have such a power player on their team.”
Jill Smith, Owner, Homegrown Oregon Dispensaries

attorneys

MATTHEW A. GOLDBERG
ALLISON C. BIZZANO
LOGAN LEICHTMAN
Nicole Gossett-Schommer

“Just like the lotus, we, too, have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.”

-Buddhist Proverb