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Amy E. Geerhart

Amy E. Geerhart

Email ageerhart@sglaw.com
Phone  (503) 399-1070

 

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Amy Geerhart's practice is focused on business sales and acquisitions, organization or dissolution of business entities, transition of ownership in closely held businesses, and trademarks and copyright law.

Much of Amy's practice involves the structuring of business sales and acquisitions with the goals of obtaining the best possible tax advantages and utilizing a practical approach to the transaction. Her work includes representing clients in corporate mergers and reorganizations and structuring the sale or purchase of ongoing business entities.

Amy assists clients in the formation and legal maintenance of various business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Her services include:

  • Maintaining accurate corporate records
  • Dissolution of business entities
  • Negotiating complex contracts
  • Drafting buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements and other contracts which occur between the business and its owners.

Amy's counsel to businesses also includes advising businesses on their intellectual property matters, specifically trademarks and copyrights. Her work involves advising clients on selection of tradenames and trademarks; filing and prosecuting trademark applications with the state and with the Patent and Trademark Office, including opposition proceedings; counseling clients on general copyright issues; and negotiating and drafting trademark and copyright assignment and licensing agreements.

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Education

Willamette University College of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2011

Linfield College
B.S., Business Management, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Off the Job

Amy was born and raised in the heart of the Willamette Valley. On the weekends, Amy can be found spending time with her husband and their two energetic daughters. When time permits, Amy finds herself swept up in a good book, or tackling a new recipe.