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Jason is a self-starting, go-getting lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach to helping his clients. He co-founded Fortify Law because he was not satisfied with the traditional approach to providing legal services. He firmly believes that legal costs should be predictable, transparent and value-driven.
Jason’s entrepreneurial mindset enables him to better understand his clients’ needs. His first taste of entrepreneurship came from an early age when he helped manage his family’s small free range cattle farm. Every morning, before school, he would deliver hay to a herd of 50 hungry cows. In addition, he was responsible for sweeping "the shop" at his parent's 40-employee HVAC business.
Before becoming a lawyer, he clerked at the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic where he handled a diverse range of legal issues including establishing new businesses, registering trademarks, and drafting contracts. He also spent time working with the in-house team at adidas® where, among other things, he reviewed and negotiated complex agreements and created training materials for employees. He also previously worked with Meriwether Group, a Portland-based business consulting firm focused on accelerating the growth of disruptive consumer brands and facilitating founder exits.
These experiences have enabled Jason to not only understand the unique legal hurdles that can threaten a business, but also help position them for growth.
Jason's practice focuses on Business and Intellectual Property Law, including:
-Reviewing and negotiating contracts
-Resolving internal corporate disputes
-Creating employment and HR policies
-Registering and protecting intellectual property
-Forming new businesses and subsidiaries
-Facilitating Business mergers, acquisitions, and exit strategies
-Conducting international business transactions
In his free time, Jason is an adventure junkie and gear-head. He especially enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding. He is also a technology enthusiast, craft beer connoisseur, and avid soccer player.
Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of franchising, business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters.
Mr. Brown's accolades include:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star
- California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal
- Pro Bono Attorney of the Year the USC Public Interest Law Fund
Curt started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense.
Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense.
He is admitted in California, Florida, D.C., Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.
I am a commercial real estate transactional law attorney with 20 years of in-house and private firm experience. My career has focused on primarily on supporting the acquisition, leasing, and asset management teams of a variety of global and national real estate owners, developers and tenants.
After receiving my undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford, and my law degree from UCLA, I practiced in California for eight years before moving to Oregon in 1991. I am primarily a trial lawyer with over 50 jury trials, emphasizing personal injury, professional malpractice, construction, and employment law, but in the course of that practice have reviewed and drafted hundreds of releases, indemnification agreements, employment agreements, and construction agreements.
P. McCoy Smith is the Founding Attorney at Lex Pan Law LLC, a full-service technology and intellectual property law firm based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A and Opsequio LLC, an open source compliance consultancy. Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years in the legal department of a Fortune 50 multinational technology company as a business unit intellectual property specialist; among his duties was setting up the free & open source legal function and policies for that company. He preceded his in-house experience with 8 years in private practice in a large New York City-based boutique intellectual property law firm, working simultaneously as a U.S. patent litigator and U.S. patent prosecutor. He was also a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office prior to attending law school. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, California & New York and to prosecute patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; he is also a registered Trademark and Patent Agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He has degrees from Colorado State University (Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, with honors), Johns Hopkins University (Masters of Liberal Arts) and the University of Virginia (Juris Doctor). While in private practice, and continuing into his in-house career, he taught portions of the U.S. patent bar exam for a long-standing and well-known patent bar exam preparation course, and from 2014-2020 was on the editorial board of the Journal of Open Law, Technology & Society (JOLTS), and starting in 2023 will be on the editorial board of the American Intellectual Property Law Quarterly Journal (AIPLAQJ). He is the author or co-author of chapters on open source and copyright and patents in “Open Source Law, Policy & Practice” (2022, Oxford University Press). He lectures frequently around the world on free and open source issues as well as other intellectual property topics.
Kimm Massey, Esq. is a graduate of Harvard Law School, who has almost thirty years of experience practicing law. Her background includes litigation work for large multinational corporate law firms, the federal government, and the District of Columbia government. She founded Massey Law Group a decade ago.
Attorney Kimm Massey has been admitted to the Bars of Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Marshall practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, business/corporate, estate planning and tax. She spent the first 10 years of her career also practicing in civil litigation, collections and personal injury. Ms. Marshall concentrates her practice on the needs of individuals, entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses. During the course of her career Ms. Marshall has earned recognition as a Central Ohio Top Lawyer.
Contracts Counsel was incredibly helpful and easy to use. I submitted a project for a lawyer's help within a day I had received over 6 proposals from qualified lawyers. I submitted a bid that works best for my business and we went forward with the project.
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I got 5 bids within 24h of posting my project. I choose the person who provided the most detailed and relevant intro letter, highlighting their experience relevant to my project. I am very satisfied with the outcome and quality of the two agreements that were produced, they actually far exceed my expectations.