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Business & Real Estate Litigation

Pearl Law LLC represents clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigations, including contract disputes, partnership and LLC disputes, lease and warranty issues, sales disputes, restrictive covenants and non-competition, fiduciary duty claims, shareholder disputes, banking issues, business torts, fraud, unfair competition, employment disputes, trusts and estates litigation, licensing issues, intellectual property litigation, and internet and technology disputes, among others. Thomas Freedman, founder of Pearl Law LLC, has extensive trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, as well as significant experience representing clients in arbitrations, mediations, administrative proceedings, and appeals.

While the firm represents companies of all sizes, Pearl Law LLC has particular expertise handling litigations for small businesses, including art galleries, publishing houses, restaurants, bars, graphic design companies, magazines and newspapers, transportation and storage companies, architects, apparel and jewelry designers, on-line retailers, start-up and emerging companies, educational and non-profit entities, software and technology companies, and small manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, among others.  In this regard, Pearl Law LLC prides itself on offering the aggressive litigation strategy necessary to achieve successful results, combined with an efficient and streamlined approach unavailable in a larger firm. Pearl Law LLC handles each matter on an individualized basis, and works closely with the client to assess his or her particular needs and concerns.    

Pearl Law LLC also understands the importance and vitality of the development of real property in the Pearl District and the Portland area as a whole.  The firm represents developers, investors, lenders, purchasers, sellers, owners, business users, tenants, advisers, brokers, condominium associations, and underwriters in nearly every type of real property dispute, including purchase agreement disputes, lease and sublease issues, easements, restrictive covenants, nuisance and noise code violations, land use issues, adverse possession, mortgage disputes and foreclosures, title and deed disputes, zoning and variance disputes, injunctive relief, and condominium/HOA disputes.