Non-Payment of Rent During COVID-19

  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many commercial tenants are asking what to do if they are unable to pay rent. Given the challenging times, open communication with the landlord is key. Tenants should be familiar with Oregon’s Executive Order 20-13, which...

Commercial Lease Clauses

At some point in your business operation, you will become a party to a commercial lease agreement.  Whether a commercial landlord, or tenant, there are five basic elements of commercial lease agreements that you should be aware of to ensure your agreement meets all...

New Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (“CAT”)

In the current times of COVID-19, a lot has changed in the tax world; due dates of tax returns, some states not changing their estimated payment schedules, understanding the SBA Payroll Protection Program, changes to 2018 Qualified Improvement Property treatment and...

Contractual Force Majeure Clauses

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all facets of the world economy.  As we continue to navigate these challenging times, legal issues are beginning to materialize. In the commercial real estate and management world, the common question that the attorneys at...

Be the Spider, Not the Bug

We’re all a bit overwhelmed and surprised by this COVID-19 thing and it’s permeated every aspect of our lives. Everything is wired for reaction; touch something and a bell goes off across the room. We’re all on high alert. It seems hard to know what to do, who to talk...