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From our first meeting together you should leave our office with a feeling that you have realistic options, feeling empowered that your life can and will be much better.
I am committed to getting to know you and your financial goals. We’ll spend the time it takes to understand your situation and your concerns. I’ll explain your options for getting immediate and long-term relief from your debts, and will answer all your questions about these options. You’ll get your financial life back into your own hands.
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Areas of Legal Expertise
Your situation is almost always more hopeful than you fear. Usually there a sensible and practical legal option for dealing with your debts. Often there’s more than one option, with choices you can make within them to meet your needs. Become empowered by getting legal advice about these options. Get relief. Get a fresh start.
How your business is legally set up matters. It matters in terms of how the business operates, how it is taxed, how its assets are protected, how it grows, and for its future succession. Especially between an LLC–a Limited Liability Company–and an S Corporation, there are a number of very important advantages and disadvantages for each.
Consider estate planning more as “life planning” than “death planning.” It’s absolutely not just for people with substantial assets. If you have even modest assets, if you have any life insurance and/or retirement benefits, or if you care about how decisions will be made for you if you become incapacitated from an accident or sudden illness, then you need to take care of this essential and often rewarding responsibility.
If you’re a real estate investor who buys real estate at a judicial foreclosure Sheriff’s sale, there are benefits to short-cutting the 180-day redemption period before getting the Sheriff’s deed. If you were the successful bidder you can begin the rehab/resale process without risk of losing the redemption rights. If you weren’t the successful bidder, you still may be able to acquire the property. I can help you obtain that Sheriff’s deed.
Chris Kane, Attorney at Law
- Oregon native
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Portland State University in 1991
- Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1994
- Member of the Oregon State Bar, admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in the State of Oregon
- Have always focused on helping “the little guy”
- Have represented many hundreds of individuals and small businesses in many areas of the law in both state and federal courts, including:
- Social Security disability law
- landlord/tenant relations
- employment law
- consumer protection law
- estate planning
- business entity formation and consulting
- Primarily focused since 2001 on bankruptcy law and other debt relief solutions for individuals and small businesses
- At current location in Northeast Portland since 2005
- Also regularly represent clients in the areas of business law, estate planning, and real estate investment transactions
Chris Kane handled my bankruptcy with super efficient professionalism; I never had a question he couldn’t answer and competently guided me through the process, which otherwise could have been very nerve-racking. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone thinking of filing.
I come from a background where folks always pay their debts, so I was doubtful about filing for Bankruptcy before working with Chris Kane. Now having completed the process, I realize it was the best decision I could have made. Chris and his staff were professional, thorough and thoughtful. I highly recommend Chris Kane.
I met Christopher 9 years ago and found him to be a top-notch individual, always cheerful, humble, and happy to help in any situation. Christopher always provides quality customer service and is detail oriented. I recommend him without hesitation.
Portland Bankruptcy Law Blog
My goal is to empower families and business to overcome financial problems. One important step in that is to provide website visitors with accurate, accessible, and enlightening information about the bankruptcy laws. You’ll find a tremendous amount of that information on my Portland Bankruptcy Law Blog.
As you read my blog posts please recognize that every person’s case is unique. It really does take someone with years of intensive day-to-day professional experience to be able to counsel you effectively about bankruptcy and the many other interrelated laws at play. The law does provide powerful and practical remedies, as the blog and the rest of this website demonstrate. I hope that this information is helpful and hopeful. Please contact me to learn how you, your family and/or business can have financial peace.