Do you need to file?

Tax season is upon us. A common question that we get this time of year, especially from people with fixed incomes or unusual financial circumstances, is whether or not they need to file a federal tax return. The IRS has an interactive online tool that you can use to...

LLC Operating Agreements in Oregon

Earlier I wrote a quick post praising the ease of use and overall utility of Filing In Oregon, the Oregon Secretary of State’s online portal. While it is an incredibly useful tool, a word of caution: it is not a one stop shop for setting up your new business. There...

Protecting Trade Secrets in Oregon

In Oregon and most other places, a trade secret is anything that: (a) Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and (b) Is the...