1. What is a benefit company? An overview of the newest business entity type.

    The majority of businesses are formed as “for profit” entities whose purpose is to generate revenue for its shareholders, meaning that corporations are generally obligated to act in a way that will maximize shareholder distributions/wealth. This “shareholder wealth maximization” principle has caused tension over the years as for-profit companies have gradually sought to act in…

  2. A Brief Guide to City Incorporation 

    Incorporation provides an opportunity for communities to obtain greater control over local matters.  Becoming a city is challenging and should ultimately be considered as a last resort to other available alternatives for meeting local needs.  Generally, incorporation is appropriate when residents in the area desire a full range of governmental services that the county government…

  3. Benefits for Small Businesses under the CARES Act

    By John Sorlie, Business and Estate Planning attorney On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law. The law allocates a jaw-dropping $2.2 Trillion to bolster the economy after various government-imposed restrictions required many U.S. businesses to close or reduce operations to address the threats…

  4. CYBER SCAMS

    Using technology is efficient in conducting business for countless reasons.  However, it can also be risky because individuals grow accustomed to quickly sharing information without ensuring sufficient security measures.  Over the past year, we have noticed an increase in attempts to steal information over the internet (so called “phishing schemes”), especially via email.  These scams…

  5. Jeremy M. Green, Attorney at Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis Selected as a 2017 Oregon Rising Star

    Jeremy M. Green, an attorney and shareholder with the Bend law firm of Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, P.C., has been selected for the fourth consecutive year as a SuperLawyer’s “Rising Star,” a distinction that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. While up to 5% of Oregon lawyers are selected as SuperLawyers, no more than 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars.  Read More...

  6. Tax-Exempt Status for Small Organizations

    Authored by Sharon Smith  Read More...

  7. Qualifying Charitable Donations for Income Tax Deductions

    Qualifying your Charitable Donations for an Income Tax Deduction                                               Read More...

  8. Important Notice regarding the Affordable Care Act

    Important Notice: Business are required to notify employees of the availability of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act by October 1, 2013  Read More...