From everyday contract disputes to bet-the-company litigation, Stoll Berne’s litigation group has few equals when it comes to understanding the importance of protecting our client’s business and employees. We specialize in finding creative, pre-litigation solutions to your thorniest business disputes.
We're One of Oregon's Most Tenacious and Respected Business Litigation Firms
Successful Outcomes in Many Industries
Whether through trial or settlement, we have obtained successful outcomes for various types of disputes across industries, including, but not limited to:
- Contract disputes
- Employment termination
- Non-competition covenants
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Power supply contracts
- Financial fraud
- Real estate and construction
- Toxic torts
- Professional (accountant, lawyer, and business/professional consultant) malpractice
“[Your team’s] tactics were clever and always found their mark. You were able to quickly recognize winning arguments and expand the advantage. The final [arbitrators’] decision and complete achievement of our objectives is, of course, the best illustration of the quality of your team.” – Ronald Myhro and Howard Bode, Co-Managers of American Retail Services, LLC
We Are Consistently Ranked in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Oregon Super Lawyers
Business Litigation Attorneys
Business Litigation Cases
Rob Shlachter, Tim DeJong, and Lydia Anderson-Dana, together with California co-counsel, defended a labor union sued for alleged unfair labor practices at the Port of Portland.
Cody Berne and Josh Ross represented Southern Oregon investors who were seeking to recover their investments in a privately held consumer products company.
Keith Dubanevich and Jen Wagner successfully represented a tenant in a delivery delay case for a local healthcare center.
Keith Dubanevich and Cody Berne are representing a class of customers whose complaint seeks damages for breach of contract for charges for receptionist time not actually used.
The firm currently represents plaintiffs from multiple states in a proposed class action against a health insurer for harm that resulted when plaintiffs’ sensitive information was compromised...
Rob Shlachter and Cody Berne advised a logistics and shipping company about legal issues arising in connection with possible competition by a public entity.
Stoll Berne attorney Josh Ross represented a former NFL player who invested $400,000 in a real estate development.
Keith Ketterling has represented a national broker-dealer in numerous actions against former brokers acting in violation of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements.
The firm represented a leading Pacific Northwest real estate management, development, and investment firm in an action to enforce its contract rights against a co-owner/operator who had breached its...
Josh Ross and Nadia Dahab prevailed at trial and on appeal on behalf of a client involved in a title dispute over a significant investment property.
Keith Dubanevich and Yoona Park defended a regional hospital group in a wrongful termination and antitrust action filed in Deschutes County by a physician who lost hospital privileges when terminated...
Keith Ketterling and Tim DeJong defended Pacific Continental Bank in an Oregon class action on behalf of shareholders of the Berjac companies.
Keith Dubanevich prosecuted a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action claim against a national food marketing company.
Stoll Berne attorney Josh Ross represented a founding partner of a central Oregon brewery in a dispute over control of the business.
Keith Dubanevich represented a real estate developer in a separation dispute with his former company.
Steve Larson and Yoona Park represented a Portland, Oregon luxury jewelry store in a lawsuit filed by a customer who alleged that her very expensive emerald ring had not been returned by the jewelry...
Keith Ketterling and Josh Ross represented a software developer in a contract dispute with a “platform as a service” provider over the failure to provide services as promised, resulting in delayed...
Stoll Berne attorneys Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller represented Med-Tech Resource, LLC, a Eugene-based distributor of medical and safety equipment and supplies, in a lawsuit brought by a former...
Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong obtained a preliminary injunction preventing a prime government contractor from terminating a multi-million-dollar contract for supply of helicopters in Afghanistan.
The firm represented the Chief Operating Officer for a major food products company, who was terminated without being paid a large severance payment that was owed.
Steve Berman represented two of former Governor Kitzhaber's political advisors in a $33 million lawsuit brought against them by tech giant Oracle.
On many occasions, the firm has successfully obtained tens of millions of dollars of insurance coverage under disputed D&O policies.
Rob Shlachter successfully defended the CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers, who was accused of engaging in conflicts of interest and participating in fraudulent conveyances.
Rob Shlachter and Steve Berman successfully defended Klamath Algae Products in a three-week jury trial, one of the longest civil jury trials in Klamath County history.
Rob Shlachter and Josh Ross represented a European manufacturer of fiber optic equipment in a contract dispute with a third-party company who refused to supply certain agreed-upon technology.
Rob Shlachter, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller successfully represented CrossFit, Inc. in an attempted hostile take-over by Anthos Capital, L.P.
Steve Larson and Keil Mueller obtained a jury verdict in favor of their client, a distributor of Traeger Pellet Grills, for breach of a distributorship agreement.
The firm successfully defended Columbia Sportswear against trade secrets claims relating to heated jackets.
Rob Shlachter successfully represented a major Portland-based real estate management, development, and investment firm in complex multi-party negotiations and litigation related to the client’s...
Stoll Berne represented a surety who had provided a standby letter of credit in connection with the construction of railcars for the TriMet WES commuter rail service in an action to discharge the...
The firm defended GameWear, Inc., a sports memorabilia manufacturer, against claims of breach of contract, trade libel, and intentional interference with economic relations.
We were retained less than two months before a three-week arbitration hearing to defend a franchisor and its principal in a matter involving alleged violation of the Oregon Franchise Act, fraud,...
Following a five-day arbitration hearing, Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller obtained a monetary award and injunctive relief on behalf of a retail gas station operator in a breach of contract action...
Keith Ketterling and Yoona Park sued a regional bank and broker-dealer for securities fraud on behalf of a group of individual investors who were targeted by defendants for the sale of speculative,...
Steve Larson represented the owner of an Alzheimer's Senior Residential Care Facility in a breach of contract action against the company that managed the facility.
Rob Shlachter and Josh Ross defended a Portland real estate investment firm in litigation filed by a large group of investors.
In a securities fraud lawsuit, the firm represented a client alleging that an accountant had improperly used her confidential information to recruit her to invest in a failed real estate venture.
Keith Ketterling obtained a $3.9 million judgment against a foundation subcontractor in a "sinking building" case.
Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller defended the United States Golf Association in an action brought by an amateur golfer alleging breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing, and...
Steve Larson represented a group of ophthalmologists seeking to recover monies that had been embezzled by their in-house accountant when he set up online banking on their checking account without...
Rob Shlachter successfully defended a major Oregon high-tech company sued in California for malicious prosecution arising out of a major patent lawsuit.
Stoll Berne attorney Rob Shlachter successfully defended an action relating to informed consent in medical research.
In an action for breach of contract and specific performance for right to purchase property on Mt. Hood, Keith Ketterling obtained complete relief and damages for the client, a property development...
Keith Dubanevich represented a senior executive who sought severance benefits in arbitration after a merger of two public companies resulted in a substantial change in her responsibilities.
Over the course of ten years, Keith Ketterling and Steve Berman represented a multinational steel and trading company and its principal in litigation across the globe.
Steve Larson represented an Oregon corporation that filed suit against its National Sales Manager alleging that the Sales Manager had engaged in an alleged kick-back scheme, in violation of his...
An Oregon call center retained Stoll Berne to defend against investor claims that the Oregon corporation had misrepresented facts about the future operations of the call center.
Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong won two arbitrations establishing advancement rights for attorney’s fees worth more than $5 million under Delaware indemnification law.
In a multi-million-dollar breach of contract arbitration, Steve Larson defended Hollywood Entertainment against allegations that it had breached a contract with the claimant to purchase security...
Rob Shlachter and Tim DeJong, representing the CEO, successfully litigated a wrongful termination case on behalf of a fired CEO, which resulted in a substantial severance payment and a public...
Rob Shlachter obtained a $15.4 million jury verdict, including punitive damages, on behalf of an Oregon sawmill against a major timber/pulp company.
The firm represented equity investors in ownership disputes pending in bankruptcy court.
Rob Shlachter and Steve Larson defended an Oregon wireless company in a trademark infringement action brought by a national competitor.
In a dispute involving an exclusive long-term contract, Keith Dubanevich represented the plaintiff, a product supplier.
Rob Shlachter successfully represented developers/owners in disputes over operations and investments in multi-family and commercial properties in the Northwest, California, and other states.
Rob Shlachter and Keith Ketterling represented a major California utility company in challenging a $250 million long-term energy contract, and represented solar energy companies in disputes with PGE.
Rob Shlachter and Steve Larson represented an Oregon home exercise machine manufacturer in alleging that a competitor was making false advertising claims.
Steve Larson obtained an injunction prohibiting former employees from starting a competing business using a client list and other proprietary information that were improperly taken from the client, a...
Keith Ketterling represented the property development branch of a major insurance company in contract litigation involving the $25 million purchase of moorages on the Columbia River.