Strategy for growing and sustaining your small business.

Starting Your Business

Launch your startup business on solid legal footing and avoid costly pitfalls. Navigate entity formation, partnership contracts, governing document creation, and many more legal obstacles with the help of a skilled small business attorney.

Running Business

Improve your bottom line and proactively manage risk by seeking expert legal advice. Strategic legal planning, dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and other legal services can add value to your business and keep you out of trouble.

Selling Your Business

Transition your business with confidence. A small business attorney can position your business for a successful sale, negotiate agreements, document transactions, and handle unique legal circumstances regarding your business transition.

Starting Your Business

Launch your startup business on solid legal footing and avoid costly pitfalls. Navigate entity formation, partnership contracts, governing document creation, and many more legal obstacles with the help of a skilled small business attorney.

Running Business

Improve your bottom line and proactively manage risk by seeking expert legal advice. Strategic legal planning, dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and other legal services can add value to your business and keep you out of trouble.

Selling Your Business

Transition your business with confidence. A small business attorney can position your business for a successful sale, negotiate agreements, document transactions, and handle unique legal circumstances regarding your business transition.

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As a small business owner I take comfort in knowing that I have Jim in my corner when dealing with legal matters that pertain not only to my business but also my personal life. Jim has always been very responsive to my needs and has a wide range of knowledge in dealing with my company, my employees and my professional colleagues. I highly recommend Jim as legal counsel for any small business owner.

-Tom Reap, AmCheck of Portland

In the crowded world of legal 'experts', Jim clearly stands out as someone who is both personable yet professional, genuinely takes an interest in his clients and their respective situations, exhibits a strong work ethic and offers up a solution-based approach to any/all legal challenges.

-Nancy Evans

Jim is a valued business advisor and key part of my team of experts at EVO Solutions. He brings great experience and wisdom across a spectrum of legal and business issues. Jim's style is personable while quickly getting to the matter at hand, which consistently saves me both time and money. I deeply trust Jim's counsel and frequently recommend him to friends/colleagues. He is great to work with!

-Tom Flynn, EVO Solutions, LLC

I found Jim to have a very high level of integrity and honesty as well as a demeanor that made it much easier to work through the difficult issues I was facing. I have watched him grow in his acumen and expertise over the years and would not think twice about calling on him or recommending him.

-Thom Walters

I have worked together with Jim Hillas on a couple matters and have discussed many others with him. Jim is, in my opinion, the best type of lawyer. He combines comprehensive knowledge of corporate transactional and litigation law with extensive experience and unbeatable personal service. I highly recommend him.

-Chris Brooks, Brooks Estate Law PC

Jim advised me while I was setting up my first business. He reviewed some contracts for 'gotchas', advised me of good practices and pitfalls, and helped with some of the paperwork. He also set up my will. I found him to be articulate and careful and overall I was well served by getting his advice.

-Ken Millard, Aries Engineering, Inc

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