How I Work

 

As a top Portland legal business consultant, Jim Hillas provides outside counsel legal advice to startups, existing small businesses, and business owners looking to buy or sell a company.

Free Initial Consultation

To better understand your business legal needs, your values, and the goals you’d like to achieve, Jim offers a complimentary initial consultation. This will help determine the tailored business consulting services he can provide to help you reach your objectives.

Customized Legal Business Consulting

Jim asks the right questions, then actively listens.

Your vision for your business is unique, and deserves a legal strategy that fits. In order to provide the best possible legal advice that will help add value to your business and minimize risk, Jim focuses on understanding your goals before developing a custom legal consulting plan to align with your vision.

Using effective legal strategies and customized legal documents, Jim delivers practical, cost-effective solutions that are right for your business.

Effective Legal Consulting & Proactive Risk Management

Litigation eats up time and money. Small businesses don’t have much of either.

Jim knows how to structure transactions and prepare agreements to minimize the potential for costly disputes and proactively manage risk for your business.

For Oregon and Washington businesses, Jim offers guidance on entity formation, contract drafting, employment advice, lease negotiation, collection of slow paying accounts, licensing agreements, corporate restructuring, and more.

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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