Areas of Law

Bryant Emerson
 
 
 

Areas of Law

Bryant Emerson

Family Law

Alison Emerson
Steve Bryant

There are few areas of the law that are as personal as family law. Our firm’s lawyers have the knowledge, experience and compassion to help you through your most difficult family law matters. They can help you by:

• Handling divorces, spousal and child support arrangements, custody matters, and property divisions;
• Advising you on tax rules that may affect your divorce arrangements;
• Drafting and reviewing prenuptial and other marital planning agreements;
• Modifying support or custody arrangements in light of post-divorce changes in circumstances.
When negotiations break down and it comes time to pursue legal remedies, you need on your side a lawyer who is experienced, knowledgeable, hard-working and honest. Some particular issues with which our litigation team can help you include:

• Negotiating disputes before they ripen into lawsuits;
• Representing you in mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution settings,
• Drafting, reviewing and filing litigation documents,
• Assisting you with the discovery process,
• Preparing you for your day in court,
• Advocating on your behalf before magistrates, judges and juries, and
• Representing you in appellate and other post-trial matters.

Corporate Law

LONN tw johnston
Steve Bryant
Never before has it been so important to have an understanding of the legal environment in which your corporation operates. Our lawyers can assist you in learning not only what the law is, but how it applies to your business and affects your bottom line. Some specific tasks we handle in the corporate law arena include:

• Drafting, reviewing, amending and filing corporate documentation, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, service contracts, financing papers, stock certificates, and tax forms;
• Attending and providing guidance at corporate meetings;
• Assisting your corporation in responding to inquiries from the government and other regulatory agencies;
• Helping your corporation comply with applicable tax and securities laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley and various disclosure laws;
• Counseling your directors and officers on their legal obligations and rights.

Real Estate Law

Ron Bryant
Steve Bryant
LONN tw johnston
lisa klemp
Central Oregon has a dynamic real estate market. What was once an area of wide open fields and ranches is fast becoming a nationally-renowned recreational and residential hot spot. As a fixture in Central Oregon since 1905, our firm has seen the rises and falls of the local real estate market over the decades. It has also gained an understanding of the communities, people and businesses that call Central Oregon home. Our experience and understanding can help you navigate the local market and complete your real estate transactions quickly and confidently. Some specific real estate matters that our lawyers handle include:

• Drafting, reviewing and filing real estate purchase and sale documents;
• Drafting and reviewing residential and commercial leases;
• Providing advice and representation on real estate contract disputes;
• Explaining the environmental and regulatory requirements that affect real estate transactions;
• Drafting and evaluating condominium and property owners’ association documents;
• Handling real estate financing matters.

Estate Planning

alison emerson
Steve Bryant
Ron Bryant
Some of the most important decisions we make in life affect those who come after us as much as or more than they affect us. Specifically, our wills and estate planning team can help you by:

• Drafting and reviewing wills, trust documents, and other estate planning papers;
• Establishing trusts and other asset-distribution vehicles;
• Providing advice on the tax implications of various estate planning tools;
• Serving as an executor, executrix, trustee or conservator;
• Assisting you with living wills, health care powers of attorney and other advance directives;
• Informing you of your rights and responsibilities under a will or other estate planning document.

Personal Injury &
Wrongful Death

dan spencer
LONN tw johnston
Deaths and personal injuries caused by accidents and negligence can be devastating. Personal injury and wrongful death matters with which our firm can help you include:

• Handling settlement negotiations with individuals, insurance companies and other businesses;
• Representing you in mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution processes;
• Drafting, reviewing and filing legal complaints and other litigation papers;
• Assisting you with discovery matters, including making and responding to requests for information and documentation;
• Representing you in court and in appellate proceedings.
As anyone who has ever hired an employee knows, the laws that apply to Oregon employers are voluminous and complex. There are laws affecting wages, laws affecting time off, laws affecting hiring practices, laws affecting employee insurance and taxes, and laws affecting almost every other aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Navigating the employment law mine field requires the assistance of someone who truly understands the relevant laws and regulations and appreciates how they interact and overlap with one another. Our firm’s lawyers can serve as your employment law guide by:

• Drafting and reviewing employment and independent contractor agreements;
• Drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures;
• Providing advice on the requirements of employment laws, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Oregon Family Leave Act, and Oregon’s workers’ compensation laws;
• Representing employers and employees in employment disputes.

Land Use

lisa klemp
With experience representing property owners and developers in all of the intricacies of land use matters, including environmental and water concerns, We have developed an in-depth understanding of the central Oregon land use laws. We have also advised Central Oregon cities on land use matters and have provided training sessions on Oregon’s land use laws.

Please, contact us for all of your land use needs, including, but of course NOT limited to any of the following:

•Land Use Planning and Zoning Issues
•Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance
•Condemnation, Eminent Domain
•Partition
•Subdivision
•Boundary Line Adjustment
•Deeds: Statutory Warranty, Quit Claim, Deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, bargain and sale deed, trust deed, etc.
•Easements: for wells, access, irrigation, utility, prescriptive, permissive, etc.
•Agreements: for maintenance, use, access, etc.
•Adverse Possession
•And More...

Family Law

Alison Emerson
Steve Bryant
There are few areas of the law that are as personal as family law. Our firm’s lawyers have the knowledge, experience and compassion to help you through your most difficult family law matters. They can help you by:

• Handling divorces, spousal and child support arrangements, custody matters, and property divisions;
• Advising you on tax rules that may affect your divorce arrangements;
• Drafting and reviewing prenuptial and other marital planning agreements;
• Modifying support or custody arrangements in light of post-divorce changes in circumstances.
When negotiations break down and it comes time to pursue legal remedies, you need on your side a lawyer who is experienced, knowledgeable, hard-working and honest. Some particular issues with which our litigation team can help you include:

• Negotiating disputes before they ripen into lawsuits;
• Representing you in mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution settings,
• Drafting, reviewing and filing litigation documents,
• Assisting you with the discovery process,
• Preparing you for your day in court,
• Advocating on your behalf before magistrates, judges and juries, and
• Representing you in appellate and other post-trial matters.

Corporate Law

LONN tw johnston
Steve Bryant
Never before has it been so important to have an understanding of the legal environment in which your corporation operates. Our lawyers can assist you in learning not only what the law is, but how it applies to your business and affects your bottom line. Some specific tasks we handle in the corporate law arena include:

• Drafting, reviewing, amending and filing corporate documentation, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, service contracts, financing papers, stock certificates, and tax forms;
• Attending and providing guidance at corporate meetings;
• Assisting your corporation in responding to inquiries from the government and other regulatory agencies;
• Helping your corporation comply with applicable tax and securities laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley and various disclosure laws;
• Counseling your directors and officers on their legal obligations and rights.

Real Estate Law

Ron Bryant
Steve Bryant
LONN tw johnston
lisa klemp
Central Oregon has a dynamic real estate market. What was once an area of wide open fields and ranches is fast becoming a nationally-renowned recreational and residential hot spot. As a fixture in Central Oregon since 1905, our firm has seen the rises and falls of the local real estate market over the decades. It has also gained an understanding of the communities, people and businesses that call Central Oregon home. Our experience and understanding can help you navigate the local market and complete your real estate transactions quickly and confidently. Some specific real estate matters that our lawyers handle include:

• Drafting, reviewing and filing real estate purchase and sale documents;
• Drafting and reviewing residential and commercial leases;
• Providing advice and representation on real estate contract disputes;
• Explaining the environmental and regulatory requirements that affect real estate transactions;
• Drafting and evaluating condominium and property owners’ association documents;
• Handling real estate financing matters.

Estate Planning

Alison Emerson
Steve Bryant
Ron Bryant
Some of the most important decisions we make in life affect those who come after us as much as or more than they affect us. Specifically, our wills and estate planning team can help you by:

• Drafting and reviewing wills, trust documents, and other estate planning papers;
• Establishing trusts and other asset-distribution vehicles;
• Providing advice on the tax implications of various estate planning tools;
• Serving as an executor, executrix, trustee or conservator;
• Assisting you with living wills, health care powers of attorney and other advance directives;
• Informing you of your rights and responsibilities under a will or other estate planning document.

Personal Injury &
Wrongful Death

Dan Spencer
LONN tw johnston
Deaths and personal injuries caused by accidents and negligence can be devastating. Personal injury and wrongful death matters with which our firm can help you include:

• Handling settlement negotiations with individuals, insurance companies and other businesses;
• Representing you in mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution processes;
• Drafting, reviewing and filing legal complaints and other litigation papers;
• Assisting you with discovery matters, including making and responding to requests for information and documentation;
• Representing you in court and in appellate proceedings.
As anyone who has ever hired an employee knows, the laws that apply to Oregon employers are voluminous and complex. There are laws affecting wages, laws affecting time off, laws affecting hiring practices, laws affecting employee insurance and taxes, and laws affecting almost every other aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Navigating the employment law mine field requires the assistance of someone who truly understands the relevant laws and regulations and appreciates how they interact and overlap with one another. Our firm’s lawyers can serve as your employment law guide by:

• Drafting and reviewing employment and independent contractor agreements;
• Drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures;
• Providing advice on the requirements of employment laws, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Oregon Family Leave Act, and Oregon’s workers’ compensation laws;
• Representing employers and employees in employment disputes.

Land Use

lisa klemp
With experience representing property owners and developers in all of the intricacies of land use matters, including environmental and water concerns, We have developed an in-depth understanding of the central Oregon land use laws. We have also advised Central Oregon cities on land use matters and have provided training sessions on Oregon’s land use laws.

Please, contact us for all of your land use needs, including, but of course NOT limited to any of the following:

•Land Use Planning and Zoning Issues
•Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance
•Condemnation, Eminent Domain
•Partition
•Subdivision
•Boundary Line Adjustment
•Deeds: Statutory Warranty, Quit Claim, Deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, bargain and sale deed, trust deed, etc.
•Easements: for wells, access, irrigation, utility, prescriptive, permissive, etc.
•Agreements: for maintenance, use, access, etc.
•Adverse Possession
•And More...

personal injury, litigation and family law. land use and employment law.

Yeah, we have your back.

personal injury, litigation and family law. land use and employment law.

Yeah, we have your back.

our address

888 SW EVERGREEN AVE
REDMOND, OREGON 97756
541.548.2151



frequently asked questions


our address

888 SW EVERGREEN AVE
REDMOND, OREGON 97756
541.548.2151



frequently asked questions