Brian Riske represents closely held businesses, their owners, and their family members. He firmly believes in the lawyer’s distinctive role as an indispensable member of each client’s strategic team of advisors, offering holistic guidance, and fostering collaboration with other professionals to achieve success.

Brian’s legal practice centers on general corporate law, contract law, and mergers & acquisitions, with particular focus on advising business owners considering transitioning ownership to key employees or family members. He also crafts tailored estate planning solutions to meet the distinctive needs of business owners and assists with executive compensation and intellectual property matters.

Before pursuing his legal career, Brian gained valuable experience working for numerous small and medium-sized companies within the agricultural and manufacturing industries. He credits this background for his ability to bring a practical, solution-oriented approach to complex legal issues.

Brian was selected for the Rising Star for Business Corporate Law list by Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington


  • Portland State University, B.S. (2008)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. (2015)