Archives: Practice Areas

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Business & Family Immigration

Business Immigration Black Helterline’s immigration lawyers specialize in working with businesses and foreign workers to secure the most appropriate nonimmigrant visa status for foreign employees. Our lawyers have successfully filed countless petitions for temporary work authorization and visas, including those for H-1B specialty occupations, L-1A and L-1B intracompany transferees, E-1 and E-2 treaty investors and… read more

Estate Planning

Black Helterline LLP specializes in transmission of wealth for individuals, families and closely held businesses. The firm’s goal is to plan and implement the client’s wealth transfer objectives with the least overall cost and complication. The firm is adept in using all available techniques (e.g., revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained income trusts, educational… read more


Black Helterline LLP specializes in representing clients with taxation problems of all types. The firm has the proven ability to successfully represent clients in this area whether the matter is planning a transaction for the desired taxation results or litigating a tax dispute between the client and a revenue agency. Black Helterline has helped clients… read more

Land Use, Environmental and Construction

Black Helterline LLP represents private developers and public agencies in all areas of land use. The firm has extensive experience with a broad range of real estate transactions and financing. These include acquisitions, options and sales, and leasing of developable land, as well as structuring business entities to fulfill developers’ financing and tax objectives, including… read more

Real Estate Transactions and Financing

A significant component of Black Helterline’s practice involves commercial real estate transactions for multifamily, retail, commercial, mixed use and industrial properties. We provide resources, counseling, negotiation and documentation for letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, ground leases, subordinations, options, and similar transactions in Oregon, Washington and California. These activities include support of… read more

Mergers & Acquisitions

Black Helterline LLP has an active merger and acquisition practice. The firm has the ability to comprehensively address the corporate, antitrust, tax, securities, real estate, environmental, regulatory, employee benefit and litigation issues which are part of structuring and implementing mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, divestitures and leveraged buyouts. Black Helterline has active relationships with the local… read more

Intellectual Property

Black Helterline LLP provides its business clients with comprehensive assistance in protecting and licensing their intellectual property. Our lawyers advise clients on copyright, trademark, trade secret protection and domestic and international licensing and distribution issues. The firm has significant experience in assisting manufacturing and high-tech companies with establishing and operating foreign operations and offices and… read more

Trust and Estate Litigation

Our People and Our Clients Black Helterline’s Trust and Estate Litigation Practice Group specializes in the growing and sometimes complex field of probate, trust, and estate dispute resolution. We represent trustees, guardians, conservators, personal representatives, beneficiaries, heirs, and other interested parties in a wide variety of disputes regarding trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, trust and… read more


Black Helterline’s debtor/creditor bankruptcy attorneys have experience in creditor litigation involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, cash collateral orders, setoffs, recoupment, nondischargeable debts, adequate protection and collateral valuation, administrative priority petitions, automatic stay litigation, claim preparation and valuations, objections to disclosure statements and plans of reorganization, and cramdown litigation by secured creditors. The firm assists clients with… read more


Complying with laws which impact the workplace can be challenging due to constant changes, increased technicalities, and the sharp increase in employment-related litigation. Our Employment Practice Group supports our clients by: providing practical, successful solutions to problems; keeping them informed of developments that will affect them; helping them incorporate best practices into their workplace policies… read more