Portland Office

(503) 345-0652 Office
(503) 488-5972 Fax


1500 SW First Ave., Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97201

Chicago Office

(312) 765-7484 Office
(312) 626-2844 Fax


211 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60606

James Oberholtzer, Chartered Portland

Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. famously said "The life of law has not been logic, it has been experience."

Experience adds a knowledge of people to a knowledge of the law. This makes the difference between mediocre legal advice and great advice. Most lawyers either know or can find out what the law says. Good lawyers know the law and can apply it to a client's benefit. Great lawyers know the law, know people and apply both to a client's benefit. At James Oberholtzer, Chtd., we give great legal advice.

James Oberholtzer, Chtd. focuses on meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses, especially family owned or closely held businesses, trusts, and charitable organizations. The Firm's attorneys strive to provide affordable solutions uniquely suited to their clients' needs.

Philosophically, the Firm believes "it is a gift to be simple" and strives for the virtues of a simple solution with the rare exception where complexity serves an essential purpose.

James Oberholtzer, Chartered concentrates its practice in;