Anne E. Koch

Direct Dial: 503.517.8117
Direct Fax: 503.273.9135
Email: aek@wysekadish.com
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Area of Practice:

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • General Legal Counsel for Closely-Held Businesses
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning

Education:

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., Pro Bono Honors Program, 2001
Skidmore College, B.A., cum laude, 1994

Admitted to Practice

Oregon
Washington

Anne E. Koch assists small businesses with general counsel and a wide variety of transactions, from the start-up stage of a company, to helping with growth and operations, to business purchases and sales. Anne primarily works with the creative industry (designers, IT, agencies, and artists), the entertainment industry (performance venues, event planners, and festivals), and the food and beverage industry (bars, restaurants, food carts, wineries, and distilleries). Anne also represents professional service firms. Anne values her long-term relationships with her clients, and strives to provide practical, thorough, and personalized legal services. As a musician, Anne is committed to supporting the arts community through her volunteer and pro bono work.

Emphasis:
Contract drafting, negotiation, and disputes
Business purchases and sales
Business formation
Changes in ownership, business structure
Business succession and estate planning
Trademark and Copyright advice, protection, and enforcement
Intellectual Property licensing
Employment contracts and advice

Professional Recognition

    • Rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named a “Rising Star” in Superlawyers Magazine 2009-2011

 

Professional Organizations

  • Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    • Current Board Member
    • Past Board President
    • Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • Multnomah Bar Association
    • Mentor
    • YLS Board of Directors, Past Member
    • YLS Membership Committee, Past Chair
  • Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section, Past Chair
  • Oregon Women Lawyers

 

Community Activities:
Anne is a board member of the Independent Venue Coalition. She also provides pro bono legal services to several local non-profits, including The Red Door Project, Innovation Law Lab, and Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Anne served on the board of the local music festival MusicFestNW from 2006-2014 and served as the pro bono attorney for the Portland Film Festival from 2013-2016.

In Memoriam

Flory

Laney

We are saddened to share the loss of our friend and colleague Flory Laney. Flory passed away on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Flory was an integral and much-loved member of the Wyse Kadish family for over 35 years. She will be dearly missed by everyone at Wyse Kadish.