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.
Contract drafting, negotiation, and disputes
Business purchases and sales
Changes in ownership, business structure
Business succession planning
Trademark and Copyright advice, protection, and enforcement
Intellectual Property licensing
Employment contracts and advice
Rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
Named a “Rising Star” in Superlawyers Magazine 2009-2011
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Board President; Legal Clinic Volunteer
Multnomah Bar Association: MBA mentor; YLS Board of Directors, Past Member; YLS Membership Committee, Past Chair
Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section: Past Chair
Oregon Women Lawyers
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.
Area of law practiced: Intellectual Property Law, Business and Corporate Transactions, Employment Law