Practice Areas

Civil & Business Litigation
The litigation department at Merrill O’Sullivan handles a broad range of business, real estate, corporate and commercial issues, including: contract disputes, construction litigation, business torts, employment matters, real estate litigation, probate matters, fraud, family matters, property issues, collections, debtor and creditor rights, and corporate and partnership disputes. More…

Business & Corporate Law
Merrill O’Sullivan’s business and corporate practice emphasizes the structuring, negotiation, documentation and implementation of all types of business transactions, encompassing the organization and operation of business entities, employee compensation matters, and the tax implications of various business transactions. More…

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate Administration
Our estate planning and tax attorneys provide full service estate plans that are tailored to meet our clients’ needs, whether that be tax planning or assistance in planning for the effective and efficient transfer of their property during their lives or after death. More…

Family Law & Domestic Relations
We handle marital dissolutions, custody disputes, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, marital settlement agreements, contempt issues, custody and parenting time issues, domestic violence and abuse issues, Family Abuse Prevention Act issues, grandparents’ rights, and paternity issues. More…

Arbitration & Mediation
We have substantial experience in the skill and strategy of representing a case at mediation or arbitration. Our attorneys are some of the most respected in the entire state of Oregon for our skill, knowledge and expertise as both court appointed and private arbitrators and mediators. More…

Real Estate Transactions
We represent clients regarding all areas of real estate law, whether it be large or small real estate developers in all aspects of their development activities, lenders, banks, landlords, tenants, individual owners, and managers of office, commercial and industrial properties. More…

Land Use
Merrill O’Sullivan’s land use practice handles a wide range of land use and development related issues, from individual homeowners looking to make the most out of their real property, to developers needing assistance with complex development and real property issues. Our land use practice can assist property owners and developers with their residential, commercial, and individual land use needs. More specifically, the land use practice at Merrill O’Sullivan can assist with permitting, subdividing and partitioning; allowable use review; hearings and appeals; land use dispute resolution; and long-term planning. We can also assist local governments and special districts with their land use needs.

Employment Law
We have extensive experience regarding employee hiring and firing, drafting employee handbooks, employment contracts, severance agreements, addressing issues involving vacation time, sick leave, family leave, workplace privacy, overtime, and wage and hour issues, whether such issues are dealt with privately or in front of Federal, State or administrative tribunals.More…

Construction Law
Merrill O’ Sullivan handles all phases of the construction process and associated legal advice – from business formation, drafting contracts, dealing with bids and bonding, liens, bonds and retainage claims, OSHA claims, lien foreclosures, construction disputes, general contractor disputes, subcontractor disputes, mechanic lien claims, and construction defect lawsuits. More…

Adoptions
We provide adoption services in the following areas: Independent Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Foreign Re-Adoptions, Stepparent Adoptions. More…