About Us

WHAT WE DO

WE’RE EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO WORKING WITH ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS.

WE HELP FOUNDERS FORM COMPANIES, RAISE MONEY, PROTECT VALUABLE TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS, AND MAKE THE RIGHT CONTRACT DECISIONS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS. WE ALSO HELP BUSINESS OWNERS GROW AND EVENTUALLY SELL OR TRANSFER THE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR BUSINESS.

OUR TEAM

Andrew Harris, Portland, Oregon lawyer

Andrew started the firm in 2013 and heads the firm's main office in Portland, Oregon.

Andrew Harris

Attorney
Anthony Cartee, Orange County, California lawyer

Based out of Southern California, Anthony serves primarily as trademark and litigation counsel for select clients of the firm.

Anthony Cartee

Attorney
Paul Mayo, JD in Portland, Oregon

Having joined the firm in 2014, Paul runs the firm's day-to-day technical and administrative operations.

Paul Mayo

Paralegal

Andrew Harris

Attorney

 

 

Andrew has been an attorney since 2005, and has worked in the legal industry since 2000. Prior to starting this firm, he worked for two years for a trial judge in Chicago, Illinois, and later worked in private practice for another five years for a national law firm that focused on securities litigation and regulation. As part of that practice, he counseled broker and broker-dealer clients on SEC, FINRA and other securities laws, and also served as outside in-house counsel to a number of smaller broker-dealer firms based on the West Coast.

 

Andrew developed his own niche practice in offering transactional legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping clients start up and expand their businesses, establish trademarks, draft contracts, and generally assisting those clients in many of the other legal issues that small businesses encounter on a daily basis. Knowing that numerous other businesses needed assistance with these types of legal services, he decided to focus his practice on this niche area and open up Northwest Corporate Law LLC in 2013.

 

Unlike many other business lawyers, Andrew has an in depth understanding of not only corporate law, but also complex securities laws. He also has started up and run an entirely separate company, and personally participated in the entire life cycle of that company — he formed, managed, and eventually sold part of it off.

 

 

Academics


J.D. 2005 Loyola University Chicago School of Law

B.A. 2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Additional Activities

 

Outside of work Andrew tries to spend as much time as possible being active outdoors, whether skiing in the winter, hiking and camping in the summer, and generally being an avid runner year round. He is a product tester for Nike running shoes.

 

Andrew has served on the board of a local nonprofit that offers water relief services in Ghana, and, during 2011-2012, served as a volunteer through Catholic Charities’ Portland refugee resettlement program, through which he taught English courses to a refugee family from Myanmar.

 

Through the firm, he also sponsors the NW Corporate Law Scholarship to help law students offset some of the costs associated with law school.

Anthony Cartee

Attorney / Of Counsel

 

Anthony has practiced law since 2005 when he and Andrew worked the trial courts in Chicago together.  In 2007, Anthony moved home to California and joined a “lifestyle” firm focused on business and intellectual property litigation. Learning that “lifestyle” translated to maintaining the partners’ lifestyle, Anthony set up his own practice a year later concentrating on trademarks, copyrights, and IP litigation specifically aimed at small, growing businesses that were traditionally priced out of hiring effective counsel.

 

Anthony serves as litigation and trademark counsel for Northwest Corporate Law.  Like many of this firm’s clientele, Anthony runs a small shop with a national footprint.  He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of both California and Illinois, and has appeared pro hac vice in litigation matters in Kansas and Tennessee.  Anthony has represented clients in various Trademark Trial Appeal Board matters and has advised clients on international business disputes involving companies in Germany, Japan, and the Ukraine.   Anthony has advised clients and filed trademarks spanning three continents, and he remains an active member of the International Trademark Association.

 

 

Academics

 

J.D. 2005 Loyola University Chicago School of Law

M.P.W. 2002 University of Southern California

B.A. 1999 California State University, Dominguez Hills

 

 

Additional Activities

 

Anthony holds a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California, so he continues to look for ways to combine his professional practice with creative individuals and innovative organizations. Anthony serves on the board of directors for the Vietnamese-American Arts and Letters Association, hosts of the annual Viet Film Fest in Southern California.

 

When he is not working, Anthony can usually be found chaperoning his three children around to their numerous and never-ending activities.  At the end of the day, Anthony loves nothing more than to enjoy a glass of wine and some conversation with his wife, family and friends.

Paul Mayo

Business Development Associate / Paralegal

 

 

With several years of experience working in the fields of public policy, governmental affairs, commercial litigation and intellectual property, Paul has taken on multiple entrepreneurial endeavors, and knows first-hand about the problematic and rewarding nature of starting and developing small businesses. Having earned a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Business Transactions and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a concentration in Economics, Paul is uniquely positioned to assist the firm.


With a keen eye for detail, Paul’s position with the firm includes working under the direction of our legal team in drafting documents, corresponding with clients, researching legal matters, keeping track of deadlines, relevant statutes and protocols, from the unique perspective of someone with both a legal and entrepreneurial background.

 

 

Academics


J.D. 2009 Thomas M. Cooley Law School

B.A. 2004 Michigan State University

 

 

Additional Activities

 

Paul spends as much time as possible outside of the office riding his road bike in the hills around Portland. He is an outdoor enthusiast and also enjoys the Pacific Northwest’s many opportunities for hiking, backpacking, skiing and gardening.


He has been involved in multiple start-up endeavors, including designing, building and operating a handmade wood-fired brick-oven mobile pizza kitchen featuring Neapolitan-style pizza.

WE’RE DIFFERENT

 

WE’RE LOCAL, FOCUSED ON OUR CORE CLIENTELE, AND KNOW STARTUPS

We teach you how to properly start, and operate, your company

 

Our clients really like working with us (gasp!)

 

We explain everything in plain English

 

We answer all of your questions

 

We’re highly-rated

Northwest Corporate Law LLC is highly rated by clients
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