BUSINESS AND TAX

Practice Group Contacts

Randall Bateman
RBateman@BatemanSeidel.com
503.972.9930

Michael Chellis
MChellis@BatemanSeidel.com
503.972.9926

Kathleen Sieler
KSieler@BatemanSeidel.com
503.972.9928

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Senior tax lawyer Michael R. Chellis and senior business lawyer Randall B. Bateman have over the past 28 years represented a variety of business clients from small privately held entrepreneurships to some of the country’s largest publicly traded companies in sales and acquisitions of companies from $20,000 to $200,000,000. The businesses have included the acquisition or sale (and in some cases both) of the nation’s largest organic herbal farm, the west coast’s largest manufacturer of heating, ventilating and cooling equipment, a major hunting and outdoor supplier, two aggregate companies, an electrical contracting company, a paving and concrete company, an electrical connector company, a plastics fabrication company, sawmills, a landscaping company, a bagel company, a highline contractor, several restaurants, doctors, lawyers, dentists, commercial tire company and a host of other companies in many different fields. In addition to being licensed in Oregon and Washington, Mike and Randy maintain national affiliations that permit Bateman Seidel business lawyers to stay on top of cutting edge changes in the law and allow national collaboration with other top business lawyers.

Randall B. Bateman combines an active commercial real estate practice with his business practice, which gives him the unique ability to assist clients with real estate aspects of business transactions and business aspects of property transactions. In addition to being a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and having served as an arbitrator for the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Randy spent six years on the Board of the Portland Habilitation Center, one of the largest and most successful nonprofit employers of the disabled in the state of Oregon. His clients include Oil Can Henry’s, Unisource Manufacturing, Inc., the Coffman Companies, industrial park owners, a large timber company, sawmill owners, and a host of middle market companies involved in manufacturing, distribution, franchising, the retail trades, and financial services. Randy took the lead in the $183,500,000 acquisition of a silicon wafer fabrication facility in Gresham, Oregon. Randy’s business practice included representing one of North Dakota’s largest publicly traded companies in a series of business acquisitions in the state of Oregon, including two aggregate companies, a large electrical contractor, a pipeline contractor, a power line contractor, a paving company, and related assets. Until the time of sale, he served as counsel to one of the West Coast’s largest suppliers of cleanroom equipment and now serves as general outside counsel to a major industrial hose manufacturer and distributor, a regional excavation contractor, a regional restaurant equipment distributor, a national automotive quick lubrication company and franchisor, and a host of other local, regional, and national companies in matters in Oregon and Washington. Randy is nationally recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in America.

Kathleen S. Sieler works in the business and real estate departments and in the firm’s nationally recognized affordable housing department. Kathleen has developed special expertise in the areas of planned communities, condominium law, federal and state interstate land sales acts and the licensing of contractors and developers. She regularly works with Randy and Mike providing prompt and price-competitive legal service.

Sandy Newell provides paralegal support for both the business and the real estate departments. She maintains the minute books for more than 200 corporate and real estate clients, manages the flow of documents in complex transactions, and aids the departments in providing cost-effective service by the initial drafting of documents for review by the lawyers.

We are passionate about the law and passionate about the service we provide to our clients. You can reach each of us at our direct dial telephone and facsimile numbers as well as our e-mail addresses. We employ the latest technology to deliver prompt and price-competitive service. We return our calls promptly, and when we commit to a deadline -- we deliver!

We look forward to coming to work every day, getting to know our clients on a personal level, being active and contributing members to our community and to our families, and we try every day to remember that the law is first and foremost an honored profession and that our duty is to serve the needs of our clients.