Creative
solutions
to complex legal issues.
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Creative
solutions
to complex legal issues.

LEGAL SERVICES

At Collins Rowan, LLP

We Provide

a full range of legal services.  Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing high quality, meticulous, legal representation to our clients in a wide variety of practice areas.  We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box to resolve legal issues for our clients thoroughly and efficiently and are committed to providing creative solutions to complex legal issues, emphasizing the following practice areas:

Automobile Dealership Law

The auto retail industry is rapidly changing in the face of new administrative regulations, evolving consumer trends, and vehicle technology advances.  As former corporate counsel for a Fortune 500 auto retailer that was rapidly growing, Matthew Rowan developed a deep understanding of the twenty-first century legal needs of retailers in the industry. Collins Rowan, LLP provides complete legal services to auto dealerships.
Our Services
  • Drafting and negotiating buy-sell agreements
  • Litigation and consumer complaint defense
  • Managing manufacturer relations
  • Business licensing
  • Franchise protests and protest defense
  • Dealership contract review
  • Marketing and advertising review

Business Planning

Whether you are starting your own business for the first time or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, navigating the legal requirements of creating and managing a company can be challenging.  Collins Rowan, LLP helps tailor new companies in a way that best meets its clients’ business goals while maintaining the legal protections afforded to its clients’ stakeholders under Oregon law.
Our Services
  • Drafting company organizational documents
  • Drafting and tracking state and local filings
  • Drafting employee handbook
  • Taking company meeting minutes
  • Negotiating vendor contracts and agreements
  • Managing franchisor-franchisee relationships

Commercial, Construction, Consumer, and Real Estate
Dispute Litigation

Civil litigation can be costly and complex.  Collins Rowan, LLP represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions involving contract disputes, the Uniform Commercial Code, consumer complaints, construction defects, real estate disputes, and torts as an advocate in court, arbitration, mediation, and administrative proceedings.
Our Services
  • Drafting demand letters and responses
  • Bringing and defending civil law suits in Federal and Oregon courts
  • Engaging in alternative dispute resolution
  • Drafting, filing, and arguing pre-trial motions with the court
  • Trial advocacy
  • Appeals

Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

It is one thing to be owed a debt, but it is quite another to collect on the obligation owing.  Collins Rowan, LLP represents secured and unsecured creditors in judicial and non-judicial collection actions against debtors.
Our Services
  • Garnishments
  • Debtor/creditor exams
  • Filing claims with the United States Trustee in a debtor’s bankruptcy
  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosures
  • Writs of replevin

Criminal Defense

Being investigated for and charged with a crime negatively impacts the daily lives of the accused. Collins Rowan, LLP defends individuals under criminal investigation and criminal defendants charged with crimes against all misdemeanor and felony charges brought by the State of Oregon.
Types of Cases
  • Misdemeanors
  • Measure 11 crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Felonies (including drug and violent crimes)
  • DUI / DWI
  • Traffic offenses
Our Services
  • Providing counsel to individuals under criminal investigation
  • Attending all court appearances
  • Drafting, filing, and arguing pre-trial motions with the court
  • Negotiating plea arrangements with the state district attorneys
  • Trial advocacy

DUI/DWI Defense

The criminal charge of driving under the influence carries with it criminal consequences as well as the prospect of having one’s driving license administratively suspended or revoked.  Collins Rowan, LLP understands the nuances of DUI defense law and represents clients in both criminal and administrative matters.
Our Services
  • Providing counsel to individuals under criminal investigation including counsel on the advisability of participating in standardized field sobriety tests and the “breath test”
  • Attending all court appearances
  • Attending all administrative proceedings relating to the suspension or revocation of an individuals’ driving privileges
  • Drafting, filing, and arguing pre-trial motions with the court
  • Negotiating plea arrangements with the state district attorneys
  • Trial advocacy

Expungements

Clear your record.  If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in your past, you may be eligible for a court order setting aside your arrest or conviction record. Most misdemeanors and Class C felonies may be expunged; Collins Rowan, LLP can assist.
Our Services
  • Providing counsel
  • Filing motions with court
  • Attending all court appearances

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Leasing real estate creates a landlord-tenant relationship that attaches certain rights and obligations to both landlords and tenants. Collins Rowan, LLP provides advice and counsel to landlords and tenants on the enforcement of such rights and obligations in circumstances when the tenancy breaks down.
Our Services
  • Landlord-tenant dispute resolution
  • Evictions (“FEDs”)

Juvenile Dependency & Termination of
Parental Rights Defense

At times, the State of Oregon’s Department of Human Services (“DHS”) may attempt to intervene in a familial relationship and possibly remove a child from his or her family.  Collins Rowan, LLP represents parents’ and children’s interests where the state seeks such intervention.
Our Services
  • Providing counsel to individuals that have been contacted by DHS
  • Drafting, filing, and arguing motions with the court
  • Attending all court appearances and hearings
  • Trial advocacy
  • Appeals

Family Law; Restraining & Stalking Orders

As time passes, families inevitably change and, at times, relationships breakdown. When differences become irreconcilable, Collins Rowan, LLP represents clients going through divorce and child custody proceedings with the primary aim of minimizing damage, cost, and emotional turmoil.
Our Services
  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
  • Dissolution of domestic partnership
  • Custody disputes
  • Parenting time
  • Child and spousal support
  • Restraining & stalking orders
  • Juvenile/DHS
  • Relocation of parent
  • Trial advocacy
  • Appeals

Mergers & Acquisitions

Business acquisitions and divestitures are complex. Sellers seek to obtain the most value from the sale of their companies; buyers see value in the companies they are purchasing and want to maximize the return on their investments. Whether the company is bought and sold through an asset or stock acquisition, all parties want to understand the risks associated with the transaction prior to, at, and following closing.  Collins Rowan, LLP can drive the transaction as counsel to buyers or sellers, providing guidance on the legal risks involved while being cautious to not interfere with development of new business relationships.
Our Services
  • Drafting and negotiating buy-sell agreements
  • Managing and tracking due diligence
  • Preparing and reviewing definitive agreement schedules
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Entity formation
  • Managing third-party consents
  • Drafting and negotiating management and consultant agreements

Real Estate Transactions

Buying or leasing commercial and residential real property ties up financial resources for a long period of time and often requires financing. Real estate purchases can be slow as property moves through escrow and the buyer and seller conduct their pre-closing due diligence. Lease negotiations can become complex as the parties seek to establish clear landlord-tenant expectations.  Collins Rowan, LLP represents buyers and sellers in cash and financed commercial and residential real estate transactions and landlords and tenants in commercial and residential lease negotiations.
Our Services
  • Drafting and negotiating real estate purchase and sale agreements
  • Managing and tracking due diligence
  • Reviewing property surveys and title reports and clearing title encumbrances
  • Reviewing environmental reports including Phase Is and Phase IIs
  • Drafting easements
  • Drafting and reviewing deeds, commercial and residential leases, promissory notes, trust deeds, mortgage instruments

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Collins Rowan, LLP
2 North Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501