Lisa D. Poplawski

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2164 |

Areas of Practice

Lisa Poplawski is a business attorney who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and governance matters, as well as matters related to aviation law.

She provides guidance on corporate formation, capitalization and governance, and assists public, private and nonprofit businesses with all corporate needs. Lisa counsels family-owned businesses on short- and long-term exit planning and private equity sources, and represents clients in M&A activity nationally.

Her aviation practice comprises aircraft acquisition, disposition, operation, leasing and financing, as well assistance to public and private corporate flight departments domestically and abroad.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell, Summer Associate (2010)
  • Labor and Employment Team, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern (2009)
  • University of Oregon Economics Department and the Oregon Economic Forum, Research Assistant for Tim Duy (2007-2008)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Certificate of Specialization in Business Law
    • Traynor Competition, Berkeley Law Moot Court Team
    • Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Symposium Editor
    • Juvenile Hall Outreach
  • University of Oregon (B.S., summa cum laude, Economics, Journalism: Public Relations, 2008)
    • Dean’s List
    • Economics Departmental Honors
    • School of Journalism, Outstanding Female Journalist Nominee
    • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Vice President

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Business Transitions
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Finance and Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Transportation


  • “Tiny Venture, Big Success,” Oregon Business magazine, Quoted (May 2017)
  • “Online Contests: Make Them Effective by Simplifying the Mechanics,” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (April 2015)
  • “Business Organizations,” Oregon State Bar’s Oregon Statutory Time Limitations Guide (August 2014)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Outside General Counsel, Society of Settlement Planners
  • Treasurer, Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation Section
  • Member, Portland Art Museum Advancement Committee (2013-2015)
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Graduate, Business for Culture & the Arts, Art of Leadership Program

Lisa D. Poplawski

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2164 |