Lisa D. Poplawski

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2164 |

Areas of Practice

Lisa Poplawski is a business attorney who focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and corporate governance. She advises on matters of general corporate law, including the formation of corporations, LLCs and other entities, capitalization and compliance transactions, contract negotiations, and various regulatory matters including Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance and premerger notification analysis. At Berkeley Law, Lisa received special accreditation for her focus in business law, which included counseling entrepreneurs enrolled in the Haas School of Business MBA program in startup venture organization and financing.

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
  • Cannabis
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations


  • “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 |