Joe Cerne takes a pragmatic approach to advising clients on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, and contract negotiations. READ MORE
As an active member of the vibrant Portland startup community, Joe advises founders in Oregon and beyond, guiding them through every stage of the business lifecycle. Joe's engagement in the startup ecosystem ensures that founders receive strategic and pragmatic counsel on legal frameworks, governance, and compliance to achieve their business objectives.
Joe’s real estate practice focuses on leasing, acquisitions, and financing for both businesses and individuals. He regularly counsels clients, including publicly traded companies, on securities regulations compliance. He advises lenders and borrowers with a variety of financing transactions, including commercial and asset-based lending.
Joe maintains an active pro bono practice and frequently assists small businesses with entity formation, general corporate matters, and contract review and negotiation.
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University of Oregon School of Law, Research Assistant (2017-2018)
Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Transportation and Public Construction, Summer Law Clerk (2016)
Lewis & Clark Law School, Small Business Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney (2019-Present)
Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center, Intake Coordinator (2015-2018)
Enumclaw High School, Football and Track Coach (2014-2015)
The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognizes 90 Lane Powell Attorneys
Fifteen Lane Powell Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in Oregon for 2022
"Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers®, Corporate (2022, 2024)
“Oregon Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, Business/Corporate (2022-2023)
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