“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

— Mark Twain

Beverage Producers:

From breweries, wineries, distilleries, to kombucha, tea, and coffee, we represent all types of beverage producers, through all aspects of their business, including acquisitions, licensing, real estate, compliance, and disputes. Partner with us for a thriving future in the beverage industry.




Gottlieb Law represents all sorts of hospitality providers, from restaurants, bars, caterers, night clubs, to event venues, hotels, resorts, short term rentals, and private clubs, on all types of matters, from purchases and sales, to entity formation, partnership agreements, leasing, real estate acquisition and development, alcohol licensing, and vendor contracts--we can provide experienced legal advice on any aspect of your business.


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Small Business:

Empower your small business with our dedicated legal support. From entity formation, business acquisition, contracts to compliance, we tailor solutions for your success. Partner with us to navigate legal complexities, allowing you to focus on growing your business. Your vision, our legal expertise.

  • Formation of LLCs and corporations
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Partnership agreements
  • Start-up financing
  • Leasing
  • Contracts
  • Guidance through challenging situations
Real Estate:

We are experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions for your business:

  • acquisition, disposition, financing, syndications, exchanges, due diligence
  • formation of REITs, LLCs, partnership agreements, real estate funds, mortgage funds
  • representing landlords in leasing and asset protection
  • representing lenders on hard money lending
  • representing construction contractors-licensing, compliance, and contracting
  • representing property owners/tenants in insurance claims
  • real estate broker and property manager licensing and compliance

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Michael B. Gottlieb

Principal Attorney

Michael Gottlieb is an experienced business law attorney. His practice focuses on business law, corporate counsel, business start-ups, business purchases and sales, entrepreneur's issues, and real estate transactions. Michael is experienced in licensing compliance, including alcohol (beer, wine, and liquor), mortgage lending, mortgage servicing, consumer lending, and real estate brokers and agents, across all 50 states.

Small businesses face a variety of legal challenges, and Michael has experience and knowledge to guide his clients. From entity formation, agreements with co-owners and investors, coordination with lenders, and drafting contracts for employment, independent contractors, and customers, to regulatory compliance, coordination with tax professionals, licensing, and litigation, he can assist a small business on all legal matters.

Michael is a member of the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar. He obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, with a Certificate in Business Law, from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.

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Matthew Bonds

Associate Attorney

As an associate attorney, Matthew’s multi-faceted areas of practice include contractual and licensing work within the alcohol industry, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Gottlieb Law, Matthew worked in the legal department at Nike, Inc., where he specialized in intellectual property.

Matthew holds a J.D. from New York Law School, where he was a member of the student government, and the President of the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association. He is admitted to practice in both Oregon and New York.

Prior to law school, Matthew worked in the legal industry, assisting disabled tenants. He attended Hunter College in New York, NY.

Matthew is a native New Yorker, and a relatively recent Oregon transplant. In his free time, Matthew enjoys immersing himself in everything Oregon has to offer, including rooting for the Timbers, cycling, skiing, and camping with his Aussie Corgi mix, Toby.

New York

Law School
New York Law School, J.D.

Hunter College

Gottlieb Law | Attorneys at Law
PO Box 209, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Call us for a telephone consultation at (971) 441-0140
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