About Us


James F. Ambrose

 

 

Jim serves as general counsel and tax counsel for many closely held companies in the areas of business formation, acquisitions, professional service contracts, financing, business succession planning and tax planning.  Jim has periodically been engaged as a speaker at local and statewide meetings regarding qualified retirement plans and taxation of fringe benefits.


A focus of Jim's practice is designing, implementing and consulting in the area of qualified pension and profit-sharing plans.  In that area of practice his expertise includes 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans, defined benefit plans, cross-tested and age-based retirement plans, welfare plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

RELATED PRACTICES

 

Employee Benefits

Mergers & Acquisitions

Entertainment

Tax

Hospitality


 

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

 

Oregon, 1979

California, 1980


 

 

EDUCATION

 

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1978, cum laude

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1975, cum laude


 

 

Professional Activities

 

Western Pension Conference


 

 

Professional Recognition

 

Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Employee Benefits Law by Woodward/White, 2001 - 2004, 2006 - present

 

Selected to "Oregon Super Lawyers" in ERISA category, as compiled by Thomson Reuters, 2006 - present

 

2013 Top Rated Attorneys in Oregon, as published by Portland Monthly magazine, August 2013

 

Named as one of "Portland's Best Lawyers" in Employee Benefits Law by Portland Monthly