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Vincent Sliwoski

Vincent Sliwoski

Vince is a business lawyer, problem solver and dealmaker. His clients run the gamut from individual investors and entrepreneurs to widely held domestic and international corporations. He is the managing attorney of our Portland office and he was recently again named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of eligible Oregon attorneys.

Vince pushes for efficient and optimal client results in every transaction. He has particular expertise in business/corporate, commercial real estate and intellectual property law, and he is a leading practitioner in Oregon’s rapidly-evolving cannabis industry. Vince’s analysis and advice is guided by a heightened awareness of all possible outcomes: in his litigating days, he tried cases in four Oregon counties and conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Vince graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School, where he now teaches Cannabis Law & Policy as an adjunct professor (he also publishes our law firm’s award-winning Canna Law Blog). In his student days, Vince was inducted into the Cornelius Honor Society for scholarship, leadership and service. He was also champion of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Mid-Atlantic Competition and won best U.S. Brief in 2009.

Before practicing law, Vince lived in Japan and worked and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas— including 2,000 miles by canoe through the Canadian arctic. He is fluent in Spanish and he speaks basic Japanese. While living in New York City, Vince worked with a boutique IT firm supporting Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and other artists.

Vince actively supports Oregon’s creative and non-profit cultures: he serves as general counsel to some of the state’s signature events, including the Pickathon Music Festival and the Waterfront Blues Festival. He is a former columnist for the Portland Mercury and past President of the Hollywood Theatre’s Board of Directors.

On weekends, Vince enjoys exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family and friends.

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December 18, 2020

Weed in the House!

The House passed a Weed Bill but Marijuana is not legal under federal law... yet. Vincent Sliwoski from Harris Bricken explains.