Professional Biography

Neil Nathanson Partner

  • Portland

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR






  • Surprise! Interns are Likely Employees.
    As the summer quickly approaches, it’s the time of year that many employers consider hiring an intern for the summer.  Start-up companies may view this as an opportunity to hire students as “cheap” or “free” labor.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about unpaid interns.  The…
  • The Delaware Franchise Tax: Don’t Freak Out
    Within the next few weeks, corporations incorporated under the law of Delaware will receive ominous notices from their registered agents or the Delaware Divisions of Corporations advising such corporations of their annual obligation pay the their Delaware Franchise Tax. Save for “83(b) elections,” “scalability” and “valuation”, no…
  • Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing to grant work authorization to foreign entrepreneurs who raise substantial capital for companies they start. USCIS estimates some 3,000 foreign entrepreneurs may qualify annually. USCIS expects this new proposal to create jobs, facilitate research and development and increase innovation…
  • Content, Cost, User Experience Key to Future of AR and VR, New Survey Finds
    Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have taken major steps forward this year with the groundbreaking launch of Pokémon GO in July 2016 and the release of several VR headsets. As the startup world convenes in San Francisco this week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016, Perkins Coie…
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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1992
  • University of Michigan, M.S., Computer Science, 1984
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Economics and Computer Science,
    with high distinction
    , 1982