Elizabeth H. Kraus

Elizabeth H. Kraus

As a business attorney in Portland, Liz serves clients with day-to-day business and legal needs. She is an advocate for women-owned businesses – having served as CEO of her own business before becoming a lawyer.

Practice Areas

  • Business Practices and Formation
  • Emerging Business and Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Growth and Governance
  • Corporation Finance and Securities

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Liz helps her clients with the foundational aspects of starting and expanding a business, including entity formation, corporate governance, drafting and negotiating contracts, and providing general business advice.

Liz inherited the entrepreneurial bug passed down through generations of her family. Prior to pursuing a legal career, Liz helped start, develop, and obtain funding (including SBIR grants) for several biotech and drug development companies. As CEO of a pharmaceutical tool company, Liz gained first-hand experience navigating the challenges associated with managing and growing a start-up business. Liz uses this experience to evaluate legal matters from a broader perspective; incorporating logical and cost-effective legal solutions that advance the goals of early-stage and emerging growth companies.

In her spare time, Liz can be found running, skiing, mountain biking, or sitting at a coffee shop with her husband Joe.

  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division (2012)

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Committee Member, Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, The Link

  • Oregon State Courts
  • University of Oregon School of Law – J.D., 2011
  • Loyola University Chicago – B.S. (Honors) Anthropology, cum laude, 2004

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Seattle | 206.492.7531
Portland | 503.802.5533