Jacob Shwartz

Jacob Shwartz

Jacob provides his clients with practical and straightforward business law advice, informed not only by his legal training and education, but also by his varied career and interests.

Practice Areas

  • Business Practices and Formation
  • Corporate Growth and Governance
  • Contracts
  • Energy


While practicing general business law, Jacob specializes in technology, software, and energy industry related legal issues. Prior to law school he helped small businesses license innovative technologies and secure grants for early stage research. Jacob has also worked for a Fortune 100 company where he helped to implement an enterprise-wide software system. Most recently he worked as an in-house attorney at an energy non-profit, where he negotiated contractual relationships with national retailers and manufacturers, regional energy stakeholders, and program implementers.

Jacob has many hobbies outside of the law, including teaching himself programming and software development. You can also find him in the mountains riding his bike, climbing, and skiing. Jacob lives in Portland with his wife, dog, and cat.

    • Board Member, Southeast Portland Tool Library (2016 – Present)
    • Member, Multnomah Bar Association YLS Pro Bono Committee (2013 – 2015)

      • Oregon State Courts
      • University of Oregon School of Law – J.D., 2013
      • Skidmore College – B.S., Government, 2008

Seattle | 206.492.7531
Portland | 503.802.5533