Michael B. Collins

Member of Oregon State Bar in good standing since 1980 – AV Rated (highest rating) Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
Pendleton High School, Pendleton, Oregon, 1971
Centre College of Kentucky, B.A., Government, 1975
Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Vermont Law Review, 1978-1980, Lead Notes Editor, 1979-1980

Public Service:
Budget committee, Pendleton School District, 1986-1988
Member, Pendleton School Board, 1988-1997, Chairman, 1995
Secretary-Treasurer, Oregon School Boards Association, 1989-1994
President, Oregon School Boards Association, 1995-1996
Past Member, Oregon Fair Dismissal Appeals Board
Past Member, Pendleton Convention Center Commission
Past Board Member, Pendleton Rotary Club

Areas of Practice:
Estate and Trust planning and litigation, including Wills, Trusts, and disability planning;
Real Estate and Agricultural Law, including sale documents (sales transactions successfully handled include multi-million dollar ranch and agribusiness sales), security documents, and foreclosures;
Business advice, planning and litigation, including formation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, and counsel for numerous farm clients, ranging from small farms to large dairy and irrigated farming operations; counsel for numerous local businesses; Selected domestic relations cases involving division of assets and spousal support (no custody or visitation); Personal injury;

Appeals (For a sampling, see Slusarenko v. Slusarenko, (2006), a will contest case; Seibel v. Layne & Bowler, 56 Or App 387, 641 P 2nd 668, rev den 293 Or 190 (1982) a UCC case ; and Doe v. Denny’s, (1997), an employment discrimination case.)

Contact Michael B. Collins:
Collins & Collins, LLP
326 SE 2nd Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: 541-276-3320

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