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Kelly is a transactional lawyer who advises companies and individuals in business formations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate sales and purchases, commercial leases, financing transactions, and other commercial matters. He enjoys building long-term relationships and helping clients succeed.

Having practiced law for over 20 years, Kelly serves as general counsel for dozens of companies and has advised clients on hundreds of transactions. Most of his clients are privately held businesses and their owners, including real estate brokers, developers, private equity firms, marketing and other creative firms, accountants, lawyers, arts organizations, trucking operations, food and beverage retailers and wholesalers, and other dynamic companies. Kelly has particular experience with auto dealers acquiring, selling, and establishing dealerships across the United States.

His broad experience yields an approach that is practical, insightful, and focused on maximizing opportunities and solving problems. Kelly’s practice benefits from the knowledge of business concepts he acquired while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration.

Community Activities

  • Former Board Member, American Red Cross Cascades Region



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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Oregon, 1997
  • Washington, 2005


Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1997

  • Environmental Law Review Member
  • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

William & Mary Law School, Summer Program, 1995

  • Study Abroad Law Program, Madrid, Spain

University of Colorado, B.S., Business Administration, 1992

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