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The SBLC relies on the generosity of our sponsors. Community Leadership Partners give $10,000 or more a year. Community Supporting Partners give $5,000 or more a year. Enterprise Associates give $1,000 or more a year. We thank all of our sponsors for their continued support.

SBLC Sponsors

Community Leadership Partners

$10,000 per year or more

  • City of Portland
    Mayor Ted Wheeler and the City Commissioners enthusiastically supported the Small Legal Business Clinic as an important resource for Portland’s small business community. The City of Portland has been a huge supporter of the SBLC and our mission since 2006.
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
  • Oregon Law Foundation
    The Oregon Law Foundation supports access to justice by obtaining and distributing funds to provide legal services to persons of lesser means. Their generous grant allowed the Small Business Legal Clinic to support low-income non-traditional business owners and their dreams of economic empowerment.
  • Prosper Portland
    Prosper Portland’s mission is to bring together resources to achieve Portland’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, and quality jobs and housing for all.
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
    The second largest law firm in Oregon, Schwabe played a leadership role in helping to establish the SBLC. Schwabe’s continued support for the clinic illustrates their commitment to the goals of the SBLC.
  • Stoel Rives
    Stoel Rives has a one hundred year tradition of being a leader in Portland’s legal community. Providing the SBLC with major funding, as well as pro bono legal assistance, has enabled us to thrive.

Community Supporting Partners

$5,000-$9,999 per year

  • KeyBank Foundation
    As a financial institution, we have the fiscal expertise to help communities and individuals prosper. As a corporate neighbor, we have the dedication and concern to help them achieve their goals and to become economically self-sufficient in the process. Enhancing economic self-sufficiency involves two main thrusts – workforce development and financial education. The Key Foundation now focuses its grant dollars to worthwhile projects in these two areas. To a lesser degree, we support organizations that enhance diversity in Key communities.
  • Steven Goebel, J.D.
    Former Director of Business Law Programs, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • U.S. Bancorp Foundation
    The U.S. Bancorp Foundation provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in our priority areas of education, affordable housing and economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment. Total charitable contributions from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation reached nearly $21.4 million in 2010.

Enterprise Associates

$1,000 - $4,999 per year

  • Casa Bonita, LLC
    Casa Bonita, LLC is an SBLC success story. The family-owned business has grown exponentially since they initial sought services from the SBLC eight years ago. They specialize in residential design and remodeling.
  • Columbia Bank
    Wherever you’re headed, Columbia Bank has the people and resources to help get you there. It starts with “hello.” We never forget a name or a face. Real human beings answer our phones. And our commitment to providing all the services required to help build strong Northwest communities is firmly rooted in our DNA.
  • Intel Corporation
    Every month since the summer of 2007 at least one attorney from Intel Corporation has volunteered through the SBLC’s Pro Bono Project. In addition to helping out our clients, Intel has generously donated $10 per every hour volunteered. 
  • John and Susan Bates
    Mr. Bates has been Chairman and CEO of Bates Private Capital and Bates Private Capital Advisors from 1988 to 2005. Presently he is the CEO of Oswego Partners, Inc, a financial holding company. Mr. Bates was a senior officer of a major New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) firm. He has served as a litigation consultant and expert witness to most major NYSE brokerage firms, and the Enforcement Division of the NYSE. Mr. Bates served as Associate Professor of Finance at Lewis & Clark College from 1975- 1981, and Adjunct Professor of Finance from 1985-1986. Mr. Bates graduated from Oregon State University in 1956 with a B.S. in Finance. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon in 1967. Mr. Bates and his wife, Susan, reside in Portland.
  • Perkins Coie
    Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm offering a full spectrum of legal services. With nearly 700 lawyers in 15 offices across the United States and in China, the firm serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100. Perkins Coie attorneys volunteer monthly to help SBLC clients with transactional legal questions.
  • Tonkon Torp, LLP
    One of the largest firms in the Northwest, Tonkon Torp saw the vision of the SBLC. The firm was the first to invest in the SBLC, and took the lead in encouraging other major Portland firms to join them.