Dunn Carney Adds Two Experienced Attorneys

Dunn Carney strengthened its Business and Litigation teams with the recent addition of veteran attorneys Joseph Carlisle and Marjorie Elken.

Carlisle is an experienced business litigator who regularly represents clients in state and federal courts. His practice is focused on business and property disputes, as well as emerging businesses, small business transactions, leases and business advice.

Elken has more than 15 years of experience delivering legal counsel to business owners. She advises companies, both small and large, through every stage of their business life cycles.

“We are excited and fortunate to have two successful and experienced attorneys join our team,” said Dunn Carney Managing Partner Jon Bennett. “These additions will improve our depth and breadth in the practice areas of corporate law and litigation. We also know that Margie and Joe will contribute seamlessly to our established firm culture.”

Carlisle’s diverse background includes representing clients in business disputes, real estate matters, healthcare matters, breach of contract and fraud claims, and anti-trust and RICO litigation. He has successfully defeated anti-trust, securities fraud, Stark law, Medicare fraud and Qui-Tam claims. He also represents veterinary clients throughout Oregon and Washington.

Elken regularly advises businesses on formation, negotiation of contracts and leases, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, federal and state regulatory compliance, financing transactions and business exit strategies. She has worked both in and with local government and the insurance industry – two entities that businesses often have to face.

About Dunn Carney

Founded in 1930, Dunn Carney is one of Oregon’s largest law firms, with experienced lawyers offering practical legal solutions in areas including real estate law, business law, litigation and estate planning and administration. From offices in Portland and Salem, Dunn Carney attorneys advise clients in industries including real estate, construction, agriculture, hospitality, healthcare and insurance.