Partner David Boyer Recognized for Pro Bono Work with Small Business Clinic

David C. Boyer, real estate and business attorney in Portland, Oregon

Dunn Carney Partner David Boyer was named the Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic’s Attorney of the Year.

The SBLC provides business transactional legal services to low-income small businesses in Oregon. Boyer, a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, was one of 90 volunteer attorneys who assisted 130 businesses with more than 750 hours of legal services through the SBLC in 2020.  

“The pandemic has had an outsized impact on small businesses in the service industry. They are suffering from greatly reduced income and clients coming through their doors, but they still have to pay rent, employees and general overhead, all while laws in this area have changed dramatically,” Boyer says. “Many times, you can really have a big impact on a client in the SBLC program in the very first hour that you meet with them by empowering them with knowledge about current laws and leverage they hold in this market.”

Since opening its doors in 2006, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) has provided business transactional legal advice to more than 3,000 new and emerging businesses. Seventy-five percent of its clients are businesses owned by women, recent immigrants and people from communities of color.

Boyer joined Dunn Carney in 2015 and handles real estate and corporate matters. He focuses on working with closely held businesses and commercial real estate transactions. 

Click here to hear David talk about his pro bono work with SBLC.

Click here to learn more about the SBLC.