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Robert J. McGaughey

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Speaker at programs sponsored by the Oregon State Bar, OSB Professional Liability Fund, Northwest Securities Institute, Oregon Law Institute, Oregon Securities Regulation Section, Internal Revenue Service, Institute for Paralegal Education, Oregon Legal Secretaries Association, Lorman, National Business Institute and other organizations.

Linfield College, McMinnville: Oregon: Part-time Business Law Instructor, (2000-04)

Bassist College, Portland, Oregon: Part-time Business Law Instructor, (1989-96)

For 40 years, Bob McGaughey has focused his practice on representing clients in securities & investment lawsuits, business break-up litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, LLC member disputes and cases involving a breach of fiduciary duty.

Over the course of his legal career, Bob has built a reputation as one of the Pacific Northwest's leading trial attorneys. His reputation, along with the respect of his clients and his peers, has earned him a number of honors, including inclusion in Oregon Superlawyers and an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bob grew up in Cambridge, MA and moved to Oregon 40+ years ago. He enjoys travel, golf, film, reading and spending time with his family.

ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR

Bob has served as an arbitrator and/or mediator in more than 200 disputes through various organizations including the Arbitration Service of Portland, American Arbitration Association, the Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Program, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., the Multnomah County Circuit Court Arbitration Program, the Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Program and the National Futures Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1980
  • Washington, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Lowell Technological Institute
    • B.S.E.E. - 1971
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • M.A. - 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys, Best Lawyers in America

Books

OREGON CORPORATE LAW HANDBOOK (2018; 2013; 2006; 1999)
WASHINGTON CORPORATE LAW HANDBOOK (2000; 1993)
OREGON SECURITIES LAW HANDBOOK (PLF 1991)
UPDATE: OREGON SECURITIES LAW HANDBOOK (PLF 1988)
OREGON CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW (1988)OREGON SECURITIES LAW HANDBOOK (PLF 1985)
THE OREGON SECURITIES LAW HANDBOOK (1982)
Editor, MOTOR VEHICLES DIVISION HEARINGS (OSB CLE 1992)
“Oregon Securities Law,” 1 ADVISING OREGON BUSINESSES, Chap. 18 (OSB2017) (Earlier versions and supplements in 2007, 1997, 1994, 1989 & 1984) – all but the 1984 original Chapter with various co-authors

Articles

“Business Breakups: Terminating Ownership Interests in Closely Held Businesses” PLF In Brief (Sept 2019)

“Limited Liability Company Interests as Securities,” WSB Business Law (November 1994)

“Pitfalls in Incorporating an Existing Business,” Professional Liability Fund, In Brief(Fall 1992)

“Securities Law: An Update,” Professional Liability Fund, In Brief (Summer 1990)

“Notes As Securities,” Oregon Business Law Digest (Spring 1990)

“Issuing Securities To Employees: SEC Rule 701,” Oregon Business Law Digest (1989)

“Distributions To Shareholders,” Oregon Business Law Digest (1989)

“Avoiding An Undercapitalized Corporation,” Oregon Business Law Digest (1988)

“I Don’t Do Securities Law’: Think Again,” Professional Liability Fund, In Brief (Aug 1983)

Representative Cases

  • Prince v. Brydon, 764 P.2d 1370, 1988, Or., 1988153353
  • Computer Concepts, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan v. Brandt, 780 P.2d 249, 1989, Or.App., 1989145296
  • In re Conduct of Mettler, 748 P.2d 1010, 1988, Or., 1988011308

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Oregon State Bar
  • Speaker, OSB Professional Liability Fund
  • Speaker, Northwest Securities Institute
  • Speaker, Oregon Law Institute
  • Speaker, Oregon Securities Regulation Section
  • Speaker, Internal Revenue Service
  • Speaker, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Speaker, Oregon Legal Secretaries Association
  • Speaker, Lorman
  • Speaker, National Business Institute
  • Business Law Instructor, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 2000 to 2004
  • Business Law Instructor, Bassist College, Portland, Oregon, 1989 to 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OSB, Business Litigation Section , Chair, 1997 to 1998
  • OSB, Securities Regulation Section, Chair, 1994 to 1995
  • OSB, Securities Regulation Section, Executive Board, Member, 1989 to 1996
  • OSB, Business Litigation Section, Executive Board, Member, 1995 to 1999
  • OSB, House of Delegates, Delegate, 2011 to 2014
  • OSB, Securities Regulation Section, Task Force on Uniform Securities Act, Member, 2004 to 2006
  • OSB, Business Law Section, Task Force on Changes to Corporation Act, Member, 2001 to 2001
  • OSB, Business Law Section, Task Force on Close Corporations, Member, 1999 to 1999
  • OSB, Business Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 1993 to 1996
  • OSB, Business Law Section, Legislation (LLC) Committee, Member, 1995 to 1995
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, Member, 2006 to 2009
  • OSB, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 1989 to 1992
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 1994 to 1996
  • Northwest Securities Law Institute, Co-Chair, 1994 to 1994
  • Arbitration Service of Portland, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Program, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court Arbitration Program, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Oregon State Bar, Fee Arbitration Program, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • National Futures Association, Arbitrator/Mediator