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Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt, LLP provides legal services to individuals and businesses in Oregon, Washington, and throughout the country from its base in Salem, Oregon.

    Selecting the Right Entity Type for your Business: An Overview

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Committed to building trusting, long-term relationships that make a positive difference for our clients, the diverse talents of our members allow us to tailor creative solutions to fit each client’s situation. Our service is defined by our creativity, empathy, and results.

Remembering John D. Albert

John D. Albert, a Salem Attorney, died August 27, 2017 at the age of 66. John was born in Portland, Oregon on May 17, 1951. In 1982, he married Claudia Budlong and together they raised three children. John attended Lewis & Clark College and graduated with a B.S. in Political Science. In 1976, he graduated with a J.D. from the University of Oregon College of Law. His legal career first took him to the District Attorney’s office in Multnomah County. After brief positions in Klamath Falls and The Dalles, John took a position with the law firm of Churchill Leonard in 1981. In 1991, John and five other attorneys started the firm of Donaldson Albert Tweet Connolly Hanna & Muniz LLP. In 1997, John and Steve Tweet left to form Albert & Tweet, LLP. When Steve retired in 2014, John joined the firm of Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP. He was a valued member of the SSJH team, being “of counsel” and assisting other attorneys with his extensive legal expertise. John’s practice emphasized agricultural and creditors rights issues; and he was deeply involved in the Bankruptcy Bar. In 2011, he helped author a law which added contract protections for the Oregon grass seed growers. John had many interest outside the office, which include camping, hiking, fly-fishing, gardening, and cooking, just to name a few. John is survived by his Mother Pearl Wakefield; his wife Claudia; sons Stephen Albert, James (wife Kaycie Albert); daughter Jena (husband Alex Ellison); granddaughter Payton Ellison; as well as many relatives, friends, co-workers and colleagues. John will be deeply missed by all.

Recent Updates

    Selecting the Right Entity Type for your Business: An Overview

    Setting up a business is always a stressful process. To add to such stresses, there are numerous legal entities to choose from. You can be a sole proprietorship, a general partnership, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation. How do you decide? What factors should you take into…
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    Should My Land Sale Contract or Long-Term Lease Be Recorded?

    You are buying (or selling) a home (or business property), or you are entering into a long-term (for example, 50 years, 99 years) lease of property.  On such a sale, Oregon law requires that either the land sale contract or a memorandum of the contract must be recorded within 15 days after the signing of…
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    A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE JOBS ACT

    By now, whether you are an accountant, attorney, business owner, tax enthusiast, or simply an individual or business that files taxes, you have heard of the tax reform signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 — better known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Depending on who you talk to, the…
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    Buyer Beware: The Not So Great Deal of a Tax Foreclosure Sale

    Counties across Oregon are required to begin foreclosure proceedings if the oldest unpaid tax year is three or more years delinquent.  Following foreclosure, there is a two year redemption period during which certain interested parties may bring the account current.  At the end of the two years, if not brought current, the property is deeded…
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    Keep Your Estate Plan Up To Date

    TO DO LIST: Oil Change Dentist Appointment Take Fido for checkup Whether we think about it or not, most of us work off mental checklists to help us take care of those things in our lives that need occasional attention.  Here’s one thing you should add to your checklist: Review and update your estate plan.…
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