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Ryan Kaiser is a no-nonsense civil trial lawyer who competes to win.  For the past 17 years, Ryan has helped his clients when they need him most, resolving high-conflict and complex disputes with confidence, skill, and insight.  His diverse litigation experience includes a special focus on business disputes, defamation, unlawful employment practices, trust and estate mismanagement, and real property disputes.  Broken Top Law is based in Bend, Oregon, and represents both businesses and individuals in Oregon courts and in private arbitration.

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Business Litigation


Every business encounters legal issues.  Successful businesses rely on the right lawyer to handle those issues.  From shareholder oppression to breach of contract, Broken Top Law helps clients resolve their business disputes efficiently and effectively, tailoring the litigation strategy to the unique needs of each case.  Broken Top Law helps clients resolve business disputes of all sizes and varieties, including breach of contract, employment, business dissolutions, valuations and buyouts, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, debtor and creditor disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, and corporate and partnership disputes.


Have you reached a roadblock while developing your property? Is a neighbor encroaching on your land?  Has a buyer or seller refused to honor a real estate contract?  From boundary disputes to specific performance, real estate disputes can quickly lead to complex legal issues.  Broken Top Law litigates a wide range of land and real estate matters, including enforcement of real estate contracts, title disputes, realtor negligence, encroachment and boundary line disputes, interference with easements, landlord-tenant disputes, HOA disputes, and adverse possession.


In a perfect world, all wills and trusts would be clearly drafted, interpreted and honored, all trusts would be implemented as written, the rights of beneficiaries and the wishes of decedents would be understood, and all parties would act in good faith.  Unfortunately, the administration of an estate frequently leads to disputes because of drafting ambiguities, distrust among beneficiaries, conflicts of interest, and influence over the decedent.  Broken Top Law represents families, heirs, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in a wide range of estate litigation matters, including actions to contest wills and trusts, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and will and trust enforcement actions.


Disputes are a part of doing business, but resolving them does not always require the expense and distraction associated with litigation.  Alternative dispute resolution can be a useful tool for resolving disputes in a cost-effective and timely manner.  Broken Top Law routinely achieves favorable settlements for its clients through negotiations with opposing counsel and with the assistance of third-party mediators.


Broken Top Law meets with potential new clients by appointment only.  The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to provide information about your case, ask questions, and discuss legal strategies and potential outcomes.  Consultations are billed at $375 per hour with a one-hour minimum.

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