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Daniel DiCicco

Daniel DiCicco

Business Litigation and Counsel in Southeast Portland
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Criminal Law...
  • Oregon
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Daniel DiCicco is a Portland Business Attorney providing full-service legal support including Litigation and Transactional work. Contracts, Business Formation, Capital Raises, and Litigation.

Every successful business will one day face the reality that relationships can go south in a hurry. Partnerships dissolve, employees become disgruntled, vendors can cheat you, and contracts can go unfulfilled. And of course, there are always people out there looking to make a quick buck by filing a bogus law suit against your company.

When that happens, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and energy to defend your business and to proactively pursue and enforce your rights. Daniel DiCicco is a respected and skilled trial attorney with extensive business litigation experience. His software engineering background gives him unique insight into advising technology companies, but he is just as comfortable representing your Mom & Pop business as he is representing your tech start-up.

We offer fair and competitive rates and always offer free consultations. We're eager to learn about your business and your goals. If you need to file or defend a lawsuit, then we are the fighters you're looking for to ensure the continued stable operation of your business. We can meet you on short notice. Just pick up the phone and give us a ring.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our base rate for legal work is $250 per hour. If your business is facing a lengthy legal dispute then we can work with you on a bulk rate that will allow us to see the case through to the end.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
The DiCicco Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Representing businesses and individuals with serious civil and criminal disputes
CLS Prosecutor
Multnomah County District Attorney
Prosecution internship.
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
National Mock Trial Team Student Government
Georgetown University
B.S. (2004) | Computer Science, Criminal Forensics
Integrated Engineering and Law Program
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 073730
Websites & Blogs
DiCicco Legal Website
Oregon Technology Litigation Consulting
Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. Hi, this question is regarding member capital contributions vs profit distributions and what is profit? (In Oregon).
A: You need an operating agreement to define these terms immediately. Without an agreement, you have no good way to resolve disputes, add or remove members, track profit shares, etc. You need everyone to come together on this. Frankly you should not be investing money into any company where your rights to the money and profits are not clearly defined in a written document.
Q. Simple JV agreement? or not.
A: I don't think you have a simple option. Let's put it like this - when a real possibility exists that an investor's entire investment can evaporate, and then that eventuality comes to pass - people get mad. They start thinking of where things went wrong and while they may have seemed cool with it up front, when they still had all of their money, they may not be feeling so cool and calm about it after the fact. This is where a proper, well-thought-out contract comes into play. What duties do the partners to this venture have? What is the exit scenario? There are so many considerations when creating a business fueled by investment funds that it would be unwise to try and make a DIY contract.
Q. Can I legally use a personal type (non-business) bank account to pay my business bills and make deposits into?
A: There is no legal requirement per se. Do you have a legal business entity like an LLC? If you do have an LLC then and you have concerns that perhaps one day you could be involved in a law suit, then I would want to keep my personal and business funds separate. However, if you're just running a mom-n-pop business, then you can do whatever you want. There's no law saying you need a certain type of bank account.
Q. What contract should I use for a group of individuals and LLC's together, investing in a 1 time Joint Venture project?
A: You absolutely need to involve an attorney in this process and get a custom contract together. There is no off-the-shelf solution to this kind of arrangement. The greater the risk and the more complicated the arrangement, the more you will need a custom solution for your legal infrastructure. Something else you need to consider is that raising money for a venture is full of pitfalls and potential gotchas. The way to move forward is to create a business entity that makes sense for the venture and to create a well-defined operating agreement (a contract, essentially) that defines everyone's rights and duties.
Q. Do we legally have to deal with an individual whose name is not included in the offer to purchase our property?
A: Just go through your agent and don’t deal with them directly. You only have to allow them an inspection once under a typical contract. Refer all inquiries to your agent and you’ll be good. If you are not represented then only deal with their agent.
Q. In Oregon, if the current rent is well below market, is the landlord limited to a 7%-plus-inflation annual increase?
A: This year, Landlords can raise rents by 10.3%, which is the 7% plus a consumer price index-derived amount. Read this article for details:
Q. I have 50/50 custody of my children. Can I vaccinate my child without my ex's permission, consent or knowledge?
A: I would bring them in for vaccinations. No court is going to be upset if you do. Legally it all depends on the language of your judgment.
Q. After submitting a USD, I received the response: "remove SSI #'s from this public document." What does this mean?
A: You will want to remove any of your personal data from a public filing. It's not necessary and bad actors could get at it. Just white it out and resubmit the document.
Q. I need help in regards to filing a lien on a construction project or write up a demand of payment letter
A: Sounds like you will need to sue them. I doubt a letter alone is going to dislodge $100k from someone. You need a real threat. Give me a ring and I can look at it with you.
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DiCicco Law Firm at River Park Center
205 SE Spokane St, #337
Portland, OR 97202
Telephone: (503) 967-3996