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Contact Olivia

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2303

Olivia Schneider Grabacki


Olivia is passionate about building relationships and partnering with mission-driven organizations and individuals, such as nonprofits and other tax-exempt organizations, cannabis entrepreneurs, and business owners, in their innovative pursuits. She focuses her practice on tax, real estate, cannabis regulatory, and general business governance matters.

In her tax practice, Olivia works with entities across multiple industries on state and local property tax matters, entity choice and formation, and employee and executive compensation plans. She has experience working with public charities, private foundations, higher education institutions, and trade associations on issues involving tax-exempt status, governance, endowments and other donor-restricted gifts, and related matters. Olivia also has a background in assisting with planning, structuring, and executing tax-free exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Olivia enjoys working with bold and pioneering cannabis companies to navigate the complex and ever-changing legal landscape. She helps with structuring operations and forming entities accordingly, guiding clients through the state-by-state regulatory licensing process, and researching and advising clients on areas of the law that may not yet be fully developed. She assists with reviewing and negotiating various agreements, advises on tax considerations specific to the industry, and provides guidance on day-to-day operations.

Olivia also regularly drafts and reviews a wide range of business agreements, including service agreements, purchase agreements, lease agreements, joint venture agreements, and independent contractor agreements. Moreover, she is a committed advocate who puts herself in her clients’ shoes to make their business goals a reality.