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Contact Erich

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Erich W. Merrill, Jr.

Partner

Professional Activities

  • Oregon State Bar, member 
  • TechAmerica (Oregon Chapter), past chair of emerging business committee 
  • Organization for Corporate Governance, Washington, D.C., steering committee member 
  • Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, past chair 
  • Served on the Oregon State Bar’s task force on limited liability company legislation 
  • Oregon State Bar Computer Law Section, past executive committee member
  • Technology Association of Oregon (fka Software Association of Oregon), past program committee member

Civic Activities

  • Free Geek, board member
  • Helped organize Miller Nash’s Habitat for Humanity teams 
  • Friends of Menucha Foundation, past president, director 
  • Served for two years as a United Way campaign leader for the firm 
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project 
  • Senior Law Project 
  • Campaign for Equal Justice
  • First Presbyterian Church, member and trustee

Personal Activities

Erich is an avid runner, though not very fast. He has completed six Portland marathons and been on seven Hood-to-Coast relay teams. He and his family actively support and participate in the oversight of Menucha, an ecumenical retreat center in the Columbia Gorge serving only not-for-profit groups, such as arts, education, 12-step recovery, and cancer care groups.