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Jack B. Schwartz

Partner
Portland
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About Jack

Jack Schwartz, a partner in the business group, joined the firm in 2009. Jack assists companies and individuals with business transactions, employee benefits, human resources management, corporate governance issues, executive employment, and estate planning. He has a wide range of experience advising clients on corporate acquisitions and sales involving both foreign and domestic operations and facilities, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, corporate and employee communications, and family succession planning. Jack has served on the boards of directors of NYSE- and NASDAQ-traded corporations and authored the chapter on officers’ and directors’ liability for the initial edition of Advising Oregon Businesses, an Oregon State Bar publication.

Before joining Miller Nash, Jack was a partner of Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk LLP. Jack and other former Newcomb Sabin attorneys bring wide experience in business, employment law, employee benefits, and labor relations to the combined Miller Nash firm.

Services

Education

  • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1961
  • B.A., Stanford University, with great distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1961

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Oregon State Bar, member
  • American Bar Association, member
Civic Plus
  • Oregon Jewish Museum, past president
  • Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, secretary
  • Peter R. Marsh Foundation, board member
  • Robert C. and Nani S. Warren Foundation , board member
  • Portland Opera Association, past board member

Recognition

Peer-Review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Insights from Jack

  • “Selling Your Residence? Plan to Maximize Your Tax Exemption,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Estate Planning Advisor (Sept. 2015)
  • “The Vacation Home: Planning for the Next Generation,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Sept. 2014)
  • “Personal-Property Donations: Achieving the Tax Deduction You Expect,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (May 2014)
  • “Preparing for the Onset of Dementia,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Feb. 2014)
  • “The ILIT Solution,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (May 2013)
  • “Time for a Checkup?” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Feb. 2013)
  • “Educating the Grandchildren (or Anyone Else) Under the Internal Revenue Code,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Sept. 2012)
  • “Facebook Forever? Planning for Your Digital Assets,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (May 2012)
  • “Planning for Yourself: Health Care Representatives, Advance Directives, and the POLST,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Feb. 2012)
  • “Revocable Living Trusts—What’s the Big Deal?” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (May 2011)
  • “Where There’s a Will . . . There’s Relatives,” Miller Nash, Estate Planning Advisor (Jan. 2011)
  • “Where there’s a Will, There Are Relatives,” Boom! Boomers & Beyond (July 2011)
  • “Planning Your Estate—Basics and Beyond,” Miller Nash (Aug. 2012)
  • “Planning Your Estate—Basics and Beyond,” Miller Nash (July 2012)
  • “Planning Your Estate—Basics and Beyond,” Miller Nash (Apr. 2012)
  • “Planning Your Estate—Basics and Beyond,” Miller Nash (Mar. 2012)
  • “Planning Your Estate—Basics and Beyond,” Miller Nash (Jan. 2012)
  • “Key Employees: Wooing, Rewarding, & Parting. What to Consider in Employment Agreements,” Miller Nash (May 2010)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

Jack and his wife, Barbara, have three sons. Jack enjoys hiking, travel, and the opera and music in general.