Joe Hobson has been practicing business and organization law, helping design and develop small business and public and private institutions and associations for 40 years. He concentrates his practice in business and property law with special emphasis on private, nonprofit and quasi-public entities. The majority of his clients are individual farms or forest owners, or entities that represent the interests of farms or forest owners. Joe has helped organize and represent several special districts and some notable businesses involved in processing and marketing agricultural products nationally and internationally. He began representing private nonprofit associations and public charities when he started working with the Oregon Farm Bureau in 1987.
Joe’s work with the Oregon Farm Bureau grew until he left private practice to become the first general counsel of the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation in 1995. Joe helped develop the structure and function of the Oregon Farm Bureau over the years, including development of a nationally recognized legal advocacy program. He created the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation and the Oregon Agricultural Legal Foundation.
Joe began his career in the title insurance industry and helped form new title insurance and escrow operations in Portland for a large national title insurance company. His early experience included a litigation practice involving business and property law, including title insurance defense.
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"We were a 28 year client of Joseph H. Hobson and chose to stay when he joined Schwabe. Joe has always provided excellent service his joining Schwabe has given us access to other attorneys who have also given us excellent service."
Acquisition and Disposition | Agency Actions and Rulemaking | Business and Corporate | Business Transitions | Corporate Formation and Governance | Environmental Compliance and Safety | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Finance | Land Use and Entitlement | Leasing | Public Lands and Endangered Species | Real Estate | Tax | Tax and Estate Planning | Trusts and Estate Planning | Water Law
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