Bankruptcy lawyers cash in when the going gets rough for businesses and individuals. In a down economy lawyers who practice bankruptcy, insolvency, and other kinds of financial law see an upswing in business.
But for the ethically minded lawyer, like Portland, Oregon-based Mark Wada, working long hours to help businesses dissolve is a double-edged sword.
Wada is a named partner at Farleigh Wada Witt, a Portland-based law firm with over eighty employees.
I write about this dilemma faced by Mark Wada and other lawyers in my article in Oregon Business Magazine, “Bankruptcy Lawyers Cash In.”
Another business that’s booming in this recession? Artisanal coffee.
Noble Coffee Roasting, which opened about a year and a half ago in Ashland, Oregon has more customers and coffee orders than they can handle.
Co-founder Jared Rennie is the subject of a profile I’m working on now, also for Oregon Business Magazine.
**Updated to add: The article, “Noble Coffee Prospers in Ashland,” featuring Jared Rennie is available on-line. Click on the link to read it.
Photo of Mark Wada, Esq., courtesy of Anthony Pidgeon.
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Published: September 7, 2010
Last update: February 3, 2020