We’re innovating the practice of business law by working with our clients to co-create a legal framework and strategy for their business that aligns with their mission and amplifies their vision.
We provide holistic, collaborative legal services to the growing community of equitable, sustainable and relational companies. By offering our clients new legal frameworks and advice that aligns with their emerging needs, we are helping to bring about a more integrated, just and loving society.
The Aligned Law Vision
Through the heart-centered practice of law, we aim to positively transform our relationships with ourselves, our communities, and the environment by delivering exceptional legal services that build trust, encourage transparency, inspire collaboration, and cultivate compassion.
We Value Inclusion
Central to our mission of cultivating a more integrated, just and loving society, we believe examining our own biases, tendencies and actions is critical to contributing to meaningful, sustainable change so that who we are and being true to ourselves is not only safe, but celebrated.
We are invested in advancing equity and inclusion by acting with unconditional positive regard toward all people and recognizing the vital role we have in helping change the status quo when it comes to rectifying disparities and uncovering opportunities to interrupt racism and discrimination of any kind.
In music, harmony is the sound of two more notes heard simultaneously. Our individual differences can create something rich and beautiful. And resonance is used to increase the intensity of a sound. When we can align our individual vibrations to create resonance, we can increase our positive impact in the world.
We have a deep ability to really feel for others, which allows us to act from an empathetic, nonjudgmental perspective.
We're future-oriented and don’t spend a lot of time on regret. Mistakes are learning opportunities.
We believe everything is connected. We believe in universal consciousness. We see our collective goal at this time as overcoming dualistic thinking and integrating different ways of being and thinking.
We're clear about how we can help, how much it will cost, and what the process of working together will be like.
We strive to live our values. No lip service, or greenwashing, or spiritual bypassing. There are definitely occasions when we fail to live up to this standard, but we are always trying to raise our consciousness so that we can see when that is happening and make a concerted effort to improve.
We are willing to be honest and open about our mistakes, traumas and regrets. Being willing to open up first encourages others to open up as well, creating a deeper connection between us.
We respect all people, even if they have done something “bad” in the past. No one is all good or all bad. Everyone has something valuable to offer the world.
Forgiveness means extending understanding toward those who have wronged or hurt us. Forgiveness and the related quality of mercy involve accepting the shortcomings, flaws and imperfections of others and giving them another chance. But it does not mean condoning or excusing bad behavior.
We approach the world with an abundance mindset. Because we believe there is plenty to go around, we are happy to be generous with the resources we have access to.
We practice kindness by cultivating awareness of our surroundings so that we can notice people in need and offer a helping hand. A sense of community is created when people are kind to those who need help.
We believe that being grounded helps us embody many of our other values such as authenticity and wholeness. It also helps us stay in the present moment and be practical and realistic in how we approach our work.
“It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.”
— Northwestern University
We offer the following territory acknowledgement in honor of and with deepest gratitude for the indigenous people who have stewarded this land we reside on and work from — and defend their enduring relationship to the land known as Portland, Oregon.
We recognize that our law firm is based in a territory where the traditional villages of Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlament, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes that made their homes along the Columbia (Wimahl) and Willamette (Whilamut) rivers have and continue to thrive.
We acknowledge that this statement is just a small part of disrupting and dismantling colonial structures and offer it in support of greater education of the true history of this land — and to make a way for greater understanding of the impacts of colonialism here and on us all.
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