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Attorneys + Staff

ATTORNEYS + STAFF

 

Randal B. Acker

rbaFirm Founder/Managing Attorney. Randal attended Portland’s Wilson High School before heading to California for college and then New York for law school. He was lured back to Portland in 1991 to work for a large, regional law firm. Thereafter, he started his own practice in Portland, OR.

Randal offers significant trial experience and has represented a variety of businesses in most industries. Randal oversees all firm matters and focuses primarily on business representation and litigation

The Oregon State Bar profiled Randal Acker, as provided here.

  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., cum laude, Philosophy, Political Science and Economics (1988)
  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (1991)
  • Member of Oregon State Bar: Business Law, Business Litigation, and Litigation sections
  • Member of Multnomah Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice: All Oregon State Courts, U.S. District Court for District of Oregon, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Aaron S. Ferreira

attorneys_aaronSenior Associate Attorney. Aaron joined Acker + Associates P.C. in 2001. A native of California, Aaron entered the legal industry in 1994 when he began working for a law firm on California’s central coast. He came to the northwest to attend law school and now resides here.

His practice focuses on forming business entities and assisting them with drafting and negotiating commercial leases, real estate purchase agreements, employment contracts, and other business agreements. Aaron’s work also includes construction law disputes, estate planning and probate, intellectual property matters, and appellate actions.

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.A., Philosophy with extensive course work in Computer Science (1994)
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D. (2000)
  • Law Review: The Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law
  • Member of Oregon State Bar: Intellectual Property and Computer & Internet Law sections
  • Member of Multnomah Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice: All Oregon State Courts, U.S. District Court for District of Oregon, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 

Emily B. Cheatham

Office Manager/Legal Assistant. Emily joins the firm from Oakland, California where she was a licensed private investigator for the Workman’s Compensation Appeals Board and the California Self-Insured Security Fund. Previously she worked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Emily is Fluent in French, Italian, and American Sign Language. She competed for the U.S. Figure Skating Team. She is also a concert violinist, violist, and cellist, including playing principal violist at the Sydney Opera House. During her spare time, she tracked the migration patterns of Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles with the marine research centers in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Emily now resides in NE Portland with her partner and their dog, Pixel. Having studied Astrophysics and Geography, Emily enjoys the access to outdoor spaces and the visible night sky in the beautiful Columbia Gorge.

  • San Francisco State University, B.S. in Astrophysics, B.A. in Geography
  • San Francisco State University, Master of Arts in Geography
  • Berkeley City College, Associate in Arts in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies