Before he started Armistead Law to provide high quality and affordable legal services for brand owners and growing businesses, Jeff practiced law at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in Palo Alto, California, where he represented private and public companies in a variety of matters, including entity formations, licensing, equity and debt financings, mergers and securities law. He also practiced in Washington, D.C. for the Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Agriculture, representing client agencies on business and trade matters in administrative hearings.
Jeff graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., History) and received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the California State Bar, the Multnomah Bar Association, OSB Intellectual Property Section, California State Bar Intellectual Property Section and the Federal Bar, United States District Court of Oregon. Jeff also provides pro bono legal services for Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic.
Jeff’s interests include Japanese, French and Italian movies from the 1960s (and a strange attraction to the overlooked cinematic masterpiece “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”), hiking in Forest Park with his family, and the novels of Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell.