Bristow-Ford Law has a new name, new location in the Pearl, and new website.


Intellectual Property Lawyer & Business Lawyer

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susan@resnovalaw.com | (971) 247-4023



Susan Bristow-Ford is an experienced business and intellectual property litigator, with over 19 years of experience working with businesses of all sizes to resolve legal disputes and avoid future litigation.  As a former shareholder at one of Portland’s largest law firms, Susan started Bristow-Ford Law in order to better serve her clients. Bristow-Ford Law offers its clients Susan’s big firm expertise, while giving them the personalized attention that they deserve.  The focus always remains on the clients’ business goals.

Susan’s experience includes the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets; as well as the negotiation and litigation of business contracts such as employment, non-competition, non-solicitation, distribution, vendor and supply agreements.  Susan represents business clients in shareholder, breach of contract, negligence, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty disputes.  Her experience extends to business torts such as  interference with contract, unfair competition and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to litigation, Susan’s experience includes drafting and negotiating many of the same types of business contracts that she has litigated, including licensing, non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; she also handles trademark and copyright filings on behalf of her clients.

Susan represents local, national and international businesses before the Oregon and Washington state and federal courts, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  At Bristow-Ford Law, Susan provides creative and effective business and IP legal services, always within the framework of her client’s most important business goals.

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Ms. Bristow-Ford is licensed to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington, with an office in Portland, Oregon.  The information provided on this web site is offered for informational purposes only.  It is not offered as legal advice and does not constitute legal advice.  Ms. Bristow-Ford does not seek to represent you or your company based upon your visit to or review of this web site.  This website may be considered advertising under the rules of Oregon and Washington.  You should not make legal hiring decisions based upon brochures, advertising, or other promotional materials.