Babener & Associates

121 SW Morrison Street
Suite 1020
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States
Contact: Charity Dunning, Principle
Phone: 503-226-6600
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Taxation
Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Other Countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
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  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Channel Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo - Brazzaville
  • Congo, The Republic of
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
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  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
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  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
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  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
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  • Kenya
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  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia, The Republic of
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monacov
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar/Burma
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saba
  • Saipan
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia-Montenegro
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Croix
  • St. Eustatius
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten/St. Martin
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Vincent
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tortola
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Practice/Organization Description

Welcome to MLM Legal - Let Us Be Your Guide.

We've started companies like Melaleuca, Usana, Nerium, Nikken, Excel, and Team National.

We've been a primary MLM legal and business advisor to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) companies like Avon, Herbalife and NuSkin.

Whether you are a direct selling startup or established MLM company, we are here and available to be your most trusted business advisor and MLM attorney.

Consider us your "concierge," legal advisor, available to you 24/7.

We know this business.

We even teach direct selling at universities and at the Direct Selling Association (DSA), and we have chaired more than 70 national conferences on starting and running the MLM company.

Your success is imperative to us.

Babener & Associates advises multilevel marketing (MLM) companies on a wide range of legal matters. As a law firm, Babener & Associates also serves as an important and informed resource on the direct selling industry. Whether your company is a startup or an established network marketing organization, Babener & Associates is the law firm for your MLM company.

Babener & Associates' legal services provides executives and owners of direct selling, MLM, network marketing, party plan companies with peace of mind, legal safety, and the assurance that you are running a legally-healthy business. There is no substitution for the value we offer as experienced and knowledgeable MLM attorneys. We offer you a sense of security knowing that you're company is operating legally.

There's no need to worry if you have us on your team. If you have a legal problem then we will be here to solve it. If you have a vendor or distributor dispute, just call us. If you need your marketing materials reviewed for legal compliance, just call us. If your product labels need to comply with FDA regulations, just call us. We advise our clients on all of the legal aspects of starting and running a direct selling company. Having us on your side will provide with you with peace of mind and there's no substitution for security when you are busy running a company!

All of our clients are provided with our personal home and cell phone numbers, so that even if it is 11:00PM on Christmas Eve, we will be there to help you put out the fire. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with our clients, and we've done that very successfully for over 30 years.

We operate not only as your legal counsel, but also as an expert member of your business team. We are frequently called upon by our clients as MLM business consultants, since we are authorities in the MLM industry. We help our clients with industry-specific questions, as well as provide trustworthy referrals and legal advice. We not only assure that you maintain and operate a legal company, but we also play a key role as business advisor.

Contact us today to learn how we can help your company:

Babener & Associates

Bank of America Financial Center

121 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1020

Portland, OR 97204

503-226-6600 Office

503-226-4290 Fax

800-231-2162 Legaline Publications

800-231-2162 Register for the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference

ABOUT ATTORNEY JEFF BABENER AND MLMLEGAL.COM is a valuable resource to the multi-level marketing and direct sales industry. Use this site to review interesting articles about this high-growth industry. Keep current with the law and how it is affecting large and small companies throughout the United States. MLM Legal is sponsored by Jeffrey Babener of Babener and Associates. On any given day you can catch Jeffrey Babener lecturing on network marketing at the University of Texas or the University of Illinois, addressing thousands of consultants in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Tokyo and Russia, or writing a new book on network marketing, an article for Entrepreneur Magazine or a chapter for a University textbook.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Jeffrey A. Babener is the principal attorney in the law firm of Babener & Associates. Mr. Babener is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and a member of both the California and Oregon State Bars. Mr. Babener was a member of the editorial board of the University of Southern California Law Review and has served on various state and American Bar Association committees, including chairmanship of the Oregon State Bar Committee on Judicial Administration. For a detailed biography of Mr. Babener you can read his Biographical Profile from Martindale-Hubbell.

He has represented many members of the Washington, D.C. based Direct Selling Association where he serves on the Lawyer's Council and Government Relations Committee and he is corporate counsel for the industry's other trade association, the Multi-Level Marketing International Association of Irvine, California.

Mr. Babener has lectured and published extensively on multilevel marketing law. He has been interviewed on the industry in such publications as Money, Inc., Atlantic Monthly, Success, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Home Office Computer and Business Start-Ups. He is editor of the industry publication, Direct Sales Legaline. Mr. Babener is also the author of the books, Tax Guide for MLM/Direct Selling Distributors, Network Marketer's Guide to Success, The MLM Corporate Handbook and Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity. He is cosponsor of Starting and Running The Successful MLM Company conference.

Honors and Awards

Over two decades, we have assisted hundreds of startups - probably more than everyone else put together.

Some of our more famous startups: Melaleuca, USANA, Quorum, BodyWise, Shaperite, Kaire, Network 2000, Envion, Matol, MLM divisions for Home Shopping Network, ServiceMaster, Fuller Brush . . .We've been interviewed by - and written for the best:

Inc., Money, Atlantic Monthly, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Entrepreneur, Business Start-Ups, Success, Wealth Building, Money Maker's Monthly, Upline, Home Business, Direct Sales Legaline . . Conference Sponsor of:

* The MLM Entrepreneur Series

* Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company

* University of Texas Academic Conference

* Lecturer at numerous DSA and MLMIA conferences

* The DSA - Lawyer's Council, Government Relations Committee, Internet Task Force

* The MLMIA - Legal Counsel, Board of Directors

* ABA - Litigation Section, Antitrust Section

* Oregon State Bar - Chairman, Committee on Judicial Administration

Yes, we authored:

* The Network Marketer's Guide to Success

* The Tax Guide for MLM / Direct Selling Distributors

* The MLM Corporate Handbook

* Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity

* and chapters in numerous industry works and text books

Find our clients on earth, in cyberspace and from satellite in outerspace -

* operating in more than 130 countries

* headquartered from Japan to New York to Paris to Korea to L.A. to China . . .

* millions of distributors

* billions in sales

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