About Michelle E. Lentzner

Michelle Lentzner began practicing intellectual property and employment law in Silicon Valley over twenty years ago. Following a brief stint as a litigator with a Bay Area insurance defense firm, Michelle joined a New York-based […]

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law

As an intellectual property lawyer, Michelle advises clients how to protect their trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Here are some of the services that Michelle is experienced in providing: Trademark Law • Trademark clearance • […]


Employment Law

Having represented both employees and employers based in California and the Pacific Northwest, Michelle appreciates the challenges that arise in managing a workforce. Michelle counsels employers (and occasionally employees) about best management practices under Federal, […]



Michelle has presented seminars to clients and others on topics such as intellectual property basics, social media in the office, overtime payments, and the interaction between the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, Workers Compensation and […]



Original Articles “Guarding the Goods, How to Protect Proprietary Information Without Relying Upon a Non-Compete,” pp. 12-13, February 2008, Brainstorm (Portland magazine) “Proposed Changes to the H-2A Program for Employing Foreign Temporary Agricultural Workers,” p.8, […]


Community Involvement

Michelle has been an active supporter of the Lake Oswego High School Speech and Debate Team for many years and has been privileged to serve as a speech and debate judge and chaperone at numerous […]