Brian S. Jolly

Shareholder, Firm President


Brian works with businesses in all phases of their maturity, from creation to mergers/acquisitions, including resolving internal and external disputes. He also enjoys working with families to protect and assure a smooth transfer of business and family assets to the next generation. His approachable style puts clients at ease and makes them comfortable with sometimes complicated legal concepts.

A native Oregonian, Brian grew up in Portland and is an alumnus of both David Douglas High School and Portland State University. He attended law school at the University of Miami, and returned to Portland to practice law in 2005. He strongly supports local non-profits that create opportunities for underserved youth, and currently serves as a board member for the Institute for Youth Success (formerly Oregon Mentors), Chess for Success, and Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Renae, and their pack of rambunctious terriers.

Representative Matters

  • Entity Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Succession Planning
Estate Planning & Administration
  • Estate & Tax Planning
  • Business Succession & Transition Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Estate & Trust Disputes
  • Conservatorships & Guardianships
Real Estate
  • Acquisitions & Sales
  • Leases


University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2005)
Portland State University (B.S. Finance, 1999)


Oregon State Bar


Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, Executive Committee - Member-at-Large
Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section
Oregon State Bar Nonprofit Organizations Law Section
Oregon State Bar Taxation Section
Institute for Youth Success (fka Oregon Mentors), Board Member
Chess for Success, President and Board Member
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, Board Member

News & Events

Brian S. Jolly Elected President of FWW


Farleigh Wada Witt is pleased to announce that Brian Jolly has been elected president of the firm effective January 1, 2024. READ MORE

FWW Alert: New Federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) Requires Reporting


The new federal Corporate Transparency Act ("CTA") requires most small businesses to report personal information about business owners to the federal government. READ MORE

Estate Planning and Administration Alert: Gift Planning in 2022


Each year, the IRS considers inflationary adjustments to the estate and gift tax exemption amount and gift tax annual exclusion amount. READ MORE

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