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Ian C. Green


Ian prides himself on offering practical legal advice to businesses and non-profits of all shapes, sizes, and geographic footprints. He has helped numerous clients with corporate compliance, stock and asset deals of regional and international scope, commercial lending/finance, industry specific regulation, state and federal securities law, business immigration, entity formation, and contract negotiation. Ian particularly enjoys helping businesses and non-profits achieve their milestone goals – formation, financing, strategic expansion, sales and other structural transitions.

Ian worked in banking/lending for a number of years before joining the legal world, and understands how to analyze complicated legal issues, cut through the noise, and give his clients the accessible and straightforward legal advice they need to make sound business decisions. Before he left banking for law school, a senior mentor gave him the following parting advice:

  1. Never forget that your clients have a business to run.
  2. Never assume you know more than anyone else just because you went to law school.

In the years since, that advice has helped Ian shape his practice into one that adds value for his clients. At the end of the day, Ian thinks good lawyers should be helpful members of their clients’ business teams rather than think of themselves as professionally divorced from the real world.

If you’re looking for a lawyer who sees the forest through the trees, will have a frank upfront discussion with you about expectations, and will genuinely enjoy learning about your business, give Ian a call – he’d love to meet you.


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | 2016
Honors in Legal Practice Course
Completed Program in Refugee and Asylum Law

Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
B.A. International Relations | 2012
Magna Cum Laude and Honors College Graduate

Université Sainte-Anne (Pointe de l’Église, Nova Scotia)
Fall 2011 French Immersion Program
Participated via a Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada

Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France)
Certificat de langue Française
Summer 2010 French Immersion Program

Bar / Court Admissions

Maine | 2017


Originally from Michigan, Ian is thrilled to be living in the Portland area and loves to meet other New Mainers. He and his wife Bryanne recently bought their first house in Windham, where they can often be found on the Mountain Division Trail with their Greyhound named Atari. In his free time, Ian enjoys playing acoustic guitar and singing. Although more conversant than fluent these days, Ian will take any opportunity to practice his French. Despite marrying into a family of Canadian hockey nuts whose allegiance to the Toronto Maple Leafs seems questionable at best, Ian will forever be a loyal Red Wings fan. Fortunately, the return of professional hockey to Portland has given everyone a team to get behind, at least until the next Winter Olympics.