Biography of Jeff Babener and Babener & Associates

Business Background



Contact:


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


contact@mlmlegal.com


Brief Description:


Attorneys and Legal Counsel to the MLM/network marketing/direct selling industry, located in Portland, OR, they represent many of the major companies in this industry.


Specialties:


Multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, network marketing and direct seller's resources, MLM Legal web site and Legaline Publications.


Detailed Description:


Babener & Associates is a law firm that represents companies headquartered throughout the United States and abroad. The firm is located in the Bank of America Financial Center in Portland, OR where its practice includes representation of many of the major companies in the direct selling industry. Sales by companies they represent exceed $2 billion, involving over one million distributors. See their Scope of Representation for a complete guide to the services provided.


Babener & Associates serve as legal counsel for:


1) Start-up MLM companies

2) Foreign MLM companies entering the US Market

3) U.S. companies entering foreign markets


Since 1984, Babener & Associates has served as legal counsel in start-up, emerging or expansion phases of such leading MLM companies as: Fuller Brush, Nikken, Noevir, Omnitrition, Melaleuca, NuSkin, Longaberger, Network 2000, Quorum, Matol Botanical, Sunrider, Cell Tech, Excel Telecommunications, Kaire, Bodywise, and a host of others. Babener & Associates has received the highest rating (AV) from the leading US legal directory Martindale-Hubbell.


Babener & Associates is now accepting new clients - emphasis start-up and emerging MLM companies. For a sample corporate packet of information and free consultation, call 503-226-6600.


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 represents leading U.S. and foreign companies in the direct selling industry. He has been a key advisor to such companies as Avon, Herbalife, Discovery Toys, Nikken, Shaklee NuSkin, Excel, Usana, Fuller Brush, Cell Tech, Enagic, Sunrider, Melaleuca, Nerium International, etc. He is a frequent lecturer and has been interviewed on the industry, and published, in such publications as Money, Inc., Atlantic Monthly, Success, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Home Office Computing, Business Start-Ups, Direct Selling News Magazine, and Money Maker's Monthly. 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, Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity, and Network Marketing: What You Should Know (used as the college curriculum textbook at Utah Valley State course on network marketing). He is editor of one of most frequented network marketing educational web sites, www.mlmlegal.com . He has served as Chair of more than 70 national conferences on starting and running the direct selling company. He serves on the Lawyers Council and Government Relations Committees of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), and he has served as General Counsel and on the board of the MLMIA (Multilevel Marketing International Association). He has lectured at major industry trade meetings and at such educational institutions as the Univ. of Illinois, University of Texas, University of Houston, etc. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School where he served as an editor of the USC Law Review, followed by the appointment as a law clerk to Hon. David Williams, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


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.


A number of Babener & Associates client companies have been success stories over the last several decades, including several billion dollar and NYSE companies such as Avon, Herbalife, NuSkin, Usana. Other successful companies, to which the law firm has provided varying level of advisory, have included Melaleuca, Nikken, Enagic, Discovery Toys, Amazon Herbs, TriVita, Nerium International, Shaklee, PrePaid Legal, Tupperware, Primerica, Arbonne, Longaberger, Excel Communications, ACN, etc.


Mr. Babener has served as lead trial counsel for multiple cases on direct selling throughout the U.S. Further background material on direct selling will be found at the website, www.mlmlegal.com, where he is the Editor.


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 co-sponsor of Starting and Running The Successful MLM Company conference.


Check out the MLM Law Library that includes some of Jeffrey Babener's articles published in popular magazines and media, such as: Entrepreneur's Special Issue (1995), DirectLine article from Business Start-Ups (April 1994), or DirectLine article from Business Start Ups (January 1995).


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