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Dave Kopilak

Emerge_DaveK_193x250.jpgDave Kopilak focuses his practice on business and corporate law. He has extensive experience assisting clients with business structuring, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, equity incentive plans, and all types of commercial contracts.

Dave was the primary drafter of Oregon Ballot Measure 91 and has a unique understanding of the business, corporate, and securities law challenges that cannabis businesses face. Prior to co-founding Emerge Law Group, Dave was a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., Oregon’s second largest law firm. He also worked on-site at Intel Corporation where he drafted and negotiated numerous contracts and created several new legal document templates for complex business scenarios. For eight years, Dave was an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he taught a mergers and acquisitions lab class.

Dave attended University of Oregon School of Law where he earned Order of the Coif honors, and was the Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review.

Outside the practice of law, Dave has engaged in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He is the president and co-founder of ClayTablet, a company that provides legal document templates to Oregon and Washington attorneys. He also produced a documentary movie that won awards at several film festivals, and for several years designed and published a calendar that was carried in regional bookstores.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif (1994)

  • West Virginia University, B.A. in History

Bar Memberships

  • Oregon