Helen C. Nelson


Location: Albany, Oregon

Phone: 541-402-4470

Fax: 541-754-1455

Email: helen@e2-law.com

Ms. Nelson concentrates her practice in the areas of business, real estate, and agriculture. She has extensive experience in the seed industry and acts as counsel for many farmers and seed dealers. Ms. Nelson advised the Oregon Seed Association regarding the passage of the grass seed contract legislation in 2011 and currently serves as counsel for the Oregon Seed Association.

Before joining the firm in the fall of 2006, Ms. Nelson served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Business Transactions Section, General Counsel Division of the State of Oregon Department of Justice. Ms. Nelson began her legal career in England as a lawyer with Lindley Johnstone in Bristol. Ms. Nelson moved to Ireland in 1996 where she practiced with leading Dublin law firm BCM Hanby Wallace (now Byrne Wallace) specializing in the business, real estate, and real property development.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Real Property
  • Agriculture

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • England & Wales (non-practicing)
  • Republic Of Ireland (non-practicing)


  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    • B.A. Hons – 1988
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Post graduate Diploma in Law – 1993
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, England
    • Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Agricultural Law Section, Executive Committee, Secretary 2012, Chair Elect 2013, Chair 2014, Past Chair 2015
  • Oregon State Bar; Business, Real Estate, Agriculture and Trust and Estates Sections, Member
  • Linn-Benton Bar Association, Member; Treasurer 2007
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Business Transactions Section, General Counsel Division, Oregon Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General
  • Byrne Wallace, Dublin, Ireland, Associate Attorney
  • Lindleys, Bristol, England, Associate Attorney
  • King Sturge, Bristol (now Jones Lang LaSalle), Commercial Property Manager
  • National Westminster Bank, Bristol, In House Property Manager

Pro Bono Activities

  • Albany Rotary Club, Member; President, 2011 – 2012
  • Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Member; Current Board Member 2014 -
  • Albany Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Corvallis Montessori School, Board Member 2006