Jeffrey A. Babener
Firm: Babener & Associates
Address: 121 S.W. Morrison
Portland, OR 97204
Membership: Multnomah County (Chairman, Speakers Bureau, 1977-1978) and American (Member, Commercial Transactions Litigation Committee, 1982—) Bar Associations; Oregon State Bar (Chairman, Committee on Judicial Administration, 1981-1982; Member, Profession
University: Occidental College, B.A., cum laude, 1970, University of Southern California, J.D., 1973
Admitted: 1974, California, Oregon, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Law Clerk to the Honorable David Williams, U.S. District Court for the Central Dist
Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Board of Editors, Southern California Law Review, 1972-1973. Author: "Durational Residence Requirements for State and Local Office: A Violation of Equal Protection?" 45 Southern California Law Review, 996, 1972; MLM/Direct Seller's Corporate Handbook; Tax Guide for MLM/Direct Sellers; "Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity," Network Marketer's Guide to Success; "Network Marketing: What You Should Know." "Representative Published Articles: Herbalife: What Short Sellers Missed on the Way to the Press Conference; BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis; FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Testimonials; FTC Final Business Opportunity Rule Analysis; Is This Network Marketing Opportunity for Real?; The Inside Track on Network Marketing; MLM Earnings - How Much?; Marketing Discount Services; Network Marketing: Is It For You?; New Protection for MLM Distributors; Value Is The "In" Thing; Planning A Great Meeting; Co-op Advertising: Get the Word Out; Network Marketing: Future Opportunities; Successful Long Distance Sponsoring; Networking and Time Management; Networking Through Mail Lists; Networkers on the Information Highway; Networking Through Nonprofit; Changing Face of Network Marketing; Investigating a Network Marketing Company; ABC - Three-Way Calling; MLM Earnings Projections; Promote Sales Presentations with Gifts; FDA and MLM; Look for Buy-Back Policies; MLM Pyramid Legislation; MLM Management and Training; Incorporating Your MLM Business; Tax Deductions for Your MLM Home Office; Financing Growth for Your MLM Business; FDA Approval for MLM Products; MLM Retirement and Benefit Planning; MLM and the Postal Service; MLM and Credit Card Fraud - Be Careful; Your Personal MLM Legal Dictionary; What's in a Name?: MLM Trademarks; Marketing Through Nonprofit Organizations; New Life for MLM Services in Missouri; MLM Statutes: Georgia Adopts Legislation; Electronic Fund Transfers; FTC and Advertising; The FTC Cooling Off Rule; The Business Plan: A Valuable Tool for Success; Missouri's MLM Struggles; The MLM/Franchise; MLM Buyback Rules; Your MLM Home Office and Taxes; Who Owns the Downline?; FDA Nutritional Health Claims; MLM and Sales Taxes; Future of the MLM Industry; The MLM Distributor's Guide to Incorporation; When the Postman Knocks; MLM Taxes: Entertainment Deductions; Network Marketing v. Pyramid Schemes; MLM and Franchising; Organizing Your MLM Business; How Many Levels?; Boost Sales with Nonprofits; MLM National Expansion; MLM to Europe - 1992; Noncompetition Agreements: Enforceable?; MLM in Canada; Underage Distributors; Involving Your Family in Business; MLM Statutes: Washington Continues the Trend; MLM Cross-Sponsoring Rules; Changes in the Marketing Plan; Selling Sales Tools; MLM Sales Taxes and Corporate Taxes: The Multistate Tax Commission; MLM and Business Opportunity Statutes; Buenos Dias Mexico; NuSkin Troubles: Light in the Tunnel; The Saga of MLM Investigations; Earnings Hype - What Can You Say?; Say It Again Sam: Making the Most of Great Press; IRS Audits and Network Marketers; Canada-Welcome-Bienvenu; Proposed FDA Legislation Helps MLM; Network Marketing: Legal Issues; Knock! Knock! It's the FDA; The SEC Awakens; Electronic Fund Transfers; New Rules on Home Office Deductions; State AG's Applaud Industry; Buy-back Standards; MLM Nutraceuticals! — Say What?; NSA Settlement: Enormous Industry Impact; Is the U.S. Postal Service in Your Future?; You Too Can Incorporate; SEC: We Hate Pyramids; Opportunity Goes South: Mexico MLM; FDA v. Health Industry: Showdown; Forget the Saturation Theory; Network Marketing Reaches Maturity; New Proposals For Home Office Deductions; Chasing the Competition; Networkers and Credit Card Fraud; NuSkin and the FTC: A Message on Earnings Claims; Network Marketing Management and Training; Cancel This Sale! - The Three-Day Rule; Looking for the Right Compensation Plan; Too Young to Play." Member, Lawyer's Council, Government Relations Committee, Internet Task Force of the Direct Selling Association, 1983—. Member, Board of Directors, Multilevel Marketing International Association, 1985—; Conference Sponsor: "University of Texas MLM Academic Conference," "The MLM Entrepreneur Series," and "Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company". Editor: Industry Education Website, www.mlmlegal.com.