A few months ago, I posted “Joint Ventures and Contractor Licensing – Not A Simple Topic,” which compared the regulation of joint ventures by construction licensing entities in Washington (one party to joint venture requires license) and Louisiana (all parties to joint venture require license).
I completely overlooked a recent change in the Oregon law related to licensing joint ventures. A change in ORS §701.021 puts Oregon in Washington’s camp insofar as joint ventures are concerned. Like in Washington, so long as a single member of the joint venture is licensed, the JV entity will be considered licensed.
The change took effect on July 1, 2010. Read the full text of ORS §701.021 here. Read a great article discussing details of the changed statute from Steward Sokol & Gray LLC here.