C. Muth has joined Bullivant House Bailey in its Portland office as a member
of the firm's general litigation and life, health and disability practice groups.
He has extensive experience in commercial litigation matters in state and federal
courts, including Oregon, California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina
M. Volkman has joined Stoel Rives as a partner in the firm's natural resources
practice group. Before joining the firm, Volkman was a senior policy adviser
for the National Marine Fisheries Service, habitat conservation division, which
regulates activities affecting Pacific Northwest salmon listed under the Endangered
Species Act. In 1996, he authored a study of water issues for the congressionally
mandated Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission. He was formerly general
counsel for the Northwest Power Planning Council, where he worked on fish, water
and energy issues for 14 years, and an attorney at Stoel Rives in the early
R. Allen has moved his law practice to downtown Portland, where he focuses
on trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration and related asset
transactions. He was previously a partner in Thompson & Allen in Beaverton.
He is a member of the boards of directors of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
and the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
Powers has relocated his law practice to the Commonwealth Building at 421
S.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, Ore. 97204; the telephone number and
fax number remain the same.
O'Sullivan announces that Julie L. Gregory has joined the firm as an
associate after being admitted to the Oregon State Bar in May. Gregory graduated
from the University of Florida in 1983 and from Washington & Lee Law School
in Lexington, Va. in 1986. She held the position of assistant United States
trustee for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke. Her areas of practice
include civil litigation, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.
Rives welcomes William L. Clydesdale to its Portland office. He joins
the corporate group from Baker & McKenzie, where he worked as an associate
for seven years. He has experience in private and public securities offerings,
representing both underwriting firms and domestic and international issuers.
His practice also emphasizes asset and private stock acquisitions and mergers
and the representation of non-U.S. companies in their transactions in the United
Hoarfrost has relocated his office to 9600 S.W. Barnes Road, Suite 325,
Portland, Ore. 97225; phone: (503) 296-6777; fax: (503) 297-9500. He will be
sharing space with the firm of DeBast, McFarland & Richardson. Hoarfrost
will continue with his general civil trial practice emphasizing personal injury,
commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases.
Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson announces the association of two attorneys
in the Springfield office. Lance A. LeFever was admitted to the Oregon
State Bar in 1999. His primary practice area is civil litigation. K.C. Huffman
was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2000. He has a general civil practice
including property, business transactions and litigation.
de la Puente has relocated his office to the Pioneer Trust Bank Building
at 117 Commercial St. N.E., Suite 310, Salem, Ore. 97301-3406; phone: (503)
851-1877; fax: (503) 370-6365; e-mail: email@example.com.
B. Zion has joined Foster, Pepper & Shefelman, practicing in the firm's
Seattle office. Zion, who is an associate in the litigation practice group,
concentrates her practice in commercial and complex civil litigation. She has
additional experience with medical and dental malpractice defense and personal
injury defense. Previously, Zion was an associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey.
Springer, Portland lawyer and former state legislator, has joined the Oregon
and Southwest Washington Fair Contracting Foundation (FCF) as executive director,
effective May 16. The Portland-based nonprofit organization was established
in 1989 to encourage compliance with federal and state prevailing wage laws.
FCF serves members from Oregon and southwest Washington, and works closely with
both states' labor and industries offices, as well as workers' compensation
divisions and contractor licensing agencies. Springer served 16 years in the
Oregon House and Senate from 1981 to 1996.
the recent meeting of the shareholders and directors of Metro One Telecommunications,
William D. Rutherford was reelected chairman of the board. Metro One,
ranked one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, with a market
capitalization approaching $1 billion, was recently named to the S&P small
cap 600 index and added to the Russell 2000 index. Rutherford has been a director
McCulloch & Bennett is pleased to announce that Arthur E. Coyne and
Walter Weiss Jr. have joined the firm as associates. They can be reached
at 1300 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 3000, Portland, Ore. 97201; telephone: (503)
228-8588; fax: (503) 228-0057; e-mail: AC@pmblaw.com
21 years at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Guy C. Stephenson has joined
the law department at Weyerhaeuser Company as senior legal counsel, where his
assignments include litigation management, insurance coverage and admiralty
matters. He can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
phone number in the 2001 Membership Directory for Robert D. Lowry should
be (541) 687-7592.
Vallerand, mediator, arbitrator and pro-tem juvenile judge in Lane County,
along with Jerry Casby, mediator, arbitrator and former Oregon assistant
attorney general, and Cheryl Buckley, mediator and facilitator, have
joined The Resolution Consortium. TRC provides a range of ADR services in western
and central Oregon, helping parties to determine and implement the most effective
ADR choice for their particular needs. In addition to Vallerand, Casby and Buckley,
TRC consists of other ADR professionals with a wide range of business and educational
experience. They can be reached at (541) 689-7311 or at P.O. Box 51332, Eugene,
C. Breithaupt, a partner in the taxation practice group of Stoel Rives,
has been appointed to the Oregon Tax Court, succeeding the Hon. Carl N. Byers,
who retired April 30. At Stoel Rives, Breithaupt divided his practice among
taxation matters, business transactions and estate planning. He did substantial
work in areas involving state and local taxation of interstate businesses, exempt
organizations and health-care providers and regularly represented taxpayers
before the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Tax Court. He was a member
of Stoel Rives' family and closely held business group and also worked in the
area of estate planning for business owners. He serves as a board member of
DePaul Treatment Centers, Oregon Tax Research and Lutheran Family Services.
He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark
College and is coach of its National Tax Moot Court Team.
Burke, previously a Multnomah County deputy district attorney, has accepted
an appointment as an associate professor at Hofstra University School of Law
in Hempstead, N.Y. Since moving from Portland in 1999, Burke has been practicing
Leah C. Lively has joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky in the Portland office as an associate in the firm's litigation department. Her areas of focus will be general commercial and employment litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Lively was an associate at Miller Nash and also served as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County. Lively is a member of the Oregon and California State Bars.
Nash announces that Lou Henry, formerly a partner of the firm and recently
senior corporate counsel and vice president of U.S. Bancorp, has returned as
a partner. U.S. Bancorp is a long-standing client of Miller Nash. Henry joined
Miller Nash in 1981 after graduating from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis
& Clark College. Henry was a partner from 1988 until leaving in 1999 to
go to U.S. Bancorp. His practice focuses on commercial lending, secured financing,
commercial loan workouts and restructurings and corporate bankruptcy matters.
E. Cohen has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office as a member
of the firm's business practice group. His practice focuses on commercial and
business transactions, creditors' rights and bankruptcy. Cohen is a member of
the Oregon and Washington State bars and is currently the chair of the OSB Debtor-Creditor
joining Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office is Robert C. Kline Jr.
Kline is a member of the firm's commercial litigation practice group. He received
his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998.
D. Caron is pleased to announce that after 12 years of practice with the
Vancouver firm of Morse & Bratt, he has opened his own practice. He will
continue to emphasize civil litigation and is designated of counsel to Morse
& Bratt. He can be reached by phone at (360) 699-3001 or (503) 222-0275;
or by e-mail at email@example.com.
member Matthew Lay has been named senior technician reviewer in Branch
2 of the passthroughs and special industries division of the Office of Chief
Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He will continue to work primarily
on regulations and rulings relating to the federal income taxation of partnerships,
S corporations and trusts.
A. Kanter has joined Smith, Freed, Chock & Eberhard as a member of the
firm's construction defect team. Kanter previously practiced construction defect
litigation in the San Francisco area. He received his J.D. from Wake Forest
University in 1997.
Adler has joined Speer, Hoyt, Jones, Poppe, Wolf & Griffith. Her practice
will continue to emphasize estate planning, real estate and business law. She
may be reached at 975 Oak St., Suite 700, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 485-5151;
fax: (541) 485-5168; website: www.speerhoyt.com.
Arms has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public
Defender Services in June as a staff attorney. He attended the University of
California, Hastings, where he received his J.D. in 1999. Arms is a member of
the California State Bar and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in March 2001.
Previously, he worked as a staff attorney for the Coalition on Homelessness
in San Francisco.
J. 'Chuck' Pruitt, a partner at Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has
successfully completed the Oregon Executive MBA (OEMBA) program and has been
awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon.
Pruitt will continue to provide legal counsel to clients in Oregon and Washington
on general business, corporate, real estate and litigation matters.
C. Hall has joined the Portland office of Enron North America as senior
counsel. Hall provides legal advice to Enron's energy traders on issues of wholesale
power trading in California and the West, and assists with structured-power
transactions and negotiates power trading contracts. Hall is a former associate
with the energy and telecommunications practice group of Stoel Rives.
S. Abrams has opened his new office at 8 N. State St., Suite 301, Lake Oswego,
Ore. 97035. His phone number is (503) 635-3546, and his fax number is (503)
636-8512. You may also reach him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cowan has been appointed assistant attorney general in the labor and employment
section of the General Counsel Division of the Oregon Department of Justice.
During law school, Cowan clerked for the Trial and Appellate Divisions of the
Department of Justice. After graduating from law school at Willamette University,
he was in private practice with a Portland firm before joining the department
Wasserman has been appointed as chief civil attorney of the appellate division
of the Oregon Department of Justice. Wasserman received his his J.D. from the
University of Utah College of Law, where he was law review editor and Order
of the Coif. He clerked for the Oregon Court of Appeals for over two years before
joining the Department of Justice in 1980. He transferred to the general counsel
division as opinion coordinator, amicus coordinator and public records coordinator
from 1987 until 1991.
Portland business attorney William C. Campbell has been elected chair of Ater Wynne. Thomas A. Balmer has been re-elected managing partner. Both will continue to serve on the firm's management committee. Campbell chairs the firm's emerging business group. He serves as general counsel for both public and private emerging growth companies in the fields of Internet and telecommunications, software, integrated circuit design, test and measurement hardware and biotechnology. Balmer's practice emphasizes antitrust, civil litigation and public law. He rejoined Ater Wynne in 1997 after serving for four years as deputy attorney general for the state of Oregon. He has also served with the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. +