Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2004

Moves

Kell, Alterman & Runstein announces that Dennis Steinman has become a partner in the firm. He joined the firm in 2001. His practice concentrates on commercial, franchise and corporate law, as well as civil rights and ADA litigation. Steinman is also noted for his legal work with the hearing-impaired and is fluent in sign language. He received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he is currently an adjunct professor of law as well.

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Steven C. Burke has moved to 4248 Galewood, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Burke will continue his business litigation practice and specialties in construction and employment matters. He can be reached at (503) 675-4313, or AttorneySBurke@ comcast.net.

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Layne & Lewis has moved its offices to 111 S.W. Columbia St., Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97201; phone: (503) 295-1882; fax: (503) 295-2057 (both numbers unchanged). The firm continues to emphasize claims against stockbrokers and investment related litigation. The move is part of a new office sharing arrangement with Paul Bocci and Erich Hoffmann, Robert McGaughey, Elizabeth Trainor and Lex F. Page.

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Capt. Shawn Gordon of the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps is joining the 4th Aviation Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division as the command judge advocate and trial counsel. Gordon will be advising the chain of command of the 4th Aviation Brigade on operational law issues, as well as handling the military justice cases for the brigade. The 4th Aviation Brigade, along with Gordon and his staff, deployed to Iraq in late February.

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Garvey, Schubert & Barer announces its 2004 management team. Attorneys Larry J. Brant, Stephen J. Connolly and Robert C. Weaver, Jr. have been re-elected as the management team of the Portland office. Brant specializes in taxation, business law and mergers and acquisitions. He will lead the Portland office’s business group. Connolly specializes in corporate and real estate law. Weaver specializes in complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense; he has been selected to lead the firm’s litigation group. Connolly and Keith Dubanevich have been selected to serve on the firm’s Portland office executive committee in 2004. Dubanevich specializes in litigation, healthcare and antitrust law.

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Steven L. Shropshire has been named a shareholder in Jordan Schrader. Shropshire joined the firm in Fall 2001. His practice includes the evaluation and conveyance of water rights, the permitting and adjudication of new water rights, water right transfers and the creation of mitigation plans for agricultural, municipal and industrial uses. Previously, Shropshire was in private practice at Denver and Portland firms, where he focused on water law and natural resources law.

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Lewis & Clark College has named David G. Ellis, associate dean of administration and director of the business law program at Lewis & Clark Law School, as vice president, secretary of the college and general counsel. Ellis began his new duties on Jan. 1. He will manage the college’s legal business and provide legal support, advice and assistant to the board of trustees, administration and college departments.

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Penny Davis, Richard Pagnano and Mark M. Williams have merged firms to create Davis, Pagnano & Williams. Jon Fritzler and Tim McNeil are associates of the firm. The new firm will do business as The Elder Law Firm, and will emphasize estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, probate, long-term care cost planning and attorney ethics defense, in their new offices in the U.S. Bancorp Tower. The firm is located at 111 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1890, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 452-5050; fax: (503) 452-5054; e-mail: (attorney’s first name)@theelderlaw.com.

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Chris Burnett announces the opening of his own law office. Burnett has practiced in Washington County since January 2000. He will have a general practice with a continued emphasis on domestic relations law. Burnett graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1999. His office is located in the Lincoln Center, 10260 S.W. Greenburg Road, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97223; phone: (503) 535-8801; fax: (503) 579-5489; e-mail chrisburnett@ comcast.com.

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Tonkon Torp announces that Jon P. Stride has been elected the firm’s managing board chair. Mark F. LeRoux and Joseph S. Voboril have been elected to the firm’s managing board for three-year terms. Stride, a litigation attorney, represents businesses and individuals in commercial disputes ranging from breach of contract to unfair trade practices to intellectual property claims. He has particular experience in intellectual property issues. Stride joined Tonkon Torp in 1990 following a career as a high school teacher and counselor, becoming a partner in 1996. He has actively participated in the firm’s sponsorship of the Southeast Legal Clinic, where he has represented indigent clients with a variety of legal needs. He is active in the OSB Diversity Committee. LeRoux is a tax attorney and head of the tax department whose practice emphasizes federal, state and local taxation and the relationship and impact those areas of taxation have on both business transactions and personal investments. He also engages in a general business practice, with a particular emphasis on partnerships and limited liability companies. LeRoux has been a partner at Tonkon Torp since 1990 and is the former chair of the firm’s business department. Voboril’s practice is concentrated on commercial real estate transactions and land use. He has developed a wide range of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate law. Voboril serves as head of Tonkon Torp’s real estate practice group. Other managing board members are Bruce G. Berning and Steven M. Wilker.

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Annette Mulee has joined the Perkins Coie as a partner in the Portland office corporate group. Mulee’s practice emphasizes counseling and transactional work for emerging growth and technology clients. She served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of RadiSys Corp. until early 2002; previously she was a partner with the Stoel Rives law firm. Since early 2002, Mulee has provided outsourced general counsel services to emerging growth and technology companies.

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The Law Offices of Alan Graf have expanded. On April 17, the firm moved downstairs from Suite 370 at 1020 S.W. Taylor to Suite 230, Portland, OR 97205. The phone number, (503) 452-2375, is unchanged. Graf specializes in Social Security disability law and civil rights. The new and larger office will accommodate the National Lawyer’s Guild’s nascent Northwest Constitutional Rights Center, (503) 241-0260, specializing in police abuse cases. In addition, Aaron Varhola is relocating his offices to the same address. Varhola specializes in bankruptcy. Varhola’s phone number remains unchanged, (503) 546-7913.

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David C. Rocker has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as an associate attorney. His practice will focus on litigation, emphasizing the areas of products liability and commercial litigation. Previously, Rocker was an associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey and at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1994 and a bachelor of arts from the University of Oregon in 1986. He has written and spoken frequently on litigation topics.

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Ted Bernhard has joined Stoel Rives as a member of the firm’s technology ventures group. His practice focuses on providing counsel to entrepreneurs, investors, venture capital firms, technology transfer organizations and others involved with creating, operating and financing emerging businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Bernhard was managing partner and a founding employee for the Portland-based venture capital firm Cascadia Pacific Management, which managed four institutionally-backed venture funds in Oregon, Washington and Western Canada and financed many of the region’s fastest growing technology companies.

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Rochelle Lessner has joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky’s Portland office as counsel to the firm, where she will concentrate her practice in energy and tax law. Lessner comes to Lane Powell from Ater Wynne, where she was a senior attorney in the regulated industries practice group, representing electric utilities, cogeneration facilities and electricity service providers in business transactions, regulatory proceedings and government affairs. Previously she worked at PNGC Power as director of regulatory affairs and as director of public policy and government for Portland General Electric Co.

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The city of Portland has apponted Linda Meng as city attorney, effective Feb. 26, 2004. Meng replaces Jeffrey L. Rogers, who retired after 19 years with the city.

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Caroline R. Guest has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick’s Portland office as a shareholder. She specializes in employment law and litigation. Guest has defended employers of all sizes in state and federal employment litigation, including sexual harassment, disability, age, race and gender discrimination, wrongful discharge and breach of contract cases. She also has expertise in successor liability issues, particularly in regard to wage issues. Prior to joining the firm, Guest spent nine years at Davis Wright Tremaine.

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Mount Tabor Legal Services welcomes Scott W. Lee as a senior associate in the litigation department. Lee earned his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He joins Mount Tabor from Bertoni and Todd, where he litigated dependency and family law cases. His practice emphasizes civil litigation, adoption, ADR and probate. He is a board member for the Juvenile Rights Project. Lee can be reached at (503) 236-1603 or slee@ mttaborlegal.com.

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Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that Emily N. Jerome has become a shareholder of the firm. Jerome began working for the firm as a summer associate in 1994. She is widely recognized in Oregon as a land-use expert and a trusted counselor on local government law. She chairs the Land Use and Environmental Law Section of the Lane County Bar.

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Harrang Long Gary Rudnick welcomes Sivhwa (Hwa) Go as an associate with the firm’s government practice. Go earned her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she completed the business law program. While attending law school, Go served as editor-in-chief of the Oregon Law Review and as a member of the moot court board. She is a former summer associate with the firm and also clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice.


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