Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2004

Moves

Saalfeld Griggs, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that Brian G. Moore has recently joined the firm’s real estate and land use practice group in Salem. Moore obtained his bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He obtained his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2004. Moore’s practice will focus on assisting corporations and individuals in real estate transactions and land use applications and development.

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Jeremy T. Vermilyea has been named a shareholder in Jordan Schrader. Vermilyea, whose practice focuses on construction, business law, litigation and estate and succession planning. He practiced with the Anchorage firm of Royce & Brain prior to joining Jordan Schrader in 2000. Vermilyea is a frequent lecturer and author on topics pertinent to the construction industry. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter and serves on its legislative committee as well as on the steering committee of the Young Constructors Forum.

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Jeffrey C. Misley has been re-elected managing partner of Sussman Shank for fiscal year 2005. Nena Cook has been appointed the litigation practice group chair. Michael G. Halligan has been elected to a two-year term succeeding Jeffrey R. Spere as a member of the firm’s management committee. Barry P. Caplan will continue as the practice group chair for the bankruptcy/creditors’ rights group. John E. McCormick will continue as the practice group chair for the business group.

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Julie Krull announces that she has opened her own law office in downtown Portland. After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1996, she represented Spanish-speaking clients at the firm of Squires and Lopez. Krull will continue to practice criminal defense and will also accept immigration cases. She speaks Spanish, and plans to continue to serve the local Latino population. Her office is located at 400 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite 914, Portland, OR 97204. Her phone number is (503) 224-3031.

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Meredith K. Merth has joined the business and estate planning section of Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue. Merth, a recent graduate of Willamette University School of Law, will focus on business law, taxation and estate planning. Merth received her B.A. from Carroll College in 1999 and her J. D. from Willamette University School of Law in 2004. During law school Merth was on the Willamette Law Review.

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Libby Davis is the new assistant dean for career services at the Lewis & Clark Law School. Davis was in private practice before joining the law school as alumni director. Since 1995, Davis has worked as director of career services, where she developed the Pro Bono Honors program, facilitated the highly successful mentor programs and organized numerous other programs and events.

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Ellen Jones is the new director of career services at Lewis & Clark Law School. She served as the director of career services at Willamette University College of Law from October 2001 to May 2004. Jones previously worked for the Juvenile Rights Project, a nonprofit law firm in Portland, first as a staff attorney and later as executive director.

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Lisa LeSage is the new assistant dean for business law programs at Lewis & Clark Law School. She joined the law school staff in 1996 as assistant dean for career services. Prior to that, LeSage was a staff attorney with Oregon Legal Services’ Farmworker office and partner in a law firm, representing clients in state and federal courts and trying several high-profile cases. LeSage is vice-president of the OSB Board of Governors, where she is the current chair of the BOG Access to Justice Committee. In 2002, she received the Oregon State Bar President’s Affirmative Action Award as one of the founders of the OSB diversity section.

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Lisa M. Gramp has joined Marvin, Chorzempa & Larson. Previously, she practiced land use and construction law at the Boston office of Goodwin Procter. She obtained her law degree from Northeastern University in Boston in 2002. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gramp practiced as a designer with several Boston architectural firms. She holds both a masters degree in architecture and a masters in landscape architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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Attorney Andrew D. Barofsky joins the nanotechnology and microtechnology law practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Barofsky will also serve as a member of the firm’s business and technology practice group. Barofsky specializes in corporate law, intellectual property and patent law for science and technology companies. He is a current member of the American Electronics Association, the Software Association of Oregon, Oregon Entrepreneurs Association and Oregon Innovation Network, as well as being active with ONAMI and the Oregon Biosciences Association. He is also a member of the bar associations in Oregon, Massachusetts and Boston and the ABA. Barofsky earned a juris doctor degree from Boston College Law School, an MBA from Boston College and a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Oregon.

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Attorney Kevin Brannon joins Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as shareholder. Brannon specializes in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions for mid-market and emerging growth companies. He was most recently of counsel to Preston Gates & Ellis’ Portland office in its securities, mergers and acquisitions, and emerging growth practice groups. He began practicing corporate, securities and business law in Portland in 1984. Brannon formerly served as founder, chairman, CEO and de facto general counsel of Maryland-based Frederick Brewing Co., and led the company through eight years of rapid growth. He serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum and is a member of the ABA and its Forum on Franchising.

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Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger announces the addition of John M. Dezzani, a 1995 graduate of the University of Oregon Law School and certified financial planner. Prior to joining the firm, Dezzani served in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocates General Corps. He continues to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander. After leaving active duty, Dezzani practiced law with the State of Hawaii’s largest law firm, primarily in the litigation section. He plans to practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, business and real estate law.

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J.D. Williams, formally an associate at Landye Bennett Blumstein, has opened a new law office where he will continue representing Indian tribes and other clients in Indian law matters. Williams is general counsel for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and an appellate judge for the Nisqually Tribe. Williams can be reached at (503)233-0292 or triballaw@comcast.net.

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Davis, Gilstrap, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith in Ashland has changed its name to Davis, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith, following the recent retirement of David V. Gilstrap. The firm announces that former associate Jennifer A. Bridges (upper) has become a shareholder. Bridges practices in the areas of business law, copyright and trademark, and condominiums and planned communities. The firm also welcomes Jennifer L. Crane (lower) to the firm’s litigation practice. Crane received her law degree in 1995 from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, and after practicing for several years in Salt Lake City, has returned to enjoy the quality of life that Southern Oregon offers. Her practice focuses primarily on civil and commercial litigation, land use, water law and domestic relations.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the addition of eight attorneys. Melissa A. Boge joins Schwabe from Preston Gates & Ellis’s Portland office, where she was an associate in the business and intellectual property groups. Boge advises clients on a wide range of issues, including corporate branding and marketing matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, technology commercialization and licensing, corporate governance, e-commerce and privacy matters, and trademark and copyright law. She is active in the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, the Software Association of Oregon, City Club of Portland and the Business Law Section of the OSB. Jeffrey D. Hern joins Schwabe’s business litigation practice group. He recently graduated with a juris doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law and holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Denison University. W. Randy Miller, Jr. most recently served as a summer associate at Schwabe after earning a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. During law school, he was a legal clerk at Vial Fotheringham. Prior to attending law school, Miller worked as an internal auditor for Les Schwab Tire Company and as a police officer in Sunriver, Ore. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1989-1995 and earned a B.S. in business management from Linfield College. Intellectual property attorney Pierre Keeley joins Schwabe’s IP and patent practice group. He most recently served as an intern in Intel Corp.’s legal department. He earned a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and an MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Shonee D. Langford served as a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice, and then as a summer associate at Schwabe, while earning her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Christiane R. Fife joins Schwabe after recently earning a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and serving as a summer associate at Schwabe. Allyssa Walton joins Schwabe after serving as a law clerk in the family law section of the Oregon Department of Justice. She earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School. She is involved in non-profit organizations, providing support services to children and families, most recently Eugene Teen Court, Services to Children and Families and Committed Partners for Youth, all in Eugene. Carrie Wood joins Schwabe’s business and corporate law practice group after recently earning a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

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Loree Devery has rejoined Tonkon Torp as the firm’s recruiting manager. A former Tonkon Torp lawyer, Devery was an associate and partner in the firm’s bankruptcy/creditors’ rights department from 1988 through 1998. During that time she also served on the firm’s hiring committee. Prior to returning to Tonkon Torp, she served as executive director of Oregon Women Lawyers.

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Kennedy & Kennedy has moved to 601 S.W. Second Ave., Suite 2050, Portland, OR 97204.

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Zack P. Mittge has joined Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock; a general practice law firm in Eugene. Mittge graduated from the University of Washington and is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He will be practicing in civil litigation emphasizing the areas of land use and real estate. Mittge can be reached at (541) 686-9160.

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Former State Public Defender David E. Groom has relocated his office to 714 S.W. 20th Pl., Portland, OR 97205, where he will share office space with Chilton, Ebbett and Rohr. His phone number is (503) 771-3587. He continues to emphasize criminal appellate law in state courts, including appointed and retained appeals, felony or misdemeanor.

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Ater Wynne has added four new attorneys. John D. Walch uses a strategic approach to design, build and maintain clients’ benefits plans, including ESOPs, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, defined benefit and welfare benefit plans. He is of counsel with the business group. Walch has more than 15 years’ experience, including several years with Standard Insurance Co.’s retirement plans division. Sarah K. Wallace joins Ater Wynne’s regulated industries practice as an associate, emphasizing telecommunications, environmental and energy law. She has represented clients in state courts and state administrative agencies in both Oregon and Washington. Wallace has an LL.M. in environmental & natural resources law from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996. Andrea M. Wendt is an associate with the litigation group. She handles general business litigation as well as employment law, defense of products liability claims and environmental and regulatory litigation. Wendt is a recent graduate of Hastings College of Law, University of California. Nathan A. Karman returns to the firm as an associate in the litigation and business groups. He began his career with Ater Wynne as a summer associate in 2003. Karman is a recent graduate of Duke University School of Law.

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Jacob Carroll has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the General Counsel Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Carroll received his bachelor of arts degree from Marquette University, master of science and J.D. degrees from Syracuse University and master of law from the University of Washington. During law school, he clerked for the Washington attorney general’s office, high technology unit. After law school graduation, he served as land acquisition coordinator for Habitat for Humanity and was in private practice in Portland.

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Ben Hartman has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Hartman received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas and an LL.M. degree from the University of Edinburgh. Hartman has been in private practice in New York City and has served as an intern for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

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Heather Tourville has left her private practice and joined Wellsource, Inc., an Oregon-based health promotion software company, as executive vice president and general counsel. The company is located at 15431 S.E. 82nd Dr., P.O. Box 569, Clackamas, OR 97015; phone: (503) 656-7446; fax: (503) 650-0880; email: heathert@wellsource.com; website: www.wellsource.com.


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