Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2004

Moves

Portland attorney Robert F. Demary announces the relocation of his office to 1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 2400, Portland OR 97205. The new telephone number is (503) 727-0600, and new fax: (503) 727-0601. Demary will continue to focus his practice on family law and domestic relations matters.

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Vern Francissen has been elected to equity partnership at Gardner, Carton & Douglas, a general practice firm having offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. He continues to practice in intellectual property, focusing on patent litigation and prosecution for advanced electronics and software technology. He can be reached at 191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3700, Chicago IL 60606-1698; phone: (312) 569-1477; fax: (312) 569-3477.

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Heather R. Tourville announces the opening of her office at 15431 S.E. 82nd Drive, Suite J, Clackamas, OR 97015. You can contact her by phone: (503) 722-2002; email: heather@tourvillelaw.com, or via the web at www.tourvillelaw.com. Tourville’s practice focuses on general business law, employment issues, municipal and commercial finance, estate planning and landlord-tenant law. Previously, she was an associate at Preston Gates & Ellis where she represented municipalities and financial institutions in bond transactions.

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The Immigration Law Office of Hecht & Smith announces that Teuta V. Norman has become a partner in the firm. Norman will continue to practice solely in the field of immigration law, with an emphasis on business and health care immigration-related matters in the Eugene office.

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Kevin B. Dull was recently hired by Metro as its labor and employee relations manager. Dull received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and his MBA from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Dull was also recently hired as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix where he teaches employment law and human resource management.

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Donna J. Coningsby and Clint Feekes have joined Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness, a Seattle intellectual property law firm. Coningsby is an associate in the computer software practice group. Her practice encompasses patent procurement with an emphasis on the computer software arts. She joins the firm most recently from Digeo Inc., a Washington company that develops advanced television technology, where she served as senior patent counsel. Feekes is a contract lawyer also in the computer software practice group. He began his legal career in Oregon and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Perkins Coie welcomes back Jeanette Thomas as of counsel in the corporate finance group. She rejoins Perkins Coie’s Portland office after practicing for three years at Stoel Rives. Prior to practicing at Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie, Thomas practiced in New Your City. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Long Island University/C.W. Post, and her juris doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993.

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Stoel Rives welcomes nine attorneys to their Portland firm. Justin Boose returns to Stoel Rives as an associate in the firm’s energy & telecommunications practice group, where his practice focuses on regulated and unregulated energy transactions on behalf of utilities, independent power producers and power marketers. Boose also has litigation experience involving commercial, employment and construction disputes. Saskia De Boer is an associate in the firm’s wealth management practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, she was the public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette. De Boer was a summer associate with Stoel Rives in 2001 and Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in 2002. Sarah Dumont is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, she was an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and a paralegal at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein in San Francisco. Sara Gray is an associate in the firm’s corporate practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, she worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., where her positions included professional staff member for the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Sherwood Boehlert and special assistant to the director of nonproliferation and national Security at the Department of Energy. Matthew Kalmanson is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, he was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. Kalmanson received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999. Kelly Knivila returns to the firm as of counsel in the firm’s litigation practice group. Previously, she was senior assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice. Her practice focuses on state and federal civil litigation matters with an emphasis on health care and complex civil disputes. Michele McNeil is an associate in the firm’s labor & employment practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Ancer Haggerty of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Matthew Phillips is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. He concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and litigation directed to electronics- and computer-related technologies. Before joining Stoel Rives, he served as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and was an associate with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering’s Washington, D.C. office. Timothy Snider is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, he was a summer associate in Stoel Rives’ Portland office and a law clerk for Saalfeld Griggs in Salem and Kathleen T. Zellner and Associates in Naperville, Ill.

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Shawn N. Menashe has joined the law firm of Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Menashe received his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2003. He also received a bachelors degree in political science from the U of O in 2000.

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Tristyne M.E. Huffman announces the opening of her law practice, Adoption Options & Legal Services. Her office is located at 877 Mint Meadow Way, Springfield, OR 97477. You may contact her by phone and facsimile at (541) 747-8774, by email at thuffman@ao-ls.com or through her website at www.ao-ls.com. Her practice will focus solely on providing legal services regarding adoptions for birth parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, adults and relatives. In addition, Huffman is an adoption worker for an independent adoption agency where she prepares home studies and provides post-assignment services and post-placement support for adoptive families.

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Stoel Rives announces the promotion of three new principals in the firm’s Oregon office. William Clydesdale’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating public and private acquisition and disposition transactions, seed and venture capital financings and other equity and debt investments. He also regularly advises publicly and privately held clients, including start-ups and early-stage companies, on a wide variety of corporate and strategic/business issues. Andrew Davis has a real estate and finance practice that includes extensive experience in complex commercial real estate transactions and matters, including acquisitions, financing, management, leasing and ownership. He has particular expertise in real estate finance and investment. Davis’ clients include institutional and private real estate companies, advisors, investors, developers and owners of commercial real estate, among others. Steven Hull has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on securities, financing and acquisition transactions. He has experience in both public and private financings, including venture capital financings and handling mergers and acquisitions.

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Erin K. Olson has joined the firm of David Slader Trial Lawyers, a Portland civil litigation firm specializing in the representation of crime victims. Olson will continue the firm’s focus on recovering compensation for victims of physical and sexual abuse, adding expertise in the area of elder abuse and financial exploitation. Prior to joining the firm, Olson was a prosecutor with the Multnomah County district attorney’s office for more than five years and for the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for four years.

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Lane Powell Spears Lubersky announces the election of Tanya A. Durkee to partnership in its Portland office. Durkee focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including the areas of banking, antitrust and trade regulation, tort and consumer defense. She earned her B.A. from the University of Oregon and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. She is proficient in Chinese and has lived and worked in China.

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Former Washington Superior Court judge and executive director of the governor’s office of Indian Affairs, Debora Juarez, has joined Williams, Kastner & Gibbs as of counsel in the firm’s Seattle office. In her new position, Juarez will concentrate on economic development in Indian country, providing legal counsel to tribes and their partners in a wide variety of business, environmental and regulatory issues. She joins the firm as part of its concentrated effort to offer a wide range of legal services to tribal governments, including counsel relating to economic development and inter-governmental relationships with federal, state and local governments.

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Perkins Coie announces the addition of Michael W. Large to its Portland office, where he is an associate in the litigation practice. Large was most recently a law clerk to Hon. Procter Hug, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He was a summer associate in Perkins Coie’s Portland office in 2001.

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John A. Cochran has joined the law offices of Duffy Kekel, located in downtown Portland. His practice will focus primarily on commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development, leasing, business acquisitions and construction litigation. Cochran previously worked as an associate attorney with Myatt Bell & Cheyne, Beaverton, where he practiced in the areas of business and real estate law.

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Wyers & Haskell announces the addition of two new associates to the firm. Lisa Knight Davies is a 2003 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she earned a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. She plans to focus her practice in the areas of environmental, real estate and land use law, with an emphasis in land use permitting and development in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. E. Johnson Dunn is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a seasoned trial attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and domestic relations law. Dunn also serves as prosecutor for the City of Hood River. Prior to entering private practice, Dunn served as deputy district attorney in Clackamas, Hood River and Multnomah Counties. Davies and Dunn can be reached at: Wyers & Haskell, 216 Columbia Ave., P.O. Box 417, Hood River, OR 97031; www.gorgelaw.com; phone: (541) 386-2221.

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Priscilla Maloney announces that she has moved her law practice to downtown Portland. She will be sharing office space with Michelle Burrows and Michele Kohler. Her new address is 618 N.W. Glisan St., Suite 203, Portland, OR 97209. Her phone number is (503) 226-1090. Her email remains priscilla.maloney@ comcast.net. Maloney was formerly with Harris Law Firm in Hillsboro. She will continue to emphasize criminal defense trial litigation and appeals.

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Gleaves, Swearingen, Potter & Scott announces that Ian T. Richardson is now a partner in the Eugene law firm. Richardson has been associated with the firm since 1997. He practices in the areas of business, taxation, estate planning and probate.

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Bronson James has accepted a position as general counsel and managing consultant with Information Protection Specialties, a Portland-based company offering information security planning to the financial, health care and legal services industries. The Lewis & Clark Law School graduate is active in the ABA Information Security and e-Privacy committees.


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