BTI International Law Office announces that Tifani M. Parrilli has joined as a partner. Her practice continues to focus on employment-based immigration law, including temporary work visas, professor and researcher petitions, labor certifications, permanent resident applications and citizenship. She can be reached at: BTI International Law Office, 5285 S.W. Meadows Road, Suite 370, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; email: email@example.com; phone: (503) 620-5870.
Timothy J. Sosinski has joined the Southwestern Oregon Public Defenders in Coos County. Sosinski received his J.D. from Tulane University in 2002. During law school, Sosinski worked as a clerk for the Federal Public Defenders in New Orleans, La.
Kristi Blazer announces the opening of Missouri River Law Office in Craig, Mont. She will continue to handle civil litigation and governmental advocacy. Her practice will also focus on the representation of attorneys involved in the lawyer discipline system. Given her location in a small fly-fishing town, she will expand her practice to become a general practitioner. All of her new contact information can be found at missouririverlaw.com.
John T. Carr and Todd E. Schwartz announce the formation of Carr & Schwartz, specializing in regulatory and compliance matters facing SEC and state-based registered investment advisory firms. Currently, the firm has over 100 investment advisory clients throughout the Northwest and Alaska. Carr graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1991. Previously, he was a sole practitioner specializing in securities, medical and business law. Schwartz graduated from Willamette University in 1986 and the University of Oregon Law School in 1991. Previously, Schwartz held positions as corporate counsel for Inteliant Corp. and as an administrative law judge for the Oregon Employment Department. Contact the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (503) 635-5244.
After the birth of her second son in June and a four-month maternity leave that seemed to fly by, Susan B. Dussault has resumed her practice as a contract attorney, providing freelance services to lawyers needing assistance with litigation and employment law matters. She is admitted to practice in Oregon, California and Colorado. You may reach her at (503) 709-0881 or email@example.com.
Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan announces that Robert A. Bennett has returned to his family law practice after an extended family leave of absence. Bennett is available for referrals in all areas of family law, mediation, arbitration and for service as a reference judge in family law matters.
Felicia Gniewosz Holgate is the new executive director of the Occupational Therapy Licensing Board at the State Office Building in Portland and can be reached at (503) 731-4048.
Chris Gilmore has joined the Office of Washington County Counsel to fill the spot left by Alan Rappleyeas appointment as Beaverton city attorney. Gilmore has been an associate with Berry and Elsner, a firm that represents government clients exclusively. He will be responsible for land use, assessment and taxation and other matters.
Mark Johnson, Jeffrey F. Renshaw, and Bradley C. Lechman-Su announce the formation of their new law firm, Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su. Johnson is a former president of the OSB and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. His practice emphasizes appellate litigation, motion practice and adoptions. Renshaw is an accomplished trial attorney with particular expertise in resolving complex financial issues in family law cases. Lechman-Su, a prominent child custody and juvenile court lawyer, focuses on interstate and international family law disputes and community nonprofit organizations. The firm will engage in a governmental advocacy practice, providing clients with representation before courts, administrative agencies and legislative bodies, with an emphasis on family law, international law and non-governmental organizations. They can be reached at Johnson Renshaw & Lechman-Su, 420 Weatherly Building, 516 S.E. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 224-1640; fax: (503) 224-0092.
Landye Bennett Blumstein welcomes Kyle Sciuchetti and J. D. Williams as associates. Sciuchetti, a former prosecutor, will focus his practice on civil litigation and corporate, administrative and employment law. Williams will work on: energy law; Indian corporate, business, and commercial formations and transactions; federal Indian law, including gaming and housing and tribal law and policy. Previously, he was the managing attorney for the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon.
Randall Vogt opened a solo practice Nov. 1, emphasizing criminal defense and personal injury law. His new address is 2125 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201; phone: (503) 228-9858; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkins Coie announces the addition of Lynne M. Paretchan as an associate in the environmental and natural resources group. Paretchan focuses on water resources and water quality issues. She earned her master of water resources degree and her juris doctorate with honors from the University of New Mexico.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon has hired Maya Crawford for the Multnomah County office. Crawford has joined the pro bono unit and coordinates the senior law and domestic violence projects. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and was the student pro bono coordinator during law school.
Gordon & Polscer has relocated its Portland office to the Peterkort Centre, where its practice will continue to offer focused and pro-active representation in insurance coverage matters and complex litigation. Over the past 10 years, the firm has grown to include offices both in Portland and Seattle. The firm can be reached at 9755 S.W. Barnes Road, Suite 650, Portland, OR 97225. Fax and phone numbers remain the same; phone: (503) 242-2922; fax: (503) 242-1264.
The Law Offices of Kara H. Daley moved in December to its newly acquired office building at 1717 N.W. Grant Ave. in Corvallis, in between 14th Street and Kings Boulevard. The phone number remains the same: (541) 738-2445.
Eva Shih Herrera, formerly of Hull, Henricks & MacRae in Austin, Texas, has joined the labor and employment group of Stinson Morrison Hecker, 1850 N. Central Ave., Suite 2100, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
After seven years in private practice and 23 years as an administrative law judge for the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB), William Greer announces his transition to a full-time practice as a labor arbitrator. While at ERB, he was the editor of Labor and Employment LawPublic Sector (Oregon State Bar CLE) and served as the lead author of The State Personnel Relations Law Digest, published by ERB. Since 1996, on a part-time basis, Greer has arbitrated primarily private sector labor disputes in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. His address is P.O. Box 80847, Portland, OR 97280.
Jeanne Smith & Associates of Corvallis has added two attorneys. Nadine Davison joined the firm in October as an associate attorney emphasizing estate planning and adoption. Previously, Davison was a litigator in private practice in Washington, D.C. and with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick. Jay R. Faulconer also joined the firm in October as an associate attorney whose practice areas include real property, land use and business law. Faulconer earned his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where he served as technical editor of the Willamette Law Review.
Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger announce the addition of a new associate, Joel Howe, a 2003 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He plans to focus his practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, business and real estate law.
Gerald H. Itkin, recently retired former deputy Multnomah County attorney and litigation manager, has taken a one-year special assignment as a prosecutor with the Key West, Fla., states attorneys office. Upon its completion, he will return to the Portland area. While in Key West he can be reached at email@example.com and (305) 292-3400.
Hafez Daraee and Kathleen J. Doll have recently joined Rycewicz & Chenoweth as associates. Daraee, formerly with Kent Custis, is a 1993 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He will continue to represent clients in real estate, construction and commercial transactions and litigation in Oregon and Washington courts. Doll is a 2003 graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where she was editor-in-chief of Environmental Law. Her practice will include environmental and land use law, as well as general civil litigation.
Jay D. Hull has joined Davis Wright Tremaines Portland office as a partner, where his practice will focus on complex business transactions of all kinds, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance and commercial transactions in the telecommunications industry. Formerly a partner with DWT from 1991 to 1998, Hull returns to the firm after a five-year stint as assistant general counsel with XO Communications.
Richarad J. Vangelisti has established Vangelisti Law Offices, which focuses its practice on personal injury and consumer law. The firm may be contacted at 1001 S.W. 5th Ave., Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 595-4131; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ater Wynne has named David Connell and Dan Larsen as partners in the firms Portland office. Connell advises clients on tax and business matters, such as the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and financings of public and private companies, and the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies. He also regularly advises tax-exempt organizations. Connell joined Ater Wynne in 1997. Larsen practices general litigation and dispute resolution, emphasizing commercial litigation and trademark disputes. He has particular expertise in federal court matters. Larsen joined the firm in 1996.
Miller Nash welcomes four attorneys to the firms Portland office. Nathan Gerhardt, a member of the firms business department, focuses his practice on business and real estate transactions, corporate law and emerging business, technology and e-commerce (EBTEC). Before pursuing a legal career, Gerhardt served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Gerhardt earned his law degree at the University of Oregon, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, co-chairman of the Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association and a staff member of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. Ashley S. Hohimer is a member of the firms business department and focuses her practice on creditors rights, with an emphasis on bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the OSB Debtor/Creditor Section. Hohimer received her law degree from Emory University School of Law, where she served as a managing editor for the Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Sarah A. Lowinger is a member of the firms litigation department and focuses her practice on general litigation matters. She previously served as judicial clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals for Hon. Rick Haselton. Lowinger received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editorial board member of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Erin Truax is a member of the firms litigation department. Truax received her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she served as associate editor of the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law.
Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman welcomes Paul A. Mendonsa as a partner to the firm. He can be reached at their 5285 S.W. Meadows Road, Suite 101, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; phone: (503) 684-6200; fax: (503) 684-3245; www.bstz.com.