Sussman Shank welcomes Harry M. Hanna as special counsel of the firm. Hanna practiced law for 38 years in Portland, most previously as a shareholder at Hanna Strader. Hannas practice will continue to focus on business law, real estate, taxation, estate and wealth preservation planning and probate.
Tonkon Torp welcomes three associates to the firms litigation and business departments. Michael Callier is an associate in the litigation department. He earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law in 2004. Callier previously interned with Gov. Kitzhabers legal counsel during Oregons 2001 legislative session, externed at the U.S. District Court and clerked for the Lane County Circuit Court. Michael Millender is an associate in the business department. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Millender completed a two-year judicial clerkship in federal court. He earned his J.D. at the University of Iowa College of Law in 2002, where he graduated second in his class. In addition to his J.D., Millender earned a Ph.D. in history at Princeton University in 1996. Ava Schoen is an associate in the litigation department. In 2003, she spent six months as an intern in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where she assisted in the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic. Prior to that assignment, Schoen was an associate at the New York office of the Salans law firm in the litigation and arbitration department. She earned her J.D. at Fordham University School of Law in 2001. Tonkon Torp also announces that two OSB members have been promoted to partner in the firms Olympia office: Robin Dale, long-term care, and Erik Price, government and regulatory issues.
Davis Wright Tremaine has recently hired five new associate attorneys for its Portland office: Jeff N. Evans received a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and a B.S. in economics from George Fox University. Evans plans to focus his practice on real estate and land use. Jeffrey D. Jones received a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law and a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Jones plans to focus his practice on corporate diversity counseling, employment law and litigation. Jeni Lassell received a juris doctorate from University of Oregon School of Law and a B.A.in biology & society at Cornell University. Lassell plans to focus her practice on business transactions and tax. P. Andrew McStay, Jr. received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, a master of philosophy and a master of arts in American history from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts in history from Yale University. McStay plans to focus his practice on litigation. William D. Miner received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. in political science from the University of Oregon. Miner plans to focus his practice on litigation.
Andrew Altschul, previously of Stoel Rives, has opened his own practice providing employment law services to employers and employees in California, Oregon and Washington, and handling ERISA denial of benefit litigation for employer-sponsored plans. Altschul earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995 and was certified as a senior professional in human resources in 2004. He can be contacted at Altschul Law Office, 117 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 417-0444; fax: (503) 417-0501; e-mail: andrew@portlandemploymentlaw. com; web: www.portlandemploymentlaw. com (under construction).
Betsy A. Gregory has joined the Portland law firm of Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad as an associate lawyer. Gregory will practice civil litigation, business and corporate law and construction law. In 2003, Gregory received her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Gregory is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a B.S. in environmental policy and behavior in 1998.
Timothy J. Resch has rejoined the Portland law firm of Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad following four years with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The tribunal was mandated to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the former Yugoslavia since 1991. Resch served as legal officer with the Office of the Prosecutor located in The Hague, The Netherlands. He worked on the prosecution of the leaders of the Bosnian Serb Republic charged with crimes against humanity during the conflict in Bosnia in 1992. Resch traveled extensively throughout the former Yugoslavia during the pre-trial investigative phase of this case. During trial, he led the testimony of a number of witnesses, including survivors of massacres and former military officials. Resch also worked on the prosecution of a police officer who participated in the murder of over 220 prisoners in August 1992.
Dan Grinfas has joined Stoel Rives as of counsel to the firms 35-lawyer labor and employment section. He will counsel employers and conduct management and employee training in a variety of employment-related areas, including workplace harassment, wage and hour laws, family leave and disability laws, policy writing and employer record-keeping requirements. Grinfas comes to Stoel Rives from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, where he served as program coordinator of the Technical Assistance for Employers program since 1998. He previously served as a senior investigator in the bureaus civil rights division. Grinfas is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his bachelor of science in applied mathematics and economics, and of Willamette University College of Law, where he received his law degree.
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky announces the election to partnership of two attorneys in its Portland, office. Pilar C. French focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation. She has litigation experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels involving a wide range of issues, including cases involving banking and lender liability, claims concerning fair credit reporting, unlawful trade practices, securities and accounting malpractice. Benjamin G. Lenhart is a corporate attorney experienced with mergers and acquisitions (representing both acquirers and targets), corporate finance and securities transactions and representing start-up and emerging growth companies.
Stoel Rives welcomes eight new associates to their Portland office. Ava Bartley returns to Stoel Rives as an associate in the firms wealth management section. She divides her practice between estate planning and estate and trust administration and a general business practice emphasizing family and closely-held businesses. She received her J.D., order of the coif, from the University of Oregon School of Law and her B.A. in business administration with departmental honors from the University of Puget Sound. Bartley is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Brad Daniels is an associate in the firms litigation practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, he was a law clerk to the Hon. R. William Riggs of the Oregon Supreme Court (2003-04) and a law clerk to the Hon. Leonard B. Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2002-03). Daniels received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from the University of Oregon. Kathleen Doll is an associate in the firms natural resources permitting and development section. Before joining Stoel Rives, she was an associate at Rycewicz & Chenoweth. Doll received her J.D. and certificate in environmental and natural resource law from Lewis & Clark Law School and her B.A. from the University of Washington (1993). Sean Gay is an associate in the firms land use, construction and design section. Before joining Stoel Rives, Gay worked in the construction industry in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. He has worked on projects owned by Microsoft Corporation; Frito Lay, the U.S. Postal Service and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, among others. Gay received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law (2004) and his B.A. in civil engineering from Oregon State University (1992). Scott Rickard is an associate in the firms corporate section of the Business Services Group. Before joining Stoel Rives, he was a law clerk for Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk. Rickard received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and his B.A. from Lawrence University. Robin Skarstad is an associate in the firms litigation practice group. Before joining Stoel Rives, she was an associate at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. with honors, from Colgate College. Skarstad is admitted to the state bars of Oregon and New York. Renee Starr is an associate in the firms labor and employment section, working as an employment counselor and as a litigator. Before attending law school, Starr worked as a human resource generalist for TriQuint Semiconductor and Merix. In this capacity, she handled employee relations, employee benefits, workers compensation and FMLA issues. She received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, her MBA from Marylhurst University and her B.A. from the University of Oregon. Paul Tiger is an associate in the firms corporate section of the Business Services Group. Before joining Stoel Rives, Tiger worked as an audit senior in the Portland office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his J.D., order of the coif, from Stanford Law School and his B.A. from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.
Rebecca S. Tuazon has joined Phillip C. Gilbert & Associates as an associate attorney. Her practice will focus on personal injury and business litigation.
R. Gibson Masters has been named partner in the finance, insolvency and real estate practice in the Portland office of Preston, Gates & Ellis. His practice concentrates on commercial transactions focusing on commercial secured transactions, UCC Article 9 perfection and priority issues, foreclosure, structured finance and real estate acquisition and finance. He has represented clients on a wide range of issues, including structuring, negotiating and documenting secured asset-based, syndicated and other lending transactions.
Carol J. McCoog has been named partner in the public and tax credit finance practice in the Portland office of Preston, Gates & Ellis. Her practice focuses on assisting in financing for public entities including cities, counties, school districts, fire districts, urban renewal agencies and state agencies. She serves as primary bond counsel for numerous public bodies, and works as underwriters counsel and trustees counsel on a wide range of public financings.
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that Jillian R. Bruce has joined the firm as a shareholder in their Portland office. Bruces practice specializes in the areas of public law and real estate law. She has provided general counsel advice to government clients in Oregon and Washington and has acted as special counsel to a number of other public entities, including state agencies, cities, urban renewal agencies, port districts, ambulance authorities, school districts and housing authorities. She has regularly represented intergovernmental entities and private partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations on affordable housing and other real estate, public contracting and finance matters.
Michael Mills, Lawyer PC, announces the addition of David W. Jacobson as an associate attorney. Jacobson is a 2004 graduate of the Willamette University College of Law. His practice will focus on business, construction, administrative and hospitality law.
After splitting time between the Seattle and Portland offices of Davis Wright Tremaine, Kristen Gurdin has moved full-time to the firms Portland office. She will expand the Portland offices tax and tax-exempt organizations practice areas. Gurdins experience includes: advising private foundations, public charities and other tax-exempt organizations on tax and nonprofit governance issues; advising donors on tax aspects of charitable gifts; and drafting IRS submissions and opinion letters. In Oregon, she has spoken extensively on nonprofit governance and accountability. She is also the author of numerous articles. Previously, Gurdin practiced exempt organizations law at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C.
Sarah B. Creem has joined the law firm of Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe as an associate attorney. Creem received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 2002 and a B.S. degree in business administration from Walsh College in 1999. She was previously a domestic relations attorney for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic and an attorney for the International Justice Mission in Manila, Philippines.
John Geil has been appointed as the attorney in charge of the commercial and environmental section of the Trial Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Geil received his B.A. from Occidental College and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he was a member of Cornelius Honor Society. After law school graduation, Geil was in private practice in Portland. He joined DOJ in 2000 as a senior assistant attorney general in the torts section of the Trial Division.
Kristen Boyd has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the corrections litigation section of the Trial Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Boyd received her B.A. from John Carroll University and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. After law school graduation, Boyd worked for the Native American Program of Oregon Legal Services, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Certus Consulting Group and, most recently, as law clerk for the Snohomish County Superior Court.
Renee Moulun has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business activities section of the General Counsel Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Moulun received her B.A. with high honors from the University of Hawaii and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she received a Deans fellowship and was a member of Cornelius Honor Society. After law school graduation, she was a clerk for Multnomah County Circuit Court, a staff attorney for Water Watch of Oregon and the Protest Program coordinator for the Department of Water Resources.
Amy Alpaugh has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the opinions unit of the General Counsel Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Alpaugh received her B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. After law school graduation, she clerked for the Oregon Supreme Court before joining the Department of Justice as an honors attorney for two years. Alpaugh then accepted a position in the family law section of DOJs Civil Enforcement Division.
Hermiston Attorney Daniel J. Hill was elected to the Circuit Court for Umatilla and Morrow Counties (6th Judicial District) in the 2004 primary election. Hill has been an attorney in practice in Hermiston since 1990, and in 1990 was also elected as municipal judge for the City of Hermiston. Re-elected twice more, Hill then served for a time as city prosecutor for the City of Hermiston, and most recently was appointed circuit judge pro-tem for Umatilla and Morrow counties, serving in that active capacity half-time for nearly 3 years. Hill also continues to serve as a judge advocate in the Oregon Army National Guard as a lieutenant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert G. Thomson will be serving a one-year detail as assistant counsel with the Office of Professional Responsibility in Washington, D.C., beginning Jan. 3, 2005. He opened the Medford Branch of the Oregon U.S. Attorneys Office in January of 1997 and has watched it grow from a two-person to a seven-person office. Thomson intends to return to the U.S. Attorneys Office upon completion of his detail.
Kathryn Villa-Smith and Julia M. Hagan have been promoted to shareholders in the law firm of Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe. Villa-Smith joined the firm in 1993, and focuses on divorce, child custody and parenting time, abuse and neglect issues, FAPA restraining orders, paternity, modifications, domestic partnerships and grandparents rights. Hagan joined the firm in 1998, and focuses on divorce, child custody and parenting time, juvenile matters, paternity, abuse and neglect issues and third party custody. Both Villa-Smith and Hagan are active in numerous family law organizations and committees for the Oregon State Bar and Multnomah County Bar Association.
Patricia Arjun has joined Gazzola & Hull as an associate.
Paul J. Kelly Jr., Nikes global director of public affairs, will retire from the company in mid-January. During his 17 years at the sports and fitness world leader, Kellys roles have included corporate general counsel and general counsel for Europe/Middle East/Africa. After an extended vacation, Kelly will pursue other professional and personal interests. In the meantime he can be reached in Portland at (503) 702-8268.
Kjersten H. Turpen has joined the litigation section of Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue. Turpen will focus on commercial litigation, including employment litigation, contract disputes and insurance coverage. She joins the Dunn Carney litigation practice group of 18 attorneys who specialize in commercial, employment, insurance and construction litigation and bankruptcy. Previously, Turpen was a litigation associate for Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz and Landsverk, and served as a judicial clerk for Judges Marsh and Hogan in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
Carmela M. Bowns has been appointed an assistant legal counsel in the Legal Counsel Division, Office of the State Court Administrator, Oregon Judicial Department. Bowns received her J.D. from the University of Washington. She practiced education law in Washington, and public agency, environmental and water law in California. Most recently, Bowns solicited, developed and administered contracts for Oregon state agencies, with an emphasis in IT contracting.
The law office of Alan Stuart Graf announces the hire of Kimberly K. Tucker as an associate. Tucker will work in the area of Social Security disability and civil rights law.
Mediator and arbitrator Mark Braverman, after 40 years at the bar is now semi-retired, but is available on a limited basis. He can be reached at (503) 655-9711 or by mail at 2190 River Heights Circle, West Linn, OR 97068. Complicated civil, multi-party and business disputes welcome.
Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) has announced the addition of a program officer, Ann Lininger. Lininger served most recently as co-director of the Community Development Law Center in Portland and helped found Lewis & Clark Law Schools Community Development Law Project. Lininger will fill a program officer position currently held by Alice McCartor, who is leaving MMT in December 2004 after 13 years. Prior to her tenure at the Community Development Law Center, Lininger worked as an attorney in the fields of affordable housing and environmental protection and in private practice.
The Portland office of Perkins Coie recently voted three OSB members as partners. Chris Halls areas of emphasis in the corporate finance practice include public offerings and private financing, securities law compliance and mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. He also has experience in venture capital financing and private equity fund formations. Tom Johnson Jr.s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, including antitrust, intellectual property and securities and shareholder disputes. He currently serves as chair-elect of the OSB Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. Jay Zollingers area of emphasis is complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, securities and corporate governance litigation, product liability, commercial torts and contract litigation. In addition, Steve Hultberg was voted of counsel. Hultberg handles a variety of real estate and land use matters, and he has extensive experience in telecommunication facility siting.
Garvey Schubert Barer welcomes the latest addition to the firm, Mary R. Tarbox. Tarbox is a staff attorney in the areas of business and commercial litigation, white-collar and other criminal defense. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, cum laude, in 1999, and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1999. She received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, magna cum laude, in 1995.
Alex P. Sutton has joined the law firm of Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe as an associate attorney. Sutton received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 2004 and a B.A. in sociology and international studies from Oregon State University in 1999. He also attended the University of Lyon II in France, studying French language and culture.
Jennifer L. Bouman has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson as an associate. She will represent Oregon employers in employment litigation and employment discrimination matters. Bouman has five years of experience in litigation and employment law issues.
Schlegel, Jarman & Simons announces the addition of Michael A. Halliday as an associate attorney. Halliday is a 2004 graduate of Willamette University College of Law. His practice will focus on business, estate planning, elder and social security disability law.
Lillian Quinn has moved her law office to 1195 N.W. Wall, Suite 7, Bend, OR 97701. The phone number remains (541) 318-8038. She continues her practice of non-hostile family law, offering clients the opportunity to avoid litigation through limited legal services. She also offers mediation services. Her new website is www.nonhostilefamilylaw.com.
Miller Nash announces three new partners. Teresa H. Pearson concentrates her practice on creditors rights and insolvency and reorganization. She represents lenders, trade creditors and other clients in all forums where debtor-creditor issues appearout of court, bankruptcy court, trial court, and appellate court. Pearson received her law degree from Duke University. David Post concentrates his practice in general business and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on securities law, including periodic reporting by public companies, and private and public financing transactions. Post earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. Josh Sasaki concentrates his practice on general litigation, including corporate governance and shareholder litigation, real estate, insurance coverage, product liability and personal injury disputes. He earned his law degree and environmental certificate at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he was an associate editor of the Environmental Law Review.
The law offices of Elzinga & Associates recently moved to the top floor of the Jeffrey Center. The new address is: Elzinga & Associates, Eighth Floor Jeffrey Center, 1020 S.W. Taylor St., Portland, OR 97205. Ronn Elzingas practice will continue to focus on personal injury, business litigation and bankruptcy while his partner, Greg Levinson, will continue to practice business and trademark law.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the addition of Shonee D. Langford in the Portland office. Langford served as a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice, and then as a summer associate at Schwabe, while earning his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.