Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2006

Moves

Buckley LeChevallier announces that Dudley Gaouette has joined the firm as an associate. Gaouette received his J.D. from California Western School of Law. His practice emphasizes real estate, business transactions and estate planning.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the promotion of attorneys Christopher J. Lewis and B. Scott Whipple to shareholders. Lewis and Whipple are headquartered in the firm’s Portland office. Previously, Lewis worked in Intel Corp.’s Corporate Licensing Group. Lewis is the secretary for the executive committee of the OSB’s intellectual property section. Whipple has developed a strong civil trial practice, focusing on securities, business, employment and tort litigation. He represents many businesses and individuals, both plaintiffs and defendants, in federal court, state court and arbitration.

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Matt Longtin announces the opening of his law firm, Matthew D. Longtin, LLC. He will continue to focus his practice in the areas of family law and state and federal criminal defense at 151 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 416, Eugene, OR 97401. He can be contacted by phone: (541) 344-5209; fax: (541) 344.5881 and e-mail: mlongtin@longtinlaw.com.

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The state of Alaska recently appointed Daniel Cheyette as an assistant attorney general in the department of law’s office of special prosecutions. He is responsible for the statewide prosecution of environmental crimes. Cheyette comes to this new position from the Anchorage district attorney’s office, where he prosecuted property crimes.

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Stoel Rives has appointed Wally Van Valkenburg as managing partner for its Portland office. Van Valkenburg has chaired the firm’s technology and intellectual property group for the past five years. Steven T. Lovett will replace Van Valkenburg as the new technology and intellectual property group chair. Van Valkenburg has been with Stoel Rives since 1979. He also chairs the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission and is a board member for Portland Center Stage and the Oregon Sports Authority. Van Valkenburg succeeds Ruth Beyer, who held the Portland managing partner position for more than nine years. Lovett, an IP litigator, will lead the firm’s technology and intellectual property group. Lovett joined Stoel Rives in 1990 after spending two years with Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York. He has over 17 years of experience representing businesses in intellectual property, unfair competition and antitrust litigation in federal and state courts.

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Scott Schiefelbein has joined the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer as an associate. He practices in the areas of business, federal taxation, and state and local taxation. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1996, and was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1996 and the OSB in 2001. He has spent the last 4½ years at the Hanna Strader firm. Prior to that, he spent five years in the "Big 4" accounting world. His past tax practice includes tax structuring of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and advising Oregon businesses on the state and local tax issues associated with expanding operations outside of Oregon.

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Jordan Schrader announces the addition of Hafez Daraee, who will serve its "Dirt Law," litigation and business clients. Daraee has more than 13 years of legal experience representing clients in all facets of complex commercial, construction and real estate litigation as well as real estate, construction and commercial transactions. Since November 2005, he has served as the mayor of the city of Rivergrove and as a city councilor for Rivergrove since 1997, with two years as council president.

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Corporate Cost Control announces the addition of Robin M. Quon as general counsel in its new Portland office. She has 25 years of experience in unemployment insurance law and cost management. Quon’s background in all aspects of unemployment includes experience as an administrative law judge, handling unemployment insurance appeals; as manager of the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s Appeals Division; and in the industry as an employer hearing representative, account manager, advocate with state agencies, representative in UI tax matters and human resources adviser.

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The Eugene law firm of Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Schaller announces the withdrawal of Dennis Gerl as of counsel. The firm expresses its sincere appreciation for the years of practice, professional services and comraderie he has contributed, and wishes him future success.

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Pamela S. Knowles (Stebbeds) currently serves as chief operating officer of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Knowles oversees legal services, finance, membership, administration and communications. Prior to joining the alliance in 2004, Knowles was a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine and served as executive director of the Oregon Judicial Fitness Commission and in leadership roles with various arts and community organizations.

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Bullivant Houser Bailey announces that OSB member M. Taylor Florence (pictured), from the firm’s Sacramento office, will become chair of the board. David A. Ernst of the firm’s Portland office will become the firm’s new president. Florence was previously shareholder- in-charge of the firm’s Sacramento office as well as a member of the firm’s board of directors. He also intends to continue his practice of law, as one of Northern California’s leading commercial litigators. As the new firm president, Ernst will oversee the law firm’s operations in its six West Coast offices. He succeeds Dianne K. Dailey, who recently completed her term as firm president. Succeeding Ernst as Portland shareholder-in-charge will be Jeffrey S. Eden, who will continue his law practice as a trial attorney and co-chair of the firm’s product liability practice group.

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Peter Bangay has moved his office to the River Park Center, 205 S.E. Spokane St., Suite 331, Portland, OR 97202, where he will continue to emphasize personal injury, insurance coverage litigation and criminal law. He welcomes referrals. His phone number, (503) 224-2924, remains the same, but his new e-mail is bangaylaw@ msn.com and new fax number is (503) 238-7501.

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Amy J. Cross announces the recent opening of her law office at 549 N.W. 2nd Ave., Canby, OR 97013. Her practice will focus on domestic relations, estate planning and Social Security disability law. Her contact information: phone: (503) 266-6700; fax: (503) 263-2224; e-mail: across@canby.com.

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Bittner & Hahs announces that Brandon Bittner and Mark McGranaghan became shareholders in the firm. Bittner advises clients in a wide range of estate planning and business related matters. McGranaghan leads the firm in litigation. His business litigation practice includes real estate, construction law, contract claims and employment law. He also handles personal injury and landlord/tenant related matters, including Fair Housing Act accessibility and discrimination claims.

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Arthur K. Saito has joined Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook as an associate. Saito previously was an attorney for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic and has also worked as an associate with Ridehalgh & Associates. He will continue to practice family law and estate planning.

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Carlton W. Hodges announces the relocation of his offices to 2330 PacWest Center, 1211 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204. His practice will continue to emphasize commercial and real estate litigation, including mediation and arbitration of disputes in those areas. He can be reached by phone at (503) 223-3690.

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Laura Parrish (top) welcomes the association of Karrie McIntyre as of counsel attorney at the new location of 825 East Park St., Second Floor, Eugene, OR 97401. Their practice will continue to emphasize domestic relations law, including litigation of contested cases, negotiation and settlement, mediation, and collaborative law. McIntyre gained her first jury trial experience in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office in 1997. Since then, she clerked for Lane County Circuit Judge Mary Ann Bearden and prosecuted in the Lane County District Attorney’s office for six years, prosecuting hundreds of felony assignments, from complex fraud investigations to vehicular homicides and elder abuse cases. She will continue to prosecute as a contract attorney for the City of Eugene. Her practice will focus on domestic relations law and litigation.

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After serving for 25 years as Oregon State Bar general counsel, in March 2006, George A. Riemer became the deputy city attorney for Surprise, Ariz. Sylvia E. Stevens, formerly senior assistant general counsel, has been appointed general counsel. The OSB welcomes Helen M. Hierschbiel, formerly a staff attorney with the bar’s Client Assistance Office, as deputy general counsel.

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Perkins Coie announces the return of Will Glasgow, founding partner of its Portland office. Glasgow returns to the firm after serving as a corporate executive and venture capitalist. Glasgow opened the Portland office of Perkins Coie in 1983, after having been a partner at Stoel Rives. In 1988, he became CEO of PacifiCorp Financial Services. Later he served as president of NERCO, Inc. and CFO of PacifiCorp. In between stints as a venture capital partner with Shaw, Glasgow Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group, Glasgow served as CEO of a Bechtel international joint venture. Most recently, he served as COO of a leading New York City intellectual property law firm.

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Peter D. Ellingson and Alexandra West have joined Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su as associates. Ellingson comes to the firm from the Juvenile Rights Project. West was formerly of counsel to the Law Office of Jonah H. Paisner. Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su practices primarily family law from its offices in southeast Portland.

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Juan J. Aguiar has recently accepted a position as contracts manager in Quito, Ecuador for Schlumberger, an oilfield services company. He will be traveling often to Houston, Texas and South America. Aguiar obtained his law and management degrees from Willamette University in 2002.

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Matthew McHenry has joined the Metropolitan Public Defender and will be working in the Multnomah County Office. McHenry graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2004 and worked as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Michael Levine.

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Shilo Inns has announced that Philip S. Harris (pictured) has been promoted to general counsel and chief executive officer. Harris, who joined the company in August 2005 as co-general counsel and chief operating officer, will take over from 30-year Shilo veteran John Kneeland, who retired in April. Harris has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and legal profession. He is a graduate of Cornell’s Hotel School and Lewis & Clark Law School.

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Dominic G. Colletta and John C. Pinkstaff have joined Lane Powell as shareholders in the firm’s real estate and land use practice group. Previously, both were partners at Ramis Crew Corrigan. Colletta has negotiated and advised clients in sophisticated real estate, land use and financial loan transactions over his 30-year career. He also has assisted clients in public/private, mixed-use development projects, condominium projects and owners’ associations and has acted as counsel for a number of local municipalities in the Portland metro area. Pinkstaff’s prior practice emphasized real estate and land use, environmental and municipal law matters. He has handled a wide variety of development issues for both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience dealing with environmental matters, having represented local governments on hazardous waste cleanups, solid waste disposal site permitting and subsurface sewage disposal issues.

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Portland law firm Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram welcomes Abby Wool Landon to the firm. She will assist the firm in expanding the estate planning and probate administration practice and will continue her practice in business, family and business succession planning. Landon, owner of her own law firm for 10 years and member of several family partnerships, is well-versed in advising small family businesses.

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Sia Rezvani and Melanie B. Rezvani announce the opening of Rezvani Law Office at 123 E. Powell Blvd., Suite 208, Gresham, OR 97030. Their practice specializes in property disputes, landlord/tenant law, statewide mortgage foreclosures and commercial contracts. Contact information: phone: (503) 666-3407; fax (503) 666-3426; e-mail: sia@rezvanilaw.com and mel@rezvanilaw.com.

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The Rose Law Firm has moved offices to the PacWest Center at 1211 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 2330, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 546.0505; www.roselaw- nw.com. The firm continues to focus its practice on business and real estate transactions and disputes.


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