Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2005

Moves

John Guinasso joins Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as shareholder. Guinasso represents developers, buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers on all types of commercial property financing and transactions. He also represents landlords and tenants in lease disputes. Most recently, he served as chief legal officer at Harsch Investment Properties. Guinasso is a member of the OSB’s real estate and land use section. He earned a juris doctorate from Stanford Law School and a bachelor of arts degree from Lewis & Clark College.

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Stoel Rives announces the promotion of five new principals in the firm’s Portland office. David Angeli practices in the firm’s trial section. He has represented numerous individuals and business entities in state and federal courts around the country. His practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, with an emphasis on health care, securities, financial and white-collar criminal matters. Angeli is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Boston University. Stephen Hall practices in the firm’s energy section, advising clients on energy law with an emphasis on the electric power industry. His background includes experience with major utilities, power marketers, consumer-owned utilities, federal power marketing agencies, independent power producers, the California Independent System Operator, wind power plant developers and investment banks. Hall holds an accounting degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Jeffrey Krueger practices in the firm’s employee benefits section. His practice focuses on designing and drafting tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and cafeteria and welfare plans for privately and publicly owned companies in a wide range of industries (including forest products, energy, healthcare and manufacturing companies). He advises clients on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and on tax and fiduciary issues associated with the provision of employee benefits. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law, receiving an LL.M. in taxation in 1999 and a J.D. in 1996) and Washington University in St. Louis. Brendan O’Scannlain practices in the firm’s corporate section. He advises publicly traded and privately held companies on securities law, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and compliance and general business matters. He also advises mutual funds, private equity funds and investment advisers. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross. John Rafter practices in the firm’s intellectual property section. He advises technology clients, obtaining patents for them in a wide range of technology fields including mechanical devices, bar code scanning, optical systems, medical products, computer technology and software, Internet/business methods and motion picture/video equipment and lighting. Rafter has also represented clients in patent and trademark litigation in several districts, enforcing or defending intellectual property rights. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and the University of Notre Dame (B.S., mechanical engineering, 1979).

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Phylis Myles has been hired as Willamette University College of Law’s director of career services Her job is to provide career assistance to Willamette law students and alumni and help employers find qualified legal professionals. Myles, who earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications at the University of Illinois and her J.D. from Lewis & Clark, has an employment background in both the corporate world and in private law practice. After earning her J.D., she clerked at the Oregon Court of Appeals for Justice R. William Riggs. She is a founding member and past president of Oregon Women Lawyers. Myles can be reached at (503) 370-6057 or by email at pmyles@willamette.edu.

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Melissa M. (Missy) Ryan has joined Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue as a senior associate. Ryan will focus on real estate transactions including loans, purchases and sales and leasing. She joins the real estate and land use group, which specializes in real estate and land use law and represents purchasers, sellers, owners, developers, tenants and lenders. Previously Ryan was an associate with Miller Nash for six years where she focused on real estate law. Ryan received her J.D. from University of Wyoming College of Law and graduated first in her class with high honors in 1998.

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Rose Freeby has withdrawn from the partnership of Evans, Freeby & Jennings, as Freeby focuses her time and attention on caring for her family following her husband Jesse’s injury last July. As of the New Year, Kathy Evans and Jay Jennings will continue their practice as Evans Jennings.

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Melissa F. Busley has become an associate with the Eugene law firm of Hershner Hunter, where she will focus on employee compensation, estate planning and taxation. She graduated from Washington State University in 2000 and from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2003. After receiving her law degree, Busley obtained an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington.

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Matthew H. Mues has become an associate with Hershner Hunter. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 and from the University of Oregon Law School in 2004. Mues will primarily be working in the firm’s litigation section.

Vicki L. Rees has become an associate with the Hershner Hunter. She graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 2004 and the University of Memphis with a M.S. in 1991 and a B.A. in 1989. Rees will be working in the firm’s employee benefits and health care law and the business organizations practice groups.

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After nearly 13 years in the Appellate Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, Bob Rocklin has joined the Oregon Court of Appeals as a staff attorney. Rocklin, after graduating from the UCLA School of Law, began his legal career as a small cog in the large machine of a downtown Los Angeles law firm. He then wised up, moved to Oregon and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. before joining the Appellate Division in 1991. In addition to his new position at the Court of Appeals, he continues as an adjunct professor of law at Willamette University College of Law, where for many years he has taught a course on appellate advocacy with Court of Appeals Judge Virginia Linder. He also coaches the University of Oregon School of Law’s award-winning National Appellate Advocacy Competition moot court team.

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Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Baldwin & Burgess announces that Glenda R. Sloan has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Sloan earned a B.S. in environmental science from Oregon State University and a J.D. from the University of Oregon. Previously, she was a public defender in Medford. She practices civil litigation.

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Dunn Carney announces that Renee Stineman, Robert Kerr, JoDee Keegan and John Chambers became partners in the firm, effective Jan. 1. Stineman is a litigator who focuses on employment litigation, real estate and commercial litigation. Kerr is a business attorney who works with closely-held businesses on construction, employment and business organization issues. Keegan practices business and commercial law and focuses on business organizations and securities law. Chambers is a litigator who focuses on construction law and general litigation.

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Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that Christine C. Nesbit has become a shareholder of the firm. Nesbit specializes in providing labor and employment counseling and litigation services to local governments and businesses throughout Oregon. She frequently speaks on labor and employment law and previously served on the executive committee of the OSB Labor and Employment Section. She was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for ShelterCare, an agency devoted to serving adults disabled by mental illness and brain injury and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

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Tonkon Torp announces that Brent Renison has been elected to join the firm’s partnership as of Jan. 1. His practice focuses on U.S. immigration law on behalf of individual and business clients throughout the world. Renison recently garnered national attention for his pro bono efforts on behalf of Carla Freeman, a South African-born widow of an American citizen, whose legal status in the U.S. was lost when her husband was killed before their second anniversary. Renison is spearheading national efforts to amend the U.S. immigration laws to prevent loss of status by the untimely death of a spouse. Renison earned his J.D. at the University of Hawaii School of Law in 1996. He teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor to the University of Oregon School of Law and regularly speaks on immigration topics throughout the region.

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Jas Adams has been appointed as the assistant attorney in charge of the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Adams received his B.A. from Reed College and his J.D. from Boalt Hall Law School. After law school graduation, Adams was a law clerk and staff attorney for the Oregon Court of Appeals. He was in private practice in Portland before joining DOJ in 1989 as an assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division.

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Shannon O’Fallon has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the human services section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. O’Fallon received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. from the University of Oregon. After law school graduation, she worked in the Alaska Attorney General’s office, advising human services and natural resources agencies. O’Fallon joined DOJ as an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the General Counsel Division in April 2002.

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Ginny Gustafson has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Gustafson received her B.S. from Lewis & Clark College and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where she was managing editor of law review and a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. She has served as a board member of the Land Use Board of Appeals and legal counsel and committee administrator during the 200l legislative session. Most recently she was self employed as a hearings officer.

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Ann L. Sherman and Harvey P. Spigal have been elected office managing partners of Preston Gates & Ellis’ Portland office. Spigal and Sherman will replace Timothy J. Sercombe, who is stepping down after serving in the position for four years. Sherman is a partner in the firm’s public and tax credit finance group and serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and letter of credit bank counsel on state and local government financings, housing obligations, health care issues and tribal offerings. Spigal, a member of the firm’s energy and utilities group, has a practice focused on transactional matters such as power resource development, facility purchases and sales, power purchases and sales, and transmission, power scheduling and power system reliability agreements. Sercombe is a member of the firm’s appellate, constitutional and governmental practice group and resumes full-time work in his growing municipal, public utility and litigation practice. Philip S. Van Der Weele was elected to a three-year term as a member of the firm’s executive committee. Van Der Weele is a business litigator with extensive experience in both antitrust and trade regulation matters.

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Landye Bennett Blumstein welcomes Orlando Medina as a partner with the firm. Medina will continue focusing his practice on: federal, state, and international tax planning; mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions for corporations and partnerships; equity compensation; business formations; venture capital financing and estate planning. Previously, he worked for Stoel Rives in Portland. Medina received his undergraduate degree. from Texas A&M University in 1997 and his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2000. In addition to his bar memberships, he serves on the board of directors for Parent-to-Parent of Oregon.

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Garvey Schubert Barer announces that attorneys Richard Baroway, Stephen J. Connolly and Eric A. Lindenauer have been elected to serve as the management committee of the firm’s Portland office. Connolly and Keith S. Dubanevich continue their positions on the firm-wide executive committee. Robert C. Weaver will continue to serve as chair of the firm’s Portland litigation group, and Larry J. Brant will maintain his position as chair of the firm’s Portland business group. Baroway’s practice focuses on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, commercial and real estate. Connolly’s practice is business, corporate and real estate. Lindenauer’s practice is concentrated in litigation, healthcare and labor and employment. Dubanevich’s focus is litigation, healthcare and antitrust. Weaver’s practice centers on business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Brant’s practice is focused on taxation, business and mergers and acquisitions.

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Metropolitan Public Defender Services announces the hiring of a new staff attorney, Bear Wilner-Nugent. Wilner-Nugent received his B.A. from Reed College studying history and received his M.A. from the University of Oregon. Wilner-Nugent attended Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2004. Previously, he worked as a law clerk in the Portland office of the Federal Public Defender and as an attorney in private practice. Wilner-Nugent sits on the board of directors of the Oregon Country Fair.

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The law offices of Ivan M. Karmel announces the addition of Megan K. Burgess to the firm. Burgess recently received a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and holds a B.A. in political science from Linfield College. Burgess’ practice will emphasize family law, criminal law and general civil litigation matters.

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Andrew J. Bowman has accepted a position with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as program officer for the environment in New York City. He recently earned an LL.M. with honors in environmental and natural resources law from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.

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Brian Forrest, James Hilsenteger and Jeffrey Richmond are new associates with Marger, Johnson & McCollom. Forrest joins the firm after working as a sole practitioner, as an associate for Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman and in-house as an analyst for Intel Corp. His technical experience includes embedded real-time computing and controls, processors and chipsets, digital signal processing, semiconductor memories, wireless and networking technologies. His practice focuses on patent preparation, prosecution and licensing. Hilsenteger was promoted from patent agent to associate. He worked for 12 years as a mechanical engineer for local freight railcar manufacturer, Gunderson, Inc., where he most recently served as senior design engineer. His engineering background includes railcar design, brake system design and manufacturing management. Richmond’s technical expertise ranges from digital image processing and electronic technologies to semiconductor processing and networking applications. He maintains an extensive patent prosecution docket and focuses on high technology inventions.

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Jordan Schrader has announced that attorney Eileen G. Eakins has been named a shareholder. She has been with the firm since January 2000. Her practice focuses on local government and municipal law, employment law, and general business law. Previously, Eakins was in-house counsel/communications officer for Clackamas County Fire District 1. Additional local government experience includes working as the education and publications director for the Special Districts Association of Oregon. She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers, past president of the Clackamas County Leadership Class, and a board member of the Portland Symphonic Choir.

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George L. Anderson announces that his daughter, Sally Anderson-Hansell, has become a shareholder in his firm, now known as Anderson Hansell, P.C., located at 475 E. Main St. in Hermiston. The firm’s phone number is (541) 567-7800.


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