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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt  

Legal Services | Oregon, USA

tel: 503.222.9981 | fax: 503.796.2900
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900 | Portland | Oregon | 97204 | USA

Main Contacts

Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenIndustry Group Leader

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt's Overview

What do you get when you're "Represented by Schwabe"? Innovative solutions from lawyers who know every deal has a dream and every risk an opportunity. A committed team that understands your industry and cares about your business. And the comprehensive resources of one of the Pacific Northwest's top law firms.

Our lawyers provide exceptional legal counsel, and that's critical. But our value goes beyond that. We don't sit around and wait for the phone to ring. We get out of the office and put on hard hats to meet clients where they are, in their industries. This helps us see around corners, spot trends and navigate approaching challenges before they become problems. That's why clients put us in the leadership circle and consider us partners in the business. Our understanding of six key industry sectors - Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Technology; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime - allows us to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional legal counsel.

With more than 175 attorneys in eight offices, we are among the largest law firms in the region. Clients from start-ups and entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500 count on us for full-spectrum legal services to help them achieve goals throughout their business lives.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1892
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 175

Areas of Practice
  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Agency Actions and Rulemaking
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Corporate Restructuring
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Transitions
  • Condemnation
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Environmental Compliance and Safety
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Immigration
  • Indian Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor
  • Land Use and Entitlement
  • Leasing
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Patents
  • Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Lands and Endangered Species
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Finance
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Planning
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising
  • Transactions, Licensing and E-commerce
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Wage and Hour
  • Water Law


Nika Aldrich

Nika F. AldrichShareholder

Al AuYeung

Al AuYeungRetired Shareholder

David Axelrod

David W. AxelrodRetired Shareholder

Jean Ohman Back

Jean Ohman BackShareholder

Matthew Bisturis

Matthew BisturisShareholder

Eric Blank

Eric BlankShareholder

Carson Bowler

Carson BowlerShareholder

Arnold Brown

Arnold BrownShareholder

Lisa Cincotta

Lisa CincottaChief Information Officer

Larry Costich

Larry A. CostichShareholder

Sara Cotton

Sara C. CottonShareholder

Graciela Gomez Cowger

Graciela Gomez CowgerChief Executive Officer

Farron Curry

Farron CurryShareholder

Robert Dayton

Robert D. DaytonShareholder

James F. Dulcich

James F. DulcichShareholder

Ryan Dumm

Ryan W. DummShareholder

Scott Eads

Scott D. EadsShareholder

David Ebel

David R. EbelShareholder

Jeffrey Eden

Jeffrey S. EdenShareholder

Dan Eller

Dan EllerShareholder


John "Jack" R. Faust, Jr.Retired Shareholder

Colin Folawn

Colin FolawnShareholder

Greg Fullem

Greg FullemShareholder

Ryen Godwin

Ryen GodwinShareholder

Walter Grebe

Walter H. GrebeRetired Shareholder

Troy Greenfield

Troy GreenfieldShareholder

John Guinasso

John D. GuinassoShareholder

Kelly Hagan

Kelly T. HaganShareholder

Kurt Hansen

Kurt F. HansenShareholder

Terry Hauck

Terry C. HauckShareholder

Anna Helton

Anna HeltonShareholder

Molly Henry

Molly HenryShareholder

Dave Hepler

Dave A. HeplerShareholder

Jeff Hern

Jeff HernShareholder

Peter Heuser

Peter E. HeuserShareholder

Joseph Hobson

Joseph HobsonShareholder

Margaret Hoffmann

Margaret HoffmannRetired Shareholder

Kirk Johansen

Kirk JohansenShareholder

Robert Joseph

Robert E. JosephRetired Shareholder

Sara Kobak

Sara KobakShareholder

Aaron Laing

Aaron M. LaingShareholder

Andrew Lee

Andrew LeeShareholder

Philip Lempriere

Philip LempriereShareholder

Tia Lewis

Tia M. LewisShareholder

Mark Long

Mark A. LongChair Emeritus and Shareholder

Bradley Maier

Bradley D. MaierShareholder

Mark Manulik

Mark A. ManulikShareholder

Lindsey McReynolds

Lindsey McReynoldsChief Client Relations Officer

Alison Moss

Alison MossShareholder

Brian Nakashima

Brian NakashimaChief Financial Officer

William Ohle

William J. OhleShareholder

Peter Osborne

Peter L. OsborneRetired Shareholder

Joel Parker

Joel A. ParkerShareholder

Wesley Parker

Wesley E. ParkerShareholder

Herbert Ray

Herbert RayShareholder

Lawrence Ream

Lawrence R. ReamShareholder

Milt Reimers

Milt ReimersShareholder

Kent Roberts

Kent RobertsShareholder

Donald Russo

Donald RussoRetired Shareholder

Lisa Schaures

Lisa E. SchauresShareholder & Industry Group Leader

Marc Sellers

Marc K. SellersShareholder

Paige Spratt

Paige B. SprattShareholder

Mark Stayer

Mark A. StayerShareholder

Joseph Straus

Joseph J. StrausShareholder

Ryan Strauss

Ryan N. StraussShareholder

Stephen Sullivan

Stephen SullivanShareholder

Lance Termes

Lance TermesShareholder

Thomas Tongue

Thomas TongueShareholder

Thomas Triplett

Thomas M. TriplettRetired Shareholder

Jay Waldron

Jay T. WaldronShareholder

Kelly Walsh

Kelly M. WalshShareholder

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan WardShareholder

M. John Way

M. John WayShareholder

D. Joe Willis

D. Joe WillisShareholder

Christina York

Christina YorkChief Human Resources Officer


Thomas Allen

Thomas AllenAssociate

Zach Berne

Zach BerneAssociate

Alex Bish

Alex BishAssociate

Blake Bowman

Blake BowmanAssociate

CaroLea Casas

CaroLea CasasAssociate

Nyika Corbett

Nyika CorbettAssociate

Audrey Davis

Audrey DavisAssociate

Josh Dennis

Josh DennisAssociate

Kathryn Kelly

Kathryn KellyAssociate

Rosa Ostrom

Rosa OstromAssociate

Tom Payne

Tom PayneAssociate

Jessie Schuh

Jessie SchuhAssociate

Loren Snow

Loren SnowAssociate

Bazsi Takacs

Bazsi TakacsAssociate

Lindsay Thane

Lindsay ThaneAssociate

Keyi Wang

Keyi WangAssociate

Of Counsel


David Aldred

David T. AldredSenior Paralegal

Michelle Baird-Johnson

Michelle Baird-JohnsonDirector of Talent Acquisition and Integration

Judith Baker

Judith BakerParalegal

David Bartz, Jr.

David F. Bartz, Jr.Chair Emeritus

Julie Chapman

Julie M. ChapmanSenior Paralegal

Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenIndustry Group Leader

Kai Davies

Kai DaviesParalegal

Brien Flanagan

Brien J. FlanaganIndustry Group Leader

Cindee Gannon

Cindee GannonSenior Paralegal

Cristy Gray

Cristy GraySenior Paralegal

Gretchen Guinasso

Gretchen D. GuinassoSenior Paralegal

Joanne Hall

Joanne W. HallSenior Paralegal

Ricki Hisaw

Ricki HisawIndustry Group Manager (non-attorney)

Stephanie Holmberg

Stephanie HolmbergIndustry Group Leader

Gigi Hoover

Gigi HooverSenior Paralegal

Sally Houk

Sally HoukSenior Paralegal

MaryAnn Ivie

MaryAnn IvieSenior Paralegal

Noah Jarrett

Noah JarrettIndustry Group Leader

Heather Kulin

Heather KulinSenior Paralegal

Enoy Lawless-Lewerenz

Enoy Lawless-LewerenzSenior Paralegal

Aileen Lee

Aileen LeeSenior Paralegal

Deric Luoto

Deric L. LuotoLegal Investigator

Christine Pavlyk

Christine M. PavlykSenior Paralegal

Allison Pentheny

Allison L. PenthenySenior Paralegal

Meghan Ridenour

Meghan RidenourBusiness Development Specialist

Elizabeth (Liz) Russell

Elizabeth (Liz) RussellDirector of Accounting

Lynn Scardina

Lynn ScardinaParalegal

Kathy Severns

Kathy J. SevernsSenior Paralegal

Anne Talcott

Anne M. TalcottIndustry Group Leader

Jodie Tedder

Jodie TedderDirector of Professional Development & Training

Derek Watson

Derek WatsonParalegal

Steve Yates

Steve YatesAttorney


The U.S. Breaks with Canada in Response to COVID-19 and Cross-Border Travel Restrictions
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, July 2021

Since March 2020, the United States and Canada have agreed upon mutually reciprocal COVID-19 related travel restrictions. U.S. and Canadian officials mutually determined that “non-essential” travel between the U.S. and Canada “poses additional risk of transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 and places the populace of both nations at increased risk of contracting the virus associated with COVID-19...

OP-ED: Contractors Ought to Address Material Price Increases Head-On
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, July 2021

As most people are undoubtedly aware, the construction industry has seen material prices escalate astronomically over the past few months. Some specialty lumber prices have soared upwards of 6,000 percent. The cost of a sheet of plywood is double what it was even six months ago. Generally, contractors assume the risk of material prices when they sign a lump sum or GMP contract unless there is a material escalation clause included in the contract terms. Thus, many contractors are likely wondering what their options are to try and get paid for some of these price increases, especially if they are mid-project and do not have a material escalation clause in their contract...

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Alaska Super Lawyers Names Schwabe’s Bert Ray and Matt Singer to 2021 List
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, July 2021

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition. No more than five percent of attorneys in Alaska receive this distinction. Schwabe is thrilled to share that Schwabe’s Bert Ray and Matt Singer have been named to the 2021 Alaska Super Lawyers list. Bert Ray is part of Schwabe’s Transportation, Ports, and Maritime industry group. Bert has more than 30 years of experience representing ship owners and operators, P&I clubs, and insurers...

10 Schwabe Attorneys Named to 2021 Washington Super Lawyers
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, July 2021

Each year Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition. In Washington, no more than five percent of attorneys receive the Super Lawyers list distinction. The Rising Stars list features top-up-and-coming attorneys who must be 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Just 2.5 percent of the state’s attorneys receive designation to the Rising Stars list. The Washington-based Schwabe attorneys appearing in the lists were chosen for multiple practice areas, including business/corporate, construction, employment and labor, environmental, intellectual property, and transportation and maritime...

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