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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt  

Legal Services | Oregon, USA

https://www.schwabe.com/
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
Professionals

Partners

Nika Aldrich

Nika F. AldrichShareholder

Al AuYeung

Al AuYeungShareholder


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

David Ebel

David R. EbelShareholder


Jeffrey Eden

Jeffrey S. EdenShareholder

Dan Eller

Dan EllerShareholder

John

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


Alex Poust

Alex I. PoustShareholder


Herbert Ray

Herbert RayShareholder

Lawrence Ream

Lawrence R. ReamShareholder


Milt Reimers

Milt ReimersShareholder

Kent Roberts

Kent RobertsShareholder


Donald Russo

Donald RussoRetired Shareholder


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

Katherine Wax

Katherine WaxShareholder

M. John Way

M. John WayShareholder


D. Joe Willis

D. Joe WillisRetired Shareholder


Associates

Of Counsel

Other

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

Alana Carson

Alana CarsonDirector of Knowledge Management

Julie Chapman

Julie M. ChapmanSenior Paralegal


Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenIndustry Group Leader

Kai Davies

Kai DaviesParalegal


Scott Eads

Scott D. EadsIndustry Group Leader

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


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



Meghan Ridenour

Meghan RidenourBusiness Development Specialist

Lynn Scardina

Lynn ScardinaParalegal

Lisa Schaures

Lisa E. SchauresIndustry Group Leader


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

Christina York

Christina YorkHuman Resources Director


Articles

Congress Makes Additional Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave Optional
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2020

The dust has now settled on the new stimulus bill signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020. The changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) were buried in over 5,000 pages of text and provide a choice for employers to continue paid leave benefits for their employees as follows: Congress extended the tax credits for employers that provide both paid sick leave and paid family leave through March 31, 2021. Those credits will continue to be processed as they have been under the FFCRA...

Vault Your Business Out of the Pandemic: Three Employment Topics to Keep an Eye On
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2020

“On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” Gregory S. Williams Your business and employees have just experienced an extraordinary year. We have learned new ways of working, embraced new technology, and incorporated many new legal requirements, but most importantly, we have persevered. Moving out of this pandemic experience, the most successful businesses will stay ahead on the new laws and requirements that arose out of the past year. This article will discuss three employment topics to consider as you vault your business out of the pandemic. 1.  Ask your employees to vaccinate...

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Press

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Advises a Venerable Oregon Food Industry Company Set to Change Hands
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, June 2020

A nearly 100-year-old Oregon company that's served the state's steady food production industry is changing hands. Hillsboro-based Henningsen Cold Storage Co. reached a purchase agreement with Novi, Mich.-based Lineage Logistics, billed as "the world’s largest provider of temperature-controlled logistics." While terms weren't immediately released, it'll likely be one of the state's largest M&As of 2020, as speculation earlier this month had put the price in the $500 million range. Paul Henningsen, Jr., president of Henningsen Cold Storage, worked on the deal along with attorney Tom Tongue of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Henningsen Cold Storage Co...

In Landmark Labor Case, Jury Awards $93.6 Million in Damages to Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Client, ICTSI Oregon, Inc.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2019

In a landmark case between ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and its affiliate ILWU Local 8 (collectively “ILWU”), a jury awarded $93.6 million in damages to ICTSI for the ILWU’s illegal labor slowdowns. These slowdowns caused the eventual shutdown of Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, Oregon’s only container terminal. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt attorneys Jeff Eden, Amanda Gamblin, Michael Garone, Dick Hansen and Andy Lee led the trial team for the federal lawsuit...

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