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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt  

Legal Services | Washington, USA

https://www.schwabe.com/
tel: 360.694.7551 | fax: 360.693.5574
700 Washington Street, Suite 701 | Vancouver | Washington | 98660 | 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.

  • 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

Matthew Bisturis

Matthew BisturisShareholder

Graciela Gomez Cowger

Graciela Gomez CowgerChief Executive Officer


Jessie Minger

Jessie Y. MingerShareholder

Donald Russo

Donald RussoRetired Shareholder

Paige Spratt

Paige B. SprattShareholder


Kelly Walsh

Kelly M. WalshShareholder


Associates

Of Counsel

Alison Moss

Alison MossOf Counsel


Other

Joanne Hall

Joanne W. HallSenior Paralegal

Brandi Henley

Brandi L. HenleySenior Paralegal

Heather Kulin

Heather KulinSenior Paralegal


Articles

Oregon Supreme Court Holds Hydroelectric Water Rights Automatically Convert to Permanent Instream Water Rights after Five Years of Nonuse for Hydroelectric Purposes
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, January 2022

The Oregon Supreme Court recently reversed a decision of the Oregon Court of Appeals and determined that the lease of a vested hydroelectric water right to the state for instream uses did not qualify as the “use of water under a hydroelectric water right” under Oregon Revised Statute 543A.305(3). WaterWatch v. Oregon Water Resources Department, 369 Or. 71 (2021) (hereafter referred to as Warm Springs Hydro, after intervenor respondent Warm Springs Hydro LLC). As a result of the decision, the hydroelectric water right will be subject to conversion to a permanent instream water right...

Upcoming Events and Deadlines for OSHA Large Employer ETS
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, January 2022

There are several upcoming events and deadlines that are relevant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) “large employer” emergency temporary standard (the “ETS”), which require businesses with 100 or more employees to adopt a policy that either (1) requires all employees to be vaccinated, unless otherwise entitled to a medical, disability, or religious accommodation, or (2) requires all unvaccinated employees to be masked while in the workplace and be tested every seven days. A summary of the specific requirements of the ETS can be found here...

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Press

VBJ Reports: Shareholder Matthew Bisturis Appointed to Full Seat on ICC Board
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

Vancouver Business Journal highlighted Schwabe Shareholder Matthew Bisturis in its “Movers & Shakers” section for his recent appointment to a full seat on the board of directors for Identity Clark County (ICC). The business leaders group serves a vital role assembling and focusing corporate leadership in a shared community agenda. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Identity Clark County board and to work with an amazing group of business leaders and staff committed to strengthening our community and economy,” Bisturis was quoted as saying by the Vancouver Business Journal...

Oregon's Most Admired Companies of 2021
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

Schwabe was ranked #2 in Portland Business Journal’s list of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies of 2021 in the Law & Accounting category. This is great example of Schwabe’s leadership in the industry and is a wonderful result in the list of 43 companies. To generate the rankings for Oregon’s Most Admired Companies, the Portland Business Journal sent surveys to 3,700 CEOs or top executives in Oregon and Southwest Washington. They asked them to select three companies they most admire in eight categories, as well as three companies they admire most across all industries.Over 300 local leaders responded to the survey...

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