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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt  

Legal Services | Oregon, USA

tel: 541.749.4044 | fax: 541.330.1153
360 SW Bond Street, Suite 500 | Bend | Oregon | 97702 | USA

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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


Dan Eller

Dan EllerShareholder

Dave Hepler

Dave A. HeplerShareholder

Tia Lewis

Tia M. LewisShareholder

Matthew Singer

Matthew SingerShareholder

Lance Termes

Lance TermesShareholder

Thomas Triplett

Thomas M. TriplettRetired Shareholder

Jay Waldron

Jay T. WaldronShareholder

D. Joe Willis

D. Joe WillisShareholder


Josh Dennis

Josh DennisAssociate

Of Counsel

Gary Bruce

Gary T. BruceOf Counsel

Melisa Thompson

Melisa ThompsonOf Counsel


Cindee Gannon

Cindee GannonSenior Paralegal


President Biden Reinstates a Version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Executive Order
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On November 18, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order reinstating a version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts executive order that had previously been implemented by President Obama and then rescinded by President Trump. The new clause is reproduced below.  President Biden’s new executive order applies to contracts and subcontracts that are covered by the Service Contract Act...

Implementation of OSHA’s 11/5/2021 Emergency Temporary Standard Stayed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On Friday, November 12, 2021, in BST Holdings, L.L.C., et. al. vs. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, et. al., Case: 21-60845, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the plaintiffs’ motion to stay implementation of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”) requiring employees of covered employers to undergo COVID-19 vaccination or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a mask...

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Schwabe Named Best Law Firm 2022, Including "Law Firm of the Year for Timber Law"
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

We are honored to report that US News recognized Schwabe as Best Law Firm 2022 in four national rankings and 46 regional rankings, including Law Firm of the Year for Timber Law!  NATIONAL RANKINGS Tier 1 in Natural Resources Law Tier 1 in Timber Law  Tier 2 in Litigation - Environmental Tier 2 in Native American Law REGIONAL RANKINGS Alaska Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation Tier 3 i

Schwabe Key Industry Groups Honored with Best Law Firms List
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

Schwabe is proud to announce that six of its industry groups received national or regional top-tier rankings in Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list for 2022. Schwabe's Timber Law group was named Law Firm of the Year, the ‎highest honor awarded by the peer review report.  In addition, Schwabe was recognized as a national Tier 1 firm for Natural Resources Law and Timber Law, a prominent area of the firm’s Natural Resources industry focus. Additional national rankings this year include Tier 2 awards for Litigation – Environmental and Native American Law...

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