Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Legal Services | Oregon, USA
tel: 503.540.4262 | fax: 503.796.2900
530 Center Street NE, Suite 730 | Salem | Oregon | 97301 | USA


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



Arash  Afshar

Arash Afshar

John D. Guinasso

John D. Guinasso

Joe  Hobson

Joe Hobson

Maria  Schmidlkofer

Maria Schmidlkofer



Of Counsel

Randy  Duncan

Randy Duncan

Of Counsel


Judith  Baker

Judith Baker

Ben C. Fetherston, Jr.

Ben C. Fetherston, Jr.

Retired Attorney


Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Capital Gains Tax

We previously provided an update regarding the enactment of a capital gains tax (the “Tax”) in the State of Washington (read about it here). In that article, we noted the Tax was subject to at least one lawsuit in Washington. That lawsuit resulted in the trial court striking down the Tax, which caused an appeal to the Washington State Supreme Court (the “Court”). On March 24, 2023, the Court overruled the trial court, upholding the Tax (read the complete decision here) in a 7-2 decision. The Court remanded the matter to the trial court for further proceedings.  As this is breaking news, we intend to more fully analyze the Court’s 76-page ruling...

VIEW ALL Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Articles


Nine Schwabe Lawyers Promoted to Shareholder, Strengthening Industry Focus

March 3, 2023 – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. announced today that Steven Blair, Joshua Dennis, Jonathan French, Sara Sayles, Jessie Schuh, Adam Smith, David Stearns, Lindsay Thane and Jason Wrubleski have been voted in as shareholders at the firm. Attorneys at offices in Seattle, Portland and Bend were promoted. Collectively, these lawyers practice across Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction; Natural Resources; and Healthcare and Life Sciences industry groups. Their promotions showcase Schwabe’s breadth and depth of expertise in each industry by recognizing accomplished lawyers who are committed to their clients’ business, industry and goals...

Meet the Puget Sound Region's Next Generation in Law, March 2023

Each month the Business Journal spotlights some of the legal industry’s rising stars in the Puget Sound region who are helping the business community thrive. Tina Scott | Associate Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Areas of practice: Real estate and constructionYears in the profession: 3 Tina says law is really about peacemaking. As a contract lawyer she assists clients at the front end of projects and drafts agreements that bring parties together to strategize in order to prevent disputes down the road. Tina faces the challenge most modern attorneys do: to have a thriving private practice and a present, engaged parent...

VIEW ALL Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Press