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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

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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
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 8
  • 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 AuYeungShareholder

David Axelrod

David W. AxelrodShareholder

Matthew Bisturis

Matthew BisturisShareholder

Carson Bowler

Carson BowlerShareholder

Lisa Cincotta

Lisa CincottaChief Information Officer

Michael Cohen

Michael A. CohenShareholder

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

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

Steve Ford

Steve S. FordShareholder

Denise Gaskin

Denise GaskinChief Operating Officer

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

Nathan Maki

Nathan R. MakiShareholder

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

Reginald Ratliff

Reginald RatliffShareholder

Herbert Ray

Herbert RayShareholder

Lawrence Ream

Lawrence R. ReamShareholder

Milt Reimers

Milt ReimersShareholder

Kent Roberts

Kent RobertsShareholder

Donald Russo

Donald RussoShareholder

Lisa Schaures

Lisa E. SchauresShareholder

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

Anne Talcott

Anne M. TalcottShareholder

Lance Termes

Lance TermesShareholder

Thomas Tongue

Thomas TongueShareholder

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 WillisShareholder


Of Counsel

Jean Ohman Back

Jean Ohman BackOf Counsel

Frank Erisman

Frank ErismanOf Counsel

Thomas Triplett

Thomas M. TriplettRetired Senior Counsel

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan WardSenior Counsel

Jason Wrubleski

Jason WrubleskiSenior Counsel

Linda Zachariah

Linda ZachariahSenior Counsel


David Aldred

David T. AldredSenior Paralegal

Judith Baker

Judith BakerParalegal

David Bartz, Jr.

David F. Bartz, Jr.Chair Emeritus

Karri Kuenzli Bradley, Ph.D.

Karri Kuenzli Bradley, Ph.D.Industry Group Leader

Arnold Brown

Arnold BrownIndustry Group Leader

Cindy Bryan, RP

Cindy L. Bryan, RPSenior Paralegal

Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer CampbellIndustry Group Leader

Julie Chapman

Julie M. ChapmanSenior Paralegal

Kai Davies

Kai DaviesParalegal

Scott Eads

Scott D. EadsIndustry Group Leader

Stacie Fellows

Stacie R. FellowsSenior Paralegal

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

Tracy Hamblet

Tracy HambletSenior 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

Allison Pentheny

Allison L. PenthenySenior Paralegal

Meghan Ridenour

Meghan RidenourBusiness Development Specialist

Cory Sabin

Cory A. SabinParalegal

Lynn Scardina

Lynn ScardinaParalegal

Kathy Severns

Kathy J. SevernsSenior Paralegal

Larry E. Smith

Larry E. SmithFederal Affairs Lobbyist

Derek Watson

Derek WatsonParalegal

Steve Yates

Steve YatesAttorney


During Economic Uncertainty, Agricultural Producers Should Utilize All Available Tools - Especially Agricultural Liens - to Ensure Payment for Their Products
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, May 2020

COVID-19 has brought about new economic uncertainty that is disrupting supply chains, from farmers and ranchers to cooperatives, from processors to grocery stores, and all of the way down to consumers. Even solvent purchasers of agricultural products may begin to request extensions of payment terms from agricultural producers, impacting growers’ cash flow and balance sheets. Particularly in times like this, agricultural producers should utilize all available tools to ensure that they are paid for the products that they bring to market...

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, March 2020

Many organizations may be parties to contracts where the counterparty is seeking to cancel its obligations because of COVID-19. This situation is arising in relation to various commercial relationships, including supply agreements, events planning contracts, and numerous other types of agreements...

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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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