Attorneys

Attorneys

Bill P. Hutchison

Counsel to the Firm | Portland | 503.778.2150 | hutchisonw@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Bill Hutchison’s practice emphasizes cooperative, corporate, real property and environmental law.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC (2011-present)
  • NORPAC Foods, Corporate Secretary and Counsel (1996-2016)
  • Foster Pepper Tooze LLP/Roberts Kaplan LLP, Partner (2003-2010)
  • Tooze Duden Creamer Frank & Hutchison, Partner (1987-2002)
  • In private practice in Portland since 1969

Significant Litigation

  • Lead Counsel for Linnton Plywood Association, Portland Harbor Superfund Site Litigation, USA vs. Linnton Plywood Association (2014-2016)
  • Lead Counsel for Plaintiff in Sandy River Scenic Waterway Litigation, Diack vs. City of Portland (1988)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon

Academics

  • Willamette University (J.D., 1969)
  • University of Oregon (B.S., Economics, 1963)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Cooperative Law
  • Environmental
  • Real Estate
  • Sustainability and Climate Change

Speaking Engagements

  • “Co-op Trends & Possible Future Legal/Policy Needs,” National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Government Affairs Meeting (November 14, 2014)
  • “The Role of Corporate Counsel and the Board of Directors,” Annual CO-OP Director Training Course (January 7-8, 2014)
  • “Why the Business Judgment Rule Matters to Cooperative Boards,” Annual CO-OP Director Training Course (January 8-9, 2013)
  • “Cooperatives — Remaining Competitive in a Complex World,” NW Regional Cooperative Councils’ Annual Meeting (November 13, 2012)
  • “Fundamentals of Agricultural Cooperatives,” Oregon State Bar’s Agricultural Law Section CLE Program, Panelist (May 11, 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Hall of Fame Award (2015)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Regional Northwest Agricultural Cooperatives Recognition Award (2008)
  • Named as an “Oregon Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Business/Corporate (2006)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association (1969-2015)
  • American Bar Association (1969-2014)
  • Chair, OCF’s Oregon Parks Foundation Fund Advisory Committee (2016)
  • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Legal Tax and Accounting Committee Member (1989- 2016)
    • Chairman of Executive Committee (2003)
    • Cooperative Business Advisory Group (2005)
    • Vice Chair or Chair of several reporting Subcommittees (2003-2016)
  • Member, State of Oregon Board of Forestry (2002-2010)
  • Chair, Portland’s Willamette River Stakeholders Task Force (1996-1999)
  • Chairman, State of Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (1987-1991)
  • Chairman, Pacific Northwest Hazardous Waste Advisory Council (1991)
  • Founding Director, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (1998-Present)
  • Founding Director, The High Desert Museum (1974-1991)
  • Chair, Riverpoint Condominiums HOA Board of Directors (2007-present)

Bill P. Hutchison

Counsel to the Firm | Portland | 503.778.2150 | hutchisonw@lanepowell.com

Date
11.17.2015
01.07.2011