Lane Powell Announces Succession Plan for Firm’s Top Management
Lane Powell recently announced that Charles W. Riley, Jr., will be the Firm’s President effective January 1, 2015. Thomas W. Sondag was previously elected Vice President, effective January 1, 2014. The current Firm President, Lewis M. Horowitz, will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors but will immediately return full time to his tax and business practice.
“Lane Powell continues to add exceptional lawyers whose approach fits with our focus on providing excellent client service,” said Riley. “This results in a cohesive team that I’m very excited to lead. I look forward to our ongoing success in the Pacific Northwest as a premier provider of legal services.”
“This transition comes at a time of strength for one of the oldest Firms in the Pacific Northwest,” said Horowitz. “I am confident that Chuck and Tom will lead the next generation to new levels while maintaining our client-oriented focus.”
Riley has served as Vice President since 2007 and as Chair of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group since 2000. His practice focuses exclusively on tax-sensitive estate planning, and estate and trust administration for high net worth families.
Sondag focuses his practice on appellate litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts. He is Chair of the Firm’s Appellate practice group and its Portland Litigation group.
Horowitz will continue his legal practice, helping clients achieve their business objectives in a tax-efficient manner. Horowitz adds significant value to the Firm’s clients by identifying practical solutions for complex business problems.