Lane Powell Shareholder Jeffrey C. Wolfstone has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the James B. Castles Leadership Award.
The James B. Castles Leadership Award was established in 1998 by the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section to recognize an Oregon business lawyer for excellence in the practice of business law, professionalism among fellow business lawyers, and outstanding community leadership.
For more than 30 years, Wolfstone has focused his practice on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial finance, corporate law and governance, LLCs and other business organizations, venture capital and private equity, and sustainability and nonprofit corporations.
Throughout his career, Wolfstone has shown outstanding professional leadership. He is an oft-quoted author and speaker on business topics. He participated on the legislative drafting committee for HB 2826 (passed by the 2007 Oregon Legislature) enabling Oregon corporations to place in their articles of incorporation provisions regarding environmentally and socially responsible conduct, and the drafting committee for HB 2296 (passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislature) authorizing Oregon Benefit Companies. He is the longstanding chair of the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act Task Force.
Wolfstone is an active member of Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future, Corporate Governance Group; Japan-America Society of Oregon; Portland Tax Forum; Congregation Beth Israel; Oregon Entrepreneurs Network; Portland Angel Network; Oregon Jewish Community Foundation; and National Association of Corporate Directors, Portland Advisory Board. He currently serves as President of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.
In addition to Wolfstone’s many commitments to Portland’s legal community and the community at large, he serves as Co-chair of Lane Powell’s Corporate Finance and Securities Practice Group, as well as the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group.