Lane Powell is pleased to announce that seven attorneys in the Portland and Seattle offices have been elected shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2018. Lane Powell President Chuck Riley states “We are fortunate to have an extremely talented team of attorneys here at Lane Powell and we are truly excited about what each of these new shareholders will contribute to our future.”
Jeff Duncan Brecht represents clients in state and federal court and in administrative venues. Duncan Brecht defends businesses, employers, fiduciaries and other individuals on business disputes, workplace complaints, adverse actions by regulatory agencies, trust and estate and fiduciary-related disputes, and will contests. In addition to his litigation practice, Duncan Brecht advises employers, senior living and long term care providers, and professional fiduciaries on best practices, regulatory compliance, and privacy and data security matters. He also assists clients in conducting regulatory compliance and workplace investigations. Duncan Brecht received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University and his M.S. and B.S. from Illinois State University.
Garrett W. Crawshaw counsels clients on real estate transactions, commercial leasing and real estate finance. He also advises lenders and borrowers in secured lending, with a focus on loan transactions, loan restructuring, forbearances and workouts. Crawshaw has broad experience in loan enforcement and commercial litigation including commercial real property and UCC foreclosures, prejudgment remedies and bankruptcy representation. Crawshaw received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound.
Lisa D. Poplawski is a business attorney who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and governance, as well as matters related to aviation law. She provides guidance on corporate formation and capitalization, and assists public, private and nonprofit businesses with all corporate needs. Poplawski’s aviation practice comprises business and commercial aircraft acquisition, disposition, operation, leasing and financing, as well as assistance to public and private corporate flight departments domestically and abroad. Poplawski received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Oregon.
Skyler M. Tanner counsels clients on loan and collateral structuring, workout and bankruptcy issues. His work includes commercial and industrial loans, equipment and real estate financing, agricultural loans and aircraft security interests. Tanner has extensive experience documenting secured financing transactions, including revolving credit, term credit and syndicated credit facilities for banks and other lenders. He also litigates foreclosure and receivership matters on behalf of clients. Tanner received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
David W. Howenstine represents clients in civil litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the Northwest. His work focuses on aviation, insurance coverage advice and litigation, tort defense, and ERISA and non-ERISA life, health and disability cases. He has successfully defended manufacturers, air carriers and other aviation businesses in cases alleging claims for negligence, wrongful death, premises liability and discrimination. He also regularly advises insurance companies on complex coverage issues and represents insurers in lawsuits over coverage, bad faith and contribution. Howenstine received his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.A. from Reed College.
Daniel A. Kittle represents clients in a wide variety of business litigation matters, providing practical advice and insight to help clients achieve favorable outcomes — whether through mediation, full-scale litigation, or any number of creative problem-solving approaches. His practice primarily focuses on complex contract claims, state and local tax disputes, franchise and dealership matters, and corporate governance feuds. Kittle received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law and his B.A., with high honors, from Michigan State University. He previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Jessica N. Walder has successfully represented clients in a variety of antitrust, health care, securities and business disputes in state and federal courts across the country. She focuses her practice on class action, complex commercial and general civil litigation matters. Walder received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., with high distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley.