We are proud to announce that 33 of our attorneys and 14 practice teams have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. During the research process, Chambers & Partners received comments regarding Lane Powell, including the following:
The Cannabis Team, who is “focused on serving cannabis businesses and their investors,” was recognized nationally for a second year. Chambers® noted that the Team has “notable experience in capital markets and private equity deals in the sector and provides business-structuring, regulatory and intellectual property advice to cultivators and other companies.” One source shared, “Lane Powell’s biggest strength is its ability to not only help us deal with current matters at hand but also its ability to help us identify opportunities for future growth.” Leading individuals named in this area nationally include: Barry Abbott, Justin Hobson and Ben Pirie.
The Commercial Litigation Team is noted for having a “notable presence in the Pacific Northwest” with “good visibility in regulated industries.” Noted experience areas include securities and antitrust litigation, class actions, product liability, construction, IP, health care and appellate. One client shared, “they're hard workers, with brilliant minds and great organization, as well as being results-oriented,” adding that “their concern for clients outweighs profits.” Leading individuals in this area include: Mike Baylous (Alaska), Brewster Jamieson (Alaska), Ken Davis (Oregon), Milo Petranovich (Oregon), Barbara Duffy (Washington) and Harold Malkin (Washington).
The Construction Team was recommended for its “contract-drafting, financial, and dispute resolution expertise” with “significant experience in defending against design and delay claims.” A market source noted, “They’re excellent – their attorneys are some of the leading attorneys here.” Leading individuals in this area include: Stan Beck (Washington) and Jennifer Beyerlein (Washington).
The Corporate, Securities and M&A Team was recognized for its “excellent reputation for a range of corporate work, including advising on joint ventures, securities compliance, tax issues, financing and M&A matters” as well as for “assisting emerging and established companies across sectors including banking, retail and aviation, with a notable presence in senior and long-term housing.” One source shared, “We truly feel like we have found partners on the legal front to provide us with solid and sound guidance on our business and know that they hold our best interests at heart when they approach an issue for us.” Leading individuals named in this area include: Kenny Haglund (Oregon), Lisa Poplawski (Oregon), Jeff Wolfstone (Oregon), Pat Franke (Washington) and Mike Morgan (Washington).
The Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Team was recognized as a “highly rated player for creditor representation, who is well known for acting on behalf of financial institutions on loan documentation, restructuring, enforcement and bankruptcy matters.” The Team was also recommended for its “in-depth knowledge of receiverships and growing expertise in Chapter 9 proceedings” and particularly commended for its experience in “cross-border insolvency matters, notable on behalf of receivers and trustees in workouts and Chapter 15 cases.” One source notes, “The firm’s strength lies in simplifying complex legal matters for a lay person. They are also strong on follow-up and are able to distinguish what a client can do and what the client should do. They are exceptional at anticipating potential challenges and talking through them, so the client is rarely caught unaware.” Leading individuals named in this area include: Michael Parise (Alaska), Chuck Ekberg (Washington), Greg. Fox (Washington) and James Zack (Washington).
The Immigration Team is noted for its “representation of national and international corporations and individual clients in business immigration matters.” This includes advising clients “on compliance and consular-related issues,” and offering “expertise concerning both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.” One client enthused, “We have found in them a partner who understands our business and is sensitive to our priorities. Their work output is of the highest quality.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Dustin, O’Quinn (Washington).
The Intellectual Property Teams were recognized for their “industry-specific expertise in key sectors such as technology, life sciences and telecommunications” with notable experience with “patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets, who routinely represent high-profile clients in transactions or disputes.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Holly Johnston (Oregon) and Brian Bodine (Washington).
The Labor, Employment & Benefits Team is noted for “handling a wide range of issues including collective bargaining agreements, unfair labor practice claims, wage and hour disputes and employee handbook design, with significant experience representing clients in discrimination cases at trial and before the EEOC and other agencies. Other areas of strength include class action suits, employee benefits law and OSHA matters, with deep sector knowledge of the retail, healthcare and banking industries, among others.” One source stated, “They're professional, knowledgeable and provide excellent customer service.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Peter Partnow (Alaska), David Hosenpud (Oregon), Will Weiner (Oregon), Katheryn Bradley (Washington) and Mike Reilly (Washington).
The Real Estate Team is well regarded as a “full-service real estate department, with strength in acquisitions, leases, financing transactions and public-private partnerships.” Chambers® notes this Team “is a popular choice of counsel for leisure and hospitality clients, and further recognized for its experience in the senior housing and assisted living space.” One source shared that the Team “cares deeply about client relationships while also providing solid advice.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Michael Parise (Alaska), Jeremy Bader (Oregon), Bryan Powell (Oregon) and Mike Silvey (Oregon).
The Senior Living & Long Term Care Team is recognized as a “highly regarded health care group that specializes in representing long term care providers alongside a range of other providers,” with “extensive experience in regulatory compliance issues such as HIPAA, Certificate of Needs mandates, and both Medicaid and Medicare fraud claims.” One client notes that the Team is “very strong on the regulatory front, very responsive and has a sense of urgency.” Leading individuals named in this category include: Barbara Duffy (Washington).
Chambers® also recognized the following additional attorneys as Ranked Individuals: Scott Edwards, Tax (Washington); and Mike Nesteroff, Environment.
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