Lane Powell is pleased to announce that four attorneys in Seattle have been elected shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2022. Our new shareholders have consistently been committed to providing outstanding legal counsel to clients on complex and significant matters while also demonstrating leadership that supports Lane Powell’s mission of being trusted advisors.
Jamie Lanier focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, and trust administration for high net worth individuals and families. She also works with fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding non-judicial resolution of trust and estate disputes. In addition, Lanier advises private foundations regarding formation and compliance issues. She serves on the Seattle Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council and is included in Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list in the areas of Trusts and Estates and Nonprofit/Charities. Lanier received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law, her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington, and her B.A. in Communication Studies, cum laude, from Seattle University.
Shirley Lou-Magnuson dedicates her practice to defending public and private entities from civil and regulatory liability in employment law matters. She regularly litigates on behalf of employers before federal and state courts, administrative bodies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Washington State Human Rights Commission on claims such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. Although she is always prepared to zealously defend employers in litigation, Lou-Magnuson's strategic counsel empowers clients to find business-driven solutions that avoid litigation whenever feasible. Lou-Magnuson advises on a wide range of employment law matters, including strategic recruitment, employment agreements, wage and hour compliance, employee performance management, workplace investigations, leave and disability accommodation, as well as layoffs and terminations.
Before joining Lane Powell, Lou-Magnuson served as a clerk at the Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals. She is included in Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list in the area of Labor and Employment – Management. Lou-Magnuson earned her J.D. from University of Hawaiʻi Williams S. Richardson School of Law, cum laude, and her B.A. in Economics and Asian Studies from Whitman College. She has native fluency in Mandarin Chinese.
Greg Pyle advises a wide variety of clients in corporate governance, business, and transactional matters. He counsels early-stage and established clients through all manner of business transactions with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, including private equity backed transactions (buy and sell side) and family office representation. Pyle enjoys serving clients as outside general counsel and getting to know and understand successful businesses and nonprofits in the Northwest. He prides himself on providing practical advice and strategic insight.
While his transactional practice is varied, Pyle has developed particular skills in advising clients across the healthcare-delivery system, including major research institutions and large national senior living providers. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list in the areas of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance, and Elder Law (long term care). Pyle received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.S. in Economics from Central Washington University.
Jimmy Zack focuses his practice on bankruptcy, receiverships, commercial litigation, and out-of-court workouts. Zack represents a wide array of constituents in complex corporate restructurings and insolvency matters, including financial institutions, secured and unsecured lenders, lessors, trade creditors, asset purchasers, intellectual property licensors and licensees, trustees, receivers, plan administrators, foreign insolvency representatives, and bankruptcy preference defendants.
Before joining Lane Powell, Zack served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Brian D. Lynch and as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Karen A. Overstreet, both of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington. Chambers® USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Zack as an “Associate to Watch” and he is included in Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.