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What the team is known for Prominent litigation firm which maintains a superb reputation for its skilled handling of complex commercial disputes. Noted for its substantial bench of practitioners at all levels of seniority. Highly experienced in disputes touching on such areas as professional malpractice, product liability and IP. Acts for a wide range of major public, private and municipal clients including multinational technology companies.
Strengths A source enthuses that "they are top class all round," highlighting the firm's "professionalism, knowledge, competency, intelligence, strategy, experience and skill."
An impressed client remarks that "they are the top firm in Oregon for business litigation," going on to add: "I would say in the Pacific Northwest they set the gold standard."
A source reports: "They are an excellent firm," that is "responsive and well respected."
Work highlights Acted for Meduri Farms in its suit against a Dutch equipment manufacturer involving claims for breach of warranty and breach of contract. The team also defended Meduri in an ICCA arbitration countersuit.
The "talented" Chad Colton has expertise in a variety of business disputes including tortious interference and breach of contract cases. A source refers to him as being "incredibly bright, articulate and empathetic," adding that he is "passionate about his work."
David Markowitz is highly regarded by both clients and peers. His well-established litigation practice has furnished him with considerable experience handling class action lawsuits and breach of contract cases. Sources consistently describe him as "a preeminent attorney in Portland."
Kerry Shepherd continues to assist with a wide variety of commercial litigation, acting for an impressive list of clients which includes several notable real estate developers. He combines his litigation practice with his responsibilities as the firm's managing partner.
Matt Levin is a noted trial lawyer with experience handling a range of business disputes. Highlights from his practice include advising on high-value real estate and labor cases.
Renée Rothauge is a respected attorney with considerable expertise as a trial lawyer. She represents high-profile clients in complex litigation matters concerning alleged breach of contract, white-collar fraud and the theft of trade secrets. She also has experience advising clients on aspects of their national litigation strategy.