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Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Undertakes a wide range of contentious matters, including product liability, probate disputes and securities issues. Frequently mandated on trials and appeals relating to agriculture, healthcare and real estate. Fields a strong bench of experienced litigators who act for clients across the region. Also represents clients in sectors such as technology, mining, financial services and insurance. The team has additional experience representing clients in arbitration and before administrative tribunals.

Strengths

One client says that "their litigation ability and legal analysis is exceptional."

An impressed client comments: "My experience with Stoel is excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone, and have."

Work highlights

Represent Mahoney as a representative of the former PakSense shareholders who are suing Emerson and its related entities for failure to pay earnout monies owed for the purchase of the entity and for wrongfully integrating the surviving entity with a competitor that allowed Emerson to displace product sales and avoid hitting the threshold earnout amount.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Pooser remains a prominent presence in commercial, real estate and environmental claims, with significant expertise in appellate work. He has a wealth of experience representing clients in complex federal and state court actions.
"He is a very fine lawyer who does a good job on appellate work."

Elijah Watkins focuses on complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims. He is also noted for his significant product liability experience and handling of mortgage-related disputes.
"Elijah is the best litigation lawyer I have ever dealt with: brilliant, diligent and cool under pressure."

Nicole Hancock is an accomplished trial lawyer who offers expertise in business litigation cases, assisting clients in both state and federal court proceedings. Her practice covers employment disputes and product liability claims, among others.
"She is an exceptional lawyer who does great work."

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Overview

Commercial disputes arise in all business contexts, ranging from relatively straightforward contract disputes and business torts to complex regulatory cases and shareholder litigation. The majority of the litigation that we handle involves complex commercial disputes, whether they arise under common law, statute, or regulation. Stoel Rives’ commercial litigators represent entities and individuals across all industries and stages of corporate growth.

We litigate some of the highest-profile cases in the state and region and are particularly strong in the areas of agricultural product liability, appellate law, complex commercial contract disputes, construction defects, environmental disputes, intellectual property enforcement and licensing, probate disputes, product liability, real estate, trade secret defense and enforcement, securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.

In February 2017, Wendy Olson, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, joined our office, bringing tremendous experience and acumen in the areas of government investigations, white collar criminal defense, and civil litigation. Wendy has an outstanding reputation throughout the state of Idaho and nationally, having worked with U.S. Attorneys across the country.

Members

Hancock, Nicole C (Head of Department)

Boeck, Tamara

Olson, Wendy

Pooser, Christopher

Watkins, Elijah M.

Clients

BridgeSpan Health Company

Bristol-Myers Squibb

California Producer Handlers Association

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Inc.

DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Company

Micron Technology, Inc.

Omnipure Filter Company

Select Portfolio Servicing

The Kraft Heinz Company

Western States Equipment Company

Industries

Agribusiness

Construction

Consumer Products

Energy

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Life Sciences & Technology

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Litigation: General Commercial

Stoel Rives LLP

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Location

101 South Capitol Boulevard

Suite 1900

Boise

Idaho

USA

ID 83702-7705

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Idaho

Litigation: General Commercial


Christopher Pooser
Band 3
Elijah M. Watkins
Up and Coming
Nicole C Hancock
Band 1