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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

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Number of partners: 107
Number of lawyers: 180
Languages: English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
With more than 180 attorneys in eight offices, Schwabe is among the largest law firms in the region. Clients from start-ups and entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500 count on Schwabe for full-spectrum legal services to help them achieve goals throughout their business lives.

The firm’s understanding of six key industry sectors — healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing, distribution and retail; natural resources; real estate and construction; technology; and transportation, ports and maritime — allows them to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional legal counsel.

Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property:
22 shareholders; 15 other attorneys
Schwabe is one of the largest intellectual property practices in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the few firms in the region to offer patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, copyright prosecution, IP litigation, and IP transactional and licensing services.
The firm’s strong industry focus helps it understand the competitive landscape and the important details that make its clients’ innovations unique.
Key Clients: Columbia Sportswear Company, Blount International, AgaMatrix
Contact: Steven Prewitt
Tel: 503 796 2844
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
41 shareholders; 13 other attorneys
Schwabe represent large and small companies in a broad range of business and commercial disputes, tort litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and other civil disputes, working closely with the firm’s clients to understand their needs and priorities. Whether by securing early resolution through mediation, by winning dispositive motions, or by taking cases through trial and appeal, they seek to obtain the optimal result for every client.
Key Clients: Weyerhaeuser Company, PacifiCorp, Soul’d Out Productions, AgaMatrix, Inc.
Contact: Craig Russillo
Tel: 503 796 2092
Email: [email protected]

Environmental:
9 shareholders; 4 other attorneys
Schwabe’s clients include a broad array of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to local farms, which they help navigate the web of environmental regulations. Schwabe advises clients on issues such as handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, health and safety regulations, permitting (stormwater, process water, air emissions, health and safety), investigation and remediation of contaminated properties, and regulatory enforcement actions with state and federal agencies.
Key Clients: Port of Vancouver, City of Beaverton, Pendleton Grain Growers, Inc., Global Partners
Contact: Brien Flanagan
Tel: 503 796 2915
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
7 shareholders; 5 other attorneys
Schwabe provides proactive employment and labor law advice to employers of all sizes in a broad range of industries, including healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, technology, timber, agriculture, ports and maritime, natural resources, transportation, construction, real estate and nonprofits.
Key Clients: Auto Warehousing Company, Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc., Taylor Sheet Metal, Nel Hydrogen
Contact: Stephanie Berntsen
Tel: 206 689 1235
Email: [email protected]

Business & Corporate:
19 hareholders; 9 other attorneys
Schwabe regularly serves as outside general counsel, advising clients in all areas of business law, including formation and choice of entity; mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions; corporate finance and securities; capital markets; governance and corporate responsibility; international business; and privacy and data security.
Key Clients: Wallace Properties, Adventist Health
Contact: Darius Hartwell (OR)
Tel: 503 796 2984
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael Herbst (WA)
Tel: 206 407 1570
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
16 shareholders; 6 other attorneys
Schwabe routinely represents the interests of publicly traded corporations, closely held and family-owned business, private equity firms, investment bankers, and other transaction participants. It has advised clients in every aspect of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, equity financings, and stock-redemption matters.
Key Clients: Touchmark, LLC, Adventist Health, Bridgewell Agribusiness, LLC
Contact: Darius Hartwell
Tel: 503 796 2984
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
26 shareholders; 5 other attorneys
Known as one of the Northwest’s premier real estate firms, Schwabe represent clients in all aspects of development, financing, ownership, and disposition of commercial, industrial, and office properties. The firm’s focus is on what needs to happen — and what does not need to happen — to achieve client goals.
Key Clients: Alamo Drafthouse, Adventist Health, New Forests, Inc., Campbell Global
Contact: Stephanie Holmberg
Tel: 503-796-2953
Email: [email protected]