Stoel Rives Announces Ten New Principals
Kristen Leis, Business Development Manager, (503) 294-9343
Stoel Rives announces the promotion of 10 new principals in the firm's Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho offices.
Portland, Oregon New Principals:
William Clydesdale's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating public and private acquisition and disposition transactions, seed and venture capital financings and other equity and debt investments. He also regularly advises publicly and privately held clients, including start-ups and early-stage companies, on a wide variety of corporate and strategic/business issues. Clydesdale is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1993) and Wesleyan University (B.A., 1998).
Andrew Davis has a real estate and finance practice that includes extensive experience in complex commercial real estate transactions and matters, including acquisitions, financing, management, leasing and ownership. He has particular expertise in real estate finance and investment. Davis' clients include institutional and private real estate companies, advisors, investors, developers and owners of commercial real estate, among others. He holds a graduate degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1993) and is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1984).
Steve Hull has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on securities, financing and acquisition transactions. He has experience in both public and private financings, including venture capital financings, and handling mergers and acquisitions. Hull is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (J.D. magna cum laude, 1996) and Brown University (B.A., 1990).
Seattle, Washington New Principals:
David Benson is a member of the Corporate practice group focusing primarily on advising businesses and investors on corporate and securities transactions, including public and private sales of securities and mergers and acquisitions. Benson also has experience in advising on international transactions and business operations, particularly operations in southeast Asia and Latin America. He is also experienced in reorganizations and corporate governance issues, including corporate compliance programs. Benson was named one of Washington's "Rising Stars" by Washington Law & Politics (2001, 2002). He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. with distinction, 1993), Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude, 1992), and Arizona State University (B.S., 1989).
Andrew Guy is a member of both the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Group and the Trial Practice Group. He has experience in a broad array of legal areas including real estate, leases, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures, secured transactions, lender liability issues, loan restructurings, bankruptcy, business and commercial disputes, and related litigation. He has successfully handled trials, appeals and resolution of disputes through arbitration and mediation. Guy has been named by Washington Law & Politics as one of Washington's "Super Lawyers" (2002, 2003). He currently chairs the Washington State Bar Association's Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1979) and Princeton University (A.B. summa cum laude, 1974).
Kenneth Odza is a member of the Litigation practice group. Odza and his practice focuses on achieving favorable outcomes for clients in commercial, environmental and product liability disputes. He regularly practices in trial courts and before administrative tribunals in both Washington and Alaska. Odza also lectures on special education law and represents parents and children in education litigation. He has been chosen repeatedly by Washington Law & Politics as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" and currently serves as board vice-president of TeamChild. Odza is a graduate of Cornell Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1994) and the University of Rochester (B.A. cum laude, 1989).
James Shore advises, represents and trains employers in various areas of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, corporate transactions and reorganizations, executive agreement and personnel policy preparation, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, union election campaigns, noncompetition agreements, and wage/hour, disability law and leave of absence issues. He has represented all types of private and public employers in federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies. Shore is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law (J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1987) and New College of the University of South Florida (B.A., 1983).
Salt Lake City, Utah New Principals:
Mark Hindley practices in Stoel Rives' Litigation department, with an emphasis in complex commercial disputes. He represents corporations in cases involving contracts, securities and corporate fraud, Lanham Act violations and unfair competition. Hindley also focuses his practice in natural resources and environmental law litigation, representing clients in NEPA, toxic tort and land-use disputes. Hindley is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1995) and the University of Utah (B.A. cum laude, 1992).
Marc Rasich is a member of Stoel Rives' Litigation practice group. He concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation. He has represented individuals and organizations in a variety of litigation matters including trademarks and trade secrets, shareholder derivative, products liability, plaintiff's insurance coverage, real estate, land use and environmental actions. Rasich is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1994) and the University of San Diego (B.A. cum laude, 1991).
Boise, Idaho New Principal:
Quentin Knipe is a member of the firm's Real Estate practice group and handles real estate transactions and development. His development work involves pursuing government approvals, conducting due-diligence reviews and negotiating and drafting restrictive covenants, easements, development agreements, maintenance agreements and construction contracts. He also assists real estate developers with the formation of joint ventures and business entities. Knipe is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law (J.D. with honors, 1989) and Lewis & Clark College (B.S. with honors, 1986).
Stoel Rives LLP is a multipractice business law firm with operations throughout the western United States. With more than 375 attorneys and a support staff of 500, Stoel Rives is regarded as a regional leader in corporate, litigation, natural resources and environment, energy and intellectual property law. For more information about Stoel Rives and its offices in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and Idaho, visit www.stoel.com.