Teresa Hill of Stoel Rives LLP Named a 2011 Idaho "Accomplished Under 40"
Nicole Kershaw, Business Development Manager, (801) 715-6657
Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, announced that Teresa A. Hill of the Boise office has been named one of Idaho's "Accomplished Under 40" for 2011 by the Idaho Business Journal.
Currently in its 12th year, the program recognizes 40 local business and professional leaders under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and overall long term goals. Hill will be honored at the Accomplished Under 40 award ceremony in June.
Hill is a partner in the firm's Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources practice group. She represents clients in the areas of renewable energy, land use, natural resources and environmental law, including the representation of renewable energy developers in drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, obtaining environmental and land use approvals, conducting due diligence reviews and assisting with environmental compliance and permitting. She has been selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Idaho) by Chambers USA (2010-2011) and was named a Mountain States "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2008). Hill also serves as Secretary for the Idaho Fourth District Bar Association, founded and chaired the Fourth District Bar 6.1 Pro Bono Challenge (2006-2008), represented Hurricane Katrina victims in the Mississippi Pro Bono Outreach Program (October/November 2005), and currently serves as a member and mentor of the Women of Wind Energy association.
Hill, a mother of two boys (a nine-week old and a three-year old), said that being able to translate her personal priorities into her work approach has played a big part in her professional achievements. "I once heard someone describe their goal for raising their sons as wanting them to be both 'respected and respectful,'" she said. "This captures the essence of what I want for my sons and my law practice. While power purchase agreements often involve intense and occasionally caustic negotiations, my approach is always to treat the other side with the highest respect, to always be completely honest and straightforward, to never take unreasonable positions, and of course to never take anything too seriously."
Hill is a graduate of the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D. 2000), the University of Utah (M.S. Sociology 1997) and Boise State University (B.A. 1994). She is admitted to practice by the state bar of Idaho and the Federal Bar for the District of Idaho. She served as judicial clerk to Chief Justice Linda Copple Trout of the Idaho Supreme Court (2000-2001).