Stoel Rives Appoints Kris Ormseth as New Boise Office Managing Partner
Judy Rooks, Marketing Communications Manager, 503-294-9831
Robert Van Brocklin, Firm Managing Partner of Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, announced that he has appointed Kris Ormseth
to be the new Office Managing Partner of the firm's Boise office, effective April 4, 2012. In his new assignment, Ormseth will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the Boise office, which includes nearly 40 attorneys and staff. Practices in Boise include corporate, environmental and natural resources, labor and employment, real estate, project development, and food and beverage law, as well as all aspects of business litigation.
"We're very pleased to welcome Kris to the Boise OMP role," Van Brocklin said. "Kris has been an important partner in putting our Idaho practice on the map as a client service leader in Idaho. He is the perfect fit to take the reins in our ongoing efforts to improve our relationships with Boise area businesses, and help us attract and retain additional high-quality lawyers and staff."
A former co-chair of the firm-sponsored Idaho Innovation Awards, Ormseth advises clients on a wide range of legal and business issues, including structuring joint ventures and strategic alliances, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions, developing equity compensation plans, and advising boards of directors and assisting distressed companies in workout and restructuring transactions. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, in Mountain States Super Lawyers® and in Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
Ormseth received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1983, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Idaho.
Ormseth succeeds Quentin Knipe
, who is returning to full-time practice, concentrating on real estate transactions, land use entitlements and construction contracts. In thanking Knipe for his service, Van Brocklin said, "Quentin has been a conscientious leader of our Boise operation and has helped us increase our market visibility and success in Idaho."