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Schwabe Lends Talents to Washington Ports

June 30, 2010

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Attorney Lisa Lowe first person outside the port system to be appointed to chair of Legal Committee for Washington Public Ports Association.

Alicia "Lisa" Lowe, a shareholder in the Vancouver office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently appointed to the chair of the Legal Committee of the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA). Lowe is the first individual appointed to this position from outside of the port system.

"Lisa has served our state's port community as a valued member of this committee for many years," said Eric Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Ports Association. "Our members trust her judgment and experience, and when this committee position opened up there was resounding support for her appointment. We are all excited to have her in this important role."

Lowe is currently general counsel for the Port of Vancouver and represents public agencies in addition to businesses and individuals. She has been a long-time attorney within the Vancouver community and in that time has represented numerous individuals and private businesses. When not advising port districts, Lowe's main areas of emphasis are providing representation in estate planning, business succession planning, and trust and estate administration.

"Lisa has definitely become a well-respected legal authority on port matters and we are excited to see her take on this new role with the Washington Public Ports Association," said Mark Long, Schwabe's managing partner.

Lowe is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is a present member and past Secretary of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council. She graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, with a juris doctor degree.

The Washington Public Ports Association promotes the interests of the port community through effective government relations, ongoing education and strong advocacy programs. Of the 75 ports in the state of Washington, 70 are members of the WPPA. And of all the port systems in the world, Washington has the largest locally controlled public port system.

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