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Schwabe Announces Six New Shareholders

March 13, 2012


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announced today that Dan Eller, Heather Hepburn, Joaquin Hernandez, Trevor Livingston, Devon Newman and Matt Wilmot have been named shareholders of the firm. 

Eller focuses his practice in the areas of tax and business law. He advises clients with both transactional and controversy matters. His transactional practice has its emphases on choice of entity and formation, mergers and acquisitions, real property development transaction structuring, and tax-exempt entity formation, qualification and operation. Eller graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School with a juris doctor degree and the University of Washington School of Law with a master of laws in taxation.

Hepburn focuses her practice in the areas of business and real estate law, including entity issues, corporate and limited liability company formations, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced in preparing and negotiating asset sale and stock sale agreements, commercial leases, real property purchase and sale agreements, and construction agreements. Hepburn graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with a juris doctor degree.

Hernandez focuses his practice on counseling corporate, partnership and individual clients on governmental matters affecting their business. He represents clients involved in proceedings where the government proposes to take property under its eminent domain powers. He also counsels clients of diverse industries that contract or subcontract with all levels of government, including the construction, professional services, financial services and manufacturing industries. Hernandez graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a juris doctor degree.

Livingston has a general business practice and represents clients in a variety of corporate and real estate finance transactions, including public and private offerings of debt and equity, asset sales and purchases, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents timberland investment management companies with asset and timberland investment management transactions, including the formation of timberland equity funds. Livingston graduated from Harvard Law School with a juris doctor degree.

Newman is an intellectual property attorney who helps individuals and businesses of all sizes protect their creativity and inventions. She is a registered patent attorney. In addition to counseling clients on intellectual property protection, she represents clients in litigation disputes about ownership and use of patents, trade secrets, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, trademarks and other complex litigation matters in state, federal and appellate courts. Newman graduated from Cornell Law School with a juris doctor degree.

Wilmot is an intellectual property attorney focusing his practice on advising business clients on identifying, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property assets. In particular, Wilmot specializes in advising clients on trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, domain name issues and the litigation of complex intellectual property matters. His practice focuses on searching, clearing and prosecuting trademarks, the development and maintenance of trademark portfolios, drafting and negotiating intellectual property licensing and other IP-focused agreements, copyright and trademark counseling, and the enforcement of intellectual property rights in federal and state courts. Wilmot graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a juris doctor degree.