Horenstein Law Group Joins Schwabe

May 25, 2022

Horenstein Law Group Joins Schwabe, Enhancing the Firm’s Presence and Depth in Southwest Washington

Schwabe and Horenstein Law Group are pleased to announce that HLG joined Schwabe on May 25, 2022.

The combined Schwabe and HLG efforts offer increased real estate, land use, and business services for Schwabe clients and a significant spectrum of business, employment, tax, intellectual property, data security, and other legal services to HLG clients.

With strong leadership, HLG established itself as one of the most well-known firms in Southwest Washington. HLG’s prominence in Vancouver increases Schwabe’s deep bench of experience in its Real Estate and Construction Industry Group, which now includes over 60 highly regarded lawyers and an exceptional team of experienced paralegals. HLG’s diversified client base and in-depth knowledge of leasing, land use, and real estate financing blend with Schwabe’s existing capabilities in working with developers, contractors, owners, and investors.

The joining of HLG increases the firm’s presence and depth in Vancouver, Washington. Steve Horenstein is a founding member of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, which promotes business growth in Clark County, and took the lead in establishing both Identity Clark County, which supports economic expansion and vitality in Vancouver, and Leadership Clark County, which trains future community and business leaders.

Adding HLG to our firm creates a multiplier effect for our expertise in the greater Vancouver area,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe. “We’ve collaborated with HLG for years and have long respected their work. I’m thrilled to welcome them to Schwabe. Their portfolio and community connections speak for themselves and exemplify their deep understanding of the market.

Schwabe’s expansion in Vancouver aligns with the firm’s strategy of ‎regional growth and industry knowledge. 

I, alongside my colleagues, am eager to be part of a firm with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest,” said Steve Horenstein, Founder of Horenstein Law Group. “Joining Schwabe enhances our ability to serve local clients’ increasingly complex legal needs, and our past work and current client interests align with Schwabe’s vision and industry focus. We had extensive discussions with several other law firms, and Schwabe stood apart both in terms of cultural fit and providing the breadth and depth of expertise that can help our clients succeed.

Details about the lawyers joining Schwabe:

Steve Horenstein brings a substantial depth of experience and knowledge to clients. His practice focuses on business planning, transactions, and finance; commercial real estate transactions, leasing, and finance; land use and environmental permitting; and government relations, advocacy, and public policy. With decades of experience, Steve handles some of the region’s most complex and challenging projects.

Maren Calvert helps clients identify solutions and get back to the business of doing business. She focuses on land use and commercial real estate. She advises developers on land divisions, condominiums, plats, easements, and restrictive covenants. She helps commercial property owners with purchase and sale agreements and leases. Maren’s experience in commercial litigation, mediation, public policy, and administrative law combines uniquely to help clients think strategically, engage government, and resolve disputes.

Jean Shaw works with clients to reach prompt and practical solutions to fit their real estate and business objectives. She has extensive experience assisting clients in addressing various real estate needs. Her work encompasses real estate development, financing, acquisition, due diligence, asset management, facilities management, construction, commercial property leasing, and general company contracts.

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