Schwabe News Archive
- Business Journal Names Outstanding Voices HonoreesPuget Sound Business JournalMay 6, 2020
Schwabe Diversity Chair and Attorney Joe Straus Honored in PSBJ's 2020 Business of Pride Edition.
- Schwabe Honored by 2020 Chambers USASeven practice areas and 16 attorneys singled out for excellence.April 30, 2020
In Chambers USA’s 2020 rankings, Schwabe is identified as an industry leader in seven practice areas. Schwabe’s Intellectual Property practice received Chambers’ highest ranking for the fifth year in a row, and Schwabe was honored with a new ranking in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation.
- Schwabe’s Lisa Schaures on Business Models and DiversityThe Mid-Market Report Powered By Law.comApril 29, 2020
- Dave Hailey Strengthens Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction Industry Group FocusCreative dealmaker adds depth to group’s industry-focused practiceApril 17, 2020
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is excited to announce that Dave Hailey has joined the firm, further strengthening Schwabe’s commercial real estate and development practice.
- Celebrating Women: Beyond Legal AdviceSharing what we wish we knew for Women’s History Month, Vol. 3April 6, 2020
To wrap up Women's History Month, this edition features women of Schwabe and our community sharing a little advice to other women—and their younger selves.
- What Happens When the Rent is Due? Puget Sound Business JournalApril 3, 2020
Commercial leases already are being redone with short-term rent abatements amortized over the remainder of the contract, or permanently reducing rents, said attorney Aaron Laing, a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Seattle.
- The National Observer: Wednesday, April 1, 2020National ObserverApril 1, 2020
"What I'm hearing pretty consistently from landlords and tenants is that everybody understands that we're in this together," said Aaron Laing, a real estate attorney and shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Seattle.
- Rent is Due Tomorrow, and It's Not Going to be PrettyPuget Sound Business JournalMarch 31, 2020
Schwabe's Aaron Laing talks about the impacts of COVID-19 on Seattle's rental market.
- What Will the Local Real Estate Industry Look Like After the Pandemic?Daily Journal of CommerceMarch 26, 2020
- 61-year-old Chase's Pancake Corral Serves Up Comfort During COVID-19 Outbreak, One Flapjack at a TimePuget Sound Business JournalMarch 25, 2020
61-year-old Chase's Pancake Corral Serves Up Comfort During COVID-19 Outbreak, One Flapjack at a Time
- Celebrating Women: Beyond Legal AdviceSharing what we wish we knew for Women’s History Month, Vol. 2March 23, 2020
In continued celebration of Women's History Month, this edition features women of Schwabe and our community sharing a little advice to other women—and their younger selves.
- Celebrating Women: Beyond Legal AdviceSharing what we wish we knew for 2020 Women’s History MonthMarch 10, 2020
In celebration of 2020 Women's History Month, this series features women of Schwabe sharing a little advice to other women—and their younger selves.
- ICTSI Oregon, Inc.'s President and CEO Elvis Ganda Issues Statement Following March 5, 2020 Opinion and Order Addressing the ILWU's Post-Verdict MotionsMarch 5, 2020
ICTSI Oregon, Inc.’s President and CEO Elvis Ganda issued the following statement after the court issued its March 5, 2020 Opinion and Order addressing the ILWU’s post-verdict motions:
- On Leadership: “I’m Extremely Comfortable with Change,” Says Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson & WyattThomson ReutersMarch 4, 2020
In this installment, Rose speaks with Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt, about being an agent of change, her firm’s approach to client service, and being close to clients.
- Schwabe Strengthens Industry Focus with Promotion of Six Attorneys to ShareholderFebruary 28, 2020
Jamee Asher, Jean Back, Eric Blank, Ryan Dumm, Maria Schmidlkofer, and Garrett Stephenson have been named shareholders at Schwabe
- Schwabe About Town: Schwabe Attorneys Attend Seattle’s State of Downtown ConferenceFebruary 25, 2020
Schwabe attends Downtown Seattle Association's State of Downtown event
- Amy Cornelius Featured in Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)CREW PortlandFebruary 21, 2020
Amy makes CREW member spotlight for Women in Commercial Real Estate.
- 8 Questions About the CATBusiness TribuneFebruary 6, 2020
Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt attorney Dan Eller assists clients with tax and business law issues in both transactions and controversies. The Business Tribune asked him how he sees the coming Corporate Activity Tax (CAT).
- Connie Sue Martin AGC of Washington Associate of the Year 2019Daily Journal of CommerceJanuary 27, 2020
Connie Sue Martin is the chair of the AGC Environmental Committee and is being recognized for her outstanding leadership in the negotiation, passage and the implementation of the state's Expedited Voluntary Cleanup Bill.
- From Oregon to Washington, Associate to Rookie, Schwabe Attorneys Lauded at Annual MeetingsJanuary 24, 2020
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. attorneys were big winners at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2020 Annual Dinners in both Washington and Oregon on January 24th. Connie Sue Martin was the recipient of the Associate of the Year Award 2019 from AGC of Washington, and Paige Spratt received the Rookie of the Year Award 2019 from AGC Oregon – Columbia Chapter.
- Brendan Crowley Bolsters Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction Industry Group FocusKey new team member adds depth to group’s industry-focused practiceJanuary 21, 2020
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is excited to announce that Brendan Crowley is joining the firm, adding considerable experience in real estate law to Schwabe’s deep bench in the industry.
- Attorney Explains Pitfalls of Farm Succession PlanningCapital PressJanuary 15, 2020
As Oregon farmers and ranchers get older, the need for estate planning is growing more urgent to ensure working lands remain in operation.
- 9th Circuit Won't Rethink Enviros' Suit Over Navajo Coal PlantLaw360December 16, 2019
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rejected green groups' bid to revive their challenge to the U.S. Department of the Interior's approval for the continued operation of a coal-fired plant on Navajo land, leaving in place a panel's ruling that the tribe's sovereign immunity blocked the suit.
- Seattle’s Real Estate Market Is Booming, but That Growth Poses Major Challenges for the CitySeattle BusinessDecember 13, 2019
Seattle’s real estate market is experiencing unprecedented growth driven by an explosive tech sector, but the city also is facing significant challenges due to the fallout from that growth.
- Four Steps to Financial HealthCapital PressDecember 12, 2019
Believing in the future of agriculture, Lauren Lucht assumed the responsibilities of Northwest Transplants from her parents. As the operating CEO, Lucht said the Molalla-based company grows a total of about 90 million vegetable, herb and flower seedlings on contract for growers throughout the Northwest.
- How a Feud Over Two Jobs Tipped the West Coast Longshore Union Toward BankruptcyLos Angeles TimesNovember 29, 2019
The ILWU staged slowdowns at the Port of Portland and flouted federal court orders. The resulting chaos caused international shipping lines to abandon Portland, ending Oregon-based cargo service for exporters as far inland as Idaho’s Snake River.
- Study: Boom Time For ConstructionOregon BusinessNovember 22, 2019
Partnering with Portland marketing agency Kinesis, law firm Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt published a forward-looking study this fall, 'Commercial Real Estate & Construction in the Pacific Northwest,' which took the temperature of the 2019 commercial real estate and construction climate.
- Identity Clark County Names Matthew Bisturis as Ed Lynch Honorary DirectorIdentity Clark CountyNovember 19, 2019
The business leaders group Identity Clark County has selected Matthew Bisturis to fill the Ed
Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy appointment to the group’s Board of Directors for 2020.
- In Landmark Labor Case, Jury Awards $93.6 Million in Damages to Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Client, ICTSI Oregon, Inc.November 13, 2019
Jury awards $93.6 Million to former operator of Port’s Terminal 6 for losses due to dock workers’ illegal labor slowdowns.
- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Honored by Best Law Firms in 38 Categories November 7, 2019
Schwabe has proudly sustained its National Tier 1 Timber ranking since 2011 and has been named Timber “Law Firm of the Year” in 2020, 2018, 2015, 2013, and 2012. Schwabe was additionally honored with a National Tier 1 Natural Resources Law ranking.
- Schwabe Mourns the Loss of Friend and Colleague Steve FordNovember 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Steve Ford. Those of us at Schwabe will remember Steve’s creative approach to work, dry wit, and love of the outdoors.
- Jury Awards $93.6 Million to Former Operator of Port’s Terminal 6 for Losses due to Dock Workers’ Unlawful Labor PracticesThe OregonianNovember 5, 2019
A federal jury awarded $93.6 million to the former operator of the Port of Portland’s container terminal, finding the dock workers union sabotaged shipping traffic and caused productivity to plummet through years of labor slowdowns and stoppages.
- Jury Gives Port Operator $93.6M for Workers' Illegal BoycottsLaw360November 5, 2019
A former Oregon port operator scored a $93.6 million verdict after a federal jury determined that unlawful boycotts carried out by the port's union-backed dock workers caused business to take a nosedive.
- Photos: Spotlight shines on Women of VisionDaily Journal of CommerceOctober 31, 2019
The awards honor women who are shaping the built environment with their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement and promotion of industry diversity. Schwabe's Paige Spratt and Charmin Shiely were among the honorees.
- 2019 Women of Vision Award Winner, Paige SprattDaily Journal of CommerceOctober 25, 2019
As a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Paige Spratt brings real-world construction expertise to each client she works with. She works creatively with her clients to handle arbitrations and a variety of lawsuits, including those that range from lien foreclosures, construction claims, and complex breach of contract claims.
- 2019 Women of Vision Award Winner, Charmin ShielyDaily Journal of CommerceOctober 25, 2019
Charmin Shiely is a shareholder and business attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Her work in the real estate industry is significant, where she helps with purchase and sale transactions, equity and debt financing, corporate structuring, licensing, and much more.
- Survey reveals industry firm’s optimism, challengesDaily Journal of CommerceOctober 22, 2019
A large-scale survey of Pacific Northwest real estate and construction professionals found widespread concern with environmental and housing regulation, and health care costs.
- New Study Shows Strong Confidence in Pacific Northwest Commercial Real Estate and Construction MarketOctober 1, 2019
Schwabe commissioned a survey with the American City Business Journals to explore attitudes and behaviors and to uncover industry trends and insights. Over 700 participants responded to the survey, evenly spread across Washington and Oregon.
- Business Leaders Express Confidence in Washington’s Construction and Commercial Real Estate SectorsSeattle Business MagazineOctober 1, 2019
The strong, diversified Puget Sound economy should help the region ride out an anticipated nationwide downturn, survey respondents say
- William F. Abrams Strengthens Schwabe’s Technology Industry GroupSeptember 16, 2019
IP, Technology, and Business Law Attorney Adds Even More Depth to Schwabe’s Industry Focus
- Shippers Sue Over Port FeeSeptember 15, 2019
David Boyajian, a ship captain and attorney with Schwabe, wrote the fee “bears no relationship to costs created by or services provided to passing vessels. Indeed, the vessels do not cost the Port a penny, nor do they request or receive any benefits or services from the Port of Astoria — they just get a bill.”
- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Kinesis to Host Commercial Real Estate and Construction SymposiumSeptember 13, 2019
Come learn from the insights of over 700 industry veterans who’ve shared their thoughts and strategies for the coming year.
- 2019 Women of Vision award winners namedSeptember 9, 2019
Scwabe attorneys, Charmin Shiely and Paige B Spratt, recognized as 2019 Women of Vision Award winners represent clients in the Real Estate and Construction, Healthcare and Life Sciences, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime industry groups.
- 45 Schwabe Attorneys Make the List of Best Lawyers in America© for 2020August 15, 2019
Schwabe attorneys recognized on the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list represent clients across the firm’s six core industry groups.
- Symantec, Cyber Standards Org Delete Lab's Antitrust SuitLaw360August 14, 2019
"It's a voluntary standard and NSS is free to ignore it," Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC's Brenna K. Legaard told Law360, arguing that a ruling against the organization could have chilled participation in standard-setting groups that could have found themselves open to liability.
- Angie Otto & Paige Spratt - Associated General Contractors Summer Convention PodcastPamplin Media GroupAugust 14, 2019
Angie Otto of Ball Janik and Paige Spratt of Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt at the AGC Summer Convention at Salishan Resort.
- Obesity is Now a Protected Class in WashingtonVancouver Business JournalAugust 5, 2019
Jean Back, Of Counsel with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, is the advocacy director for the Southwest Washington Society for Human Resources Management and an officer on the board of the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
- Bert Ray Named to Alaska Super Lawyers for the Eighth YearAugust 1, 2019
Bert Ray recognized as one of the top 5 percent in his field.
- Martha Pagel, former OWRD director, dies at 65Capital PressJuly 31, 2019
Prominent attorney, industry leader, and beloved member of Schwabe passed at age 65.