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Chambers notes Corporate, Environmental, Litigation Groups
Four attorneys and three firm practice areas have been recognized in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Ater Wynne top law firm among green employers
For a third consecutive year, Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.
Firm adds new business partners
Business attorneys Todd A. Mitchell and John C. Ramig have joined Ater Wynne LLP as partners in the firm’s Portland office.
Partners Elected to Opera, Raphael House Boards
Kay Abramowitz and Leslie Bottomly have been elected to the boards of two local organizations.
Langfitt re-elected as CEJ chair
Frank Langfitt, chair of Ater Wynne’s Litigation Department, has been re-elected as board chair of The Campaign for Equal Justice.
Seattle office names two shareholders
Construction attorney Brenda Molner and federal Indian law attorney Rob Roy Smith have been named shareholders.
Ater Wynne named a Most Admired Company
For a sixth consecutive year, the Portland Business Journal has named Ater Wynne a Most Admired Company.
Estate planning lawyer joins California Bar
June Wiyrick Flores has been admitted to the California State Bar. She is now licensed in Oregon, Washington and California.
Nine listed in Oregon Super Lawyers 2010
Nine attorneys in Ater Wynne’s Portland office have been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers 2010.
Five "stars" listed in Benchmark Litigation
Five Ater Wynne litigators have been listed as Local Stars or Future Stars in 2011 Benchmark Litigation.
Chair honored for mental health advocacy
National Alliance on Mental Illness honored Jonathan Ater and his wife, Deanne, for their advocacy on mental health issues.
State bar honors firm for sustainable leadership
Ater Wynne has been named the first recipient of the Sustainable Law Office Leadership Award by the Oregon State Bar.
Best Law Firms ranks Ater Wynne in top tier
Ater Wynne LLP has been ranked as one of the nation’s top 2010 Best Law Firms for the Portland area in a new listing by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.
Business, securities, tax attorney joins Seattle office
George E. Bonini, a business attorney with extensive experience assisting private investment advisors has joined the Seattle office.
Practice areas, attorneys ranked high in Chambers
Ater Wynne partners and practice areas have again made the list of top Oregon lawyers and law firms ranked in Chambers USA.
Indian Law chair discusses tribal energy issues
Doug MacCourt, chair of Ater Wynne’s Indian Law Group, will speak at two significant tribal energy conferences in June.
Article examines legal risks in social networking
Employment attorneys Kathy Feldman and Leslie Bottomly have co-authored an article about social networking legal risks.
ACORE to focus on Feed-in Tariffs
U.S. Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned, is the title of the May 19 ACORE teleseminar, to be held in Ater Wynne's Portland office.
Firm recognized as green employer
For a second year, Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.
Val Fisher named to PLF board
Valerie D. Fisher has been named to the nine-member board of directors of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund (PLF).
ACORE webinar examines the role of utilities
The April 21 ACORE teleseminar in Ater Wynne's Portland office will examine "The Utility Role in Renewable Energy".
Portland, Seattle offices offer Employment Seminars
Ater Wynne’s Labor and Employment Group will offer Employment Law Seminars in both Seattle and Portland in March.
ACORE presentation examines dispute potential
The March 17 ACORE presentation at Ater Wynne's Portland office is "Girding up for Disputes in Evolving Areas of Law."
Webinar explores solar development strategies
Strategies for encouraging solar development is the focus of the Feb. 17 ACORE teleseminar in Ater Wynne's Portland office.
Ater Wynne among top 10 Most Admired Companies
For a fifth consecutive year, Ater Wynne is among Oregon's top ten Most Admired Companies for professional services.
Webinar previews 2010 in renewable energy
A preview of renewable energy financing, development and law will be the focus of the Jan. 20 ACORE webinar at Ater Wynne.
Employment Group to review top HR issues for 2009
Ater Wynne’s popular year-end review of employment law developments will be December 10 at Bridgeport in Portland.
Litigation Group "Recommended" in Benchmark Litigation
Ater Wynne's Litigation Group has been listed as a "Recommended" firm in 2010 Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Four partners were named as Stars or Future Stars.
Telecom attorney appointed to Governor's panel
Seattle telecom attorney Art Butler has been appointed to the panel reviewing Washington broadband project proposals.
Benefits planning can help employer's bottom line
Learn how benefits planning can save money and motivate employees in a down economy at the next employment seminar.
Firm hosts ACORE Renewable Energy Series
Using carbon offsets was the focus of the ACORE Renewable Energy Teleconference hosted in Portland by Ater Wynne.
Litigation, Indian Law capabilities ranked top in state
Best Lawyers has ranked the firm's Bet-the-Company Litigation and Indian Law capabilities number one in Oregon.
New blog addresses family-owned businesses
Ater Wynne launches the Family-Owned Business Blog as a new resource for stakeholders of family-owned businesses.
Sustainable practices draw recognition
Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.
Chair pens healthcare editorial
As chair of Ater Wynne’s Healthcare Group, Jonathan Ater is passionate about healthcare coverage. Read his editorial.
Seminar to focus on maximizing IP value
Maximizing value from intellectual property is the focus of a free breakfast seminar co-sponsored by Ater Wynne on February 18.
Ater Wynne among Most Admired Companies
Ater Wynne has been named one of Oregon’s 10 Most Admired Companies in the professional services sector for 2008.
Portland office moves to the "Pearl"
Ater Wynne is moving its Portland headquarters to the top floors of the Pearl District’s new Lovejoy Building, as of Dec. 15, 2008.
Sustainable practices attorneys participate in NWEC Conference
December 8, 2008 - Environmental attorney Doug MacCourt and Emerging Business attorney Wallace Glauci, both members of Ater Wynne's Sustainable Practices Advisory Group, participated in "Market Driven Solutions for a Bad Market: How Well Will Green Survive?" at the recent Northwest Environmental Conference and Tradeshow in Portland.
Sustainable practices glean RecycleWorks Award
Ater Wynne's Portland office has received a RecycleWorks Award for its sustainable business practices.
Ten partners tagged as Super Lawyers
November 6, 2008 – Ten partners in Ater Wynne’s Portland office have been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers.
Pro bono work cited in Raphael House honor
October 27, 2008 - Ater Wynne LLP has been named a recipient of Raphael House’s First Annual Founders’ Award.
Renewable energy, climate change series offered
October 8, 2008 - The Portland office is the host site for two remote series on climate change and renewable energy.
New attorneys bring wealth preservation expertise
October 1, 2008 - Kay Abramowitz and June Wiyrick Flores, attorneys with asset protection expertise, have joined Ater Wynne.
Firm continues to grow
August, 2008 - Ater Wynne LLP has added three attorneys, expanding the Corporate, Litigation and Environmental Groups.
NAACP honors Ater Wynne for pro bono services
Ater Wynne has been named a recipient of the 2008 Champion of Civil Rights Award by the NAACP for pro bono litigation.
Ater Wynne expands Energy Group
April 4, 2008 - Two attorneys experienced in complex energy transactions and regulatory compliance have joined the firm.
Journal publishes class certification commentary
The scholarly Appellate Journal of Practice and Process has published Lori Irish Bauman's class certification article.
Firm plans move to Portland's Pearl District
February 8, 2008 - Ater Wynne has announced plans to move its Portland headquarters to the Pearl District’s new Lovejoy Building in late 2008.
Top deals range from financings to licensing
January 2008 - Ater Wynne's top business deals for 2007 range from technology licensing for an alternative energy client to stock financings for high tech companies.
Business litigation blog covers Northwest
February 1, 2008 - The Oregon Business Litigation Blog has changed its name to Northwest Business Litigation Blog to reflect its expanded scope. The online legal journal now includes business litigation information from Washington as well as Oregon.
Experienced real estate attorney joins firm
December 2007 - Kirk W. Smith, a real estate attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of real estate, finance, redevelopment and business transactional law, has joined Ater Wynne's Real Estate and Finance Group.
Ater Wynne named a Most Admired Company
December 6, 2007 - Ater Wynne has been named one of the top three Most Admired Companies in Oregon for professional services by the Portland Business Journal.
Federal Indian law attorney joins firm
November 2007 - Rob Roy Smith, a federal Indian law attorney who has served as counsel to numerous Indian tribes, has joined Ater Wynne.
Firm-sponsored sessions popular at NWEC
December 6-7,2007 - Sessions sponsored and developed by Ater Wynne LLP for the Northwest Enviromental Conference were the most well-attended at the conference.
Construction lawyer listed as Rising Star
December 2007 - Seattle construction lawyer Brenda Molner has been listed as a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics.
Partners listed in Oregon Super Lawyers
November 2007 – Ten partners in Ater Wynne’s Portland office have been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers.
Campbell named to QualityLogic Board
November 2007 - Emerging Business attorney Bill Campbell has been named to the Board of Directors of QualityLogic.
Firm honored with Community Service Award
October 2007 - Albertina Kerr Centers has honored Ater Wynne and firm chair Jonathan Ater with a Community Service Award.
AW partners among "Best Lawyers 2008"
September 2007 - Seven Ater Wynne partners have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, a national legal referral guide.
Ater appointed to Governor's Health Fund Board
August 2007 - Jonathan Ater, chair of Ater Wynne LLP, has been appointed by the governor to the new Oregon Health Fund Board.
Energy team helps build biomass project
August 2007 - Ater Wynne’s work on the Warm Springs biomass project is coming to fruition with the recent $5 million commitment by Energy Trust of Oregon to invest the alternative energy venture.
Haller Chairs VOA Board
August 2007 - Seattle environmental attorney Pete Haller is currently serving a three year term as Chairman of the Board of Volunteers of America, Western Washington. Pete has served on the VOAWW board since 1998.
Ater Wynne elects chair, managing partner
July 2007 - Jonathan Ater, the senior partner of Ater Wynne LLP and Chair of the firm’s Health Law Group, has been elected Chair of the firm.
Ater Wynne Among Top Five Corporate Law Firms
June 2007 - Ater Wynne has been named one of the top five corporate law firms in Portland by Corporate Board Member magazine.
Seattle Arbitrator/Mediator Noted as Super Lawyer
June 2007 - Seattle arbitrator and mediator Greg Harris has again been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics magazine.
Business, Energy, Indian Law Attorneys Noted
June 2007 - Four Portland attorneys have been listed among Portland's Best Lawyers in the June 2007 issue of Portland Monthly.
Business Lawyer Noted for Community, Legal Service
June 2007 - Portland business attorney Brenda Meltebeke is among the city’s notable women honored by Profile Theatre in “A Celebration of the Uncommon Women of Portland.”
Saxton Joins JELD-WEN; Continues as Firm Partner
May 2007 - Ron Saxton has joined JELD-Wen, Inc., as Senior Vice President for External Affairs. Ron will continue as a partner at Ater Wynne.
Medical Society Honors Jonathan Ater
May 2007 - Jonathan Ater, a founding partner of Ater Wynne LLP and chair of the firm’s Health Law Group, has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland.
Alternative Funding Available Through AIM
April 2007 - Alternative energy companies fall within one of several industry sectors that often achieve funding through London's AIM, according to Energy and Emerging Business Partner Wallace Glausi in an article for the Portland Business Journal.
Partners Noted for Mergers and Aquisitions
April 2007 - Greg Struxness and Bill Campbell, partners in Ater Wynne’s Corporate Finance Group, are among Portland’s leading M&A lawyers featured in the Portland Business Journal.
Glausi to Discuss Renewable Energy Project Funding
Energy and Emerging Business attorney Wallace Glausi will discuss renewable energy project funding at Energy Conference 'o7: Making Renewable Energy Projects Happen, to be held April 24 in Portland.
Ater Wynne Web Site Recognized
March 2007 - Ater Wynne’s new web site has received a 2006 Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in the professional services category.
Firm Mourns Joe Bowen's Passing
February 2007 - Ater Wynne's colleague and friend, Joe Bowen, Of Counsel in our Indian Law Group, passed away February 20, 2007 in Scottsdale, AZ, surrounded by his family.
Environmental Groups Feature Ater Wynne Attorneys
February 2007 - Energy attorneys Doug MacCourt and Wallace Glausi will speak at three significant environmental conferences this spring as part of Ater Wynne’s co-sponsorship of the events.
Seattle Shines with Rising Star
December 2006 - For a third time, Seattle construction lawyer Brenda S. Molner has been listed as a Washington Rising Star in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of Washington Law and Politics.
Ater Wynne Named Service Provider of the Year
November 2006 - Ater Wynne was named Service Provider Company of the Year at the 2006 Technology Awards, held November 16, 2006 in Portland.
Twelve Partners Named Oregon Super Lawyers
November 2006 - Twelve attorneys from Ater Wynne’s Portland office have been named Super Lawyers by Washington Law and Politics magazine.
“Best Lawyers in America 2007” includes Ater Wynne Partners
November 2006 - Six Ater Wynne partners have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, a national referral guide for the legal profession to be released November 21, 2006 by publisher Woodward/White, Inc.
Ater Wynne Launches Oregon Business Litigation Blog
August 2006 - Ater Wynne's Litigation Group has launched the Oregon Business Litigation blog, hosted by litigators in the firm's Portland office.