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Portland, OR 97204
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Bend, OR 97702
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We are pleased to welcome Michael Van Dyke as an associate attorney in the firm’s business practice group. His practice includes assisting businesses in corporate formation, business transactions and planning, ownership agreements, shareholder disputes, real estate matters, and financing and regulatory compliance.
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We are pleased to welcome Kimberlee Petrie Volm as an associate attorney in the firm's complex torts practice group. Her practice includes business and commercial litigation, personal injury and property damage liability.
She previously worked as a deputy public defender for the Office of Public Defense Services as an appellate attorney, representing clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.
Kimberlee earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
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On June 5th, Mike Lewton participated in a three hour continuing education program for claims professionals of AIG in New York. The program titled, “Ethics and Best Practices for Handling and Resolving Litigation” included two panels of seasoned litigators from throughout the United States. Mike’s portion of the presentation included a segment on approaches for pre-litigation mediation and settlement. In addition to Mike’s complex litigation practice, he has received advanced training on the elements of arbitration and mediation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Click here to read a copy of the seminar brochure.
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Jill Laney Wins Portland Business Journal's Orchid Award
April 1, 2014
Congratulations to Managing Partner Jill Laney for being chosen as on one of the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 Orchid Award winners. The awards honor women business leaders from across the state.
Jill is the first woman to serve as managing partner in Cosgrave’s 80-year history, and serves as a leader and mentor for the firm’s young attorneys. Her legal practice emphasizes a wide variety of corporate and real estate matters, including financing, acquisition, commercial leasing, commercial landlord-tenant disputes and corporate governance matters. Jill’s diverse client list includes owners and property management companies with over 16 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space under management.
An active community leader, Jill is a volunteer personal shopper with Dress for Success Oregon, which helps disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network and career development tools. She serves on the Wine Auction Committee of the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides low-cost legal services to low-income families in the Portland metro region.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this award,” Jill says. “I’m humbled to be included in such a successful and extraordinary group of women.”
The Orchid Awards are part of the Portland Business Journal’s annual Women of Influence awards program. The awards are designed to honor the region's most influential businesswomen. Winners are featured in a special Women of Influence publication and honored at the Women of Influence Awards Luncheon at the downtown Hilton Hotel on April 24th.