Our Banking & Financial Institutions team members are experienced in the areas of regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, secondary market asset sales, litigation, and enforcement.
Utilizing our varied backgrounds and experience in the financial services industry, Banking & Financial Institutions team members are able to respond effectively to a variety of client needs, and help our clients navigate legal and regulatory issues impacting the financial services industry.
Steve counsels financial institutions about federal and state banking matters and related securities law and financing issues. Steve utilizes his background and experience as a bank regulator with the Comptroller of the Currency and as an accountant on Wall Street in advising our diverse group of banking clients throughout the Western United States.
Steve focuses his practice on representing banks and other financial institutions. Steve provides advice and guidance on a broad array of operational, regulatory, and litigation matters as general outside counsel to certain of the firm’s banking clients. He is also an experienced litigator who has spent his career representing banks in the courtroom, where he has handled cases involving creditors’ rights, workouts and collections, bankruptcies, lender liability, deposit and investment accounts, securities fraud, and trusts. Steve has a deep knowledge of the industry that allows him to handle the most complex matters facing his clients, but is also part of a versatile team that can efficiently handle claims of any size and complexity.
Kalin has experience in matters affecting large and small businesses and their individual owners and representatives. He largely focuses his practice on advising businesses with regard to operations, formation, and significant transactions, along with drafting and reviewing the complex documents that accompany those matters.
Adrienne Jeffrey has practiced tax and estate planning law since 1978. She has extensive experience in all areas of estate planning, including planning for both large and small estates, handling probate and trust matters, postmortem tax planning, charitable giving, preparation of federal estate and gift tax returns, and drafting wills, trusts, and associated documents. Adrienne assists high-net-worth clients to achieve their financial and estate planning goals through the use of sophisticated wealth-transfer arrangements.
Brian assists clients on a wide range of business and litigation matters. He focuses his practice on helping clients manage and enforce valuable intellectual property rights, advising clients on corporate formation, merger, acquisition, and governance matters, and assisting clients in lending transactions.
Seth Row is an experienced insurance problem-solver and business litigator, representing commercial policyholders, including banks, manufacturers, developers, and public entities, in litigation and negotiation of insurance disputes in Oregon and Washington. Seth also selectively represents personal-lines policyholders in disputes involving fire loss and other claims.
David is a business attorney and strategic adviser for clients ranging from major international corporations to startups. David regularly advises businesses regarding their collection, storage, and use of data, as well as on finding creative solutions to issues involved with running a successful business. Many of David’s clients are in the online, mobile communications, and energy industries.