Press Releases

Unitus Community Credit Union Welcomes Brian Alfano as VP of Member Services

Unitus Community Credit Union, a Portland-based credit union with more than 80,000 members, has announced the addition of Brian Alfano as Vice President of Member Services.  Alfano will provide strategic leadership over Unitus’ member experience to ensure consistency across delivery channels, including branch operations, member support, and products and services.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers Ranks Lane Powell Among the Nation's Top Law Firms

Lane Powell was recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in its 2014 “Best Law Firms” survey.  The Firm was ranked in 14 practices areas nationally and more than 50 practice areas in Alaska, Portland and Seattle.

Winners Selected at 10th Annual Bend Venture Conference on October 18

BEND, OR—A sold-out crowd of 425 Bend Venture Conference attendees last Friday heard the pitches of five Launch Stage finalists and six Concept Stage finalists. In addition, they listened to an inspired and insightful “fireside chat” with Steve Blank, a serial entrepreneur and one of the founders of the Lean Startup movement in entrepreneurship.

Button Joins Lane Powell's Litigation Practice Group

Whitney S. Button has joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where she will focus her practice on commercial litigation.

Mehrbani Elected Chair of the International Trademark Association Subcommittee

Lane Powell Shareholder Parna A. Mehrbani was recently elected Chair of the Trade Names Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association (“INTA”), a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce.

Gov. Kitzhaber Appoints McMonies to Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Committee

Governor John A. Kitzhaber recently appointed Lane Powell Shareholder Walter W. McMonies to serve a four-year term as the Multifamily Stakeholder Member on the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (“OSSPAC”), which is dedicated to promoting earthquake awareness and preparedness through education, research and legislation.

Bird Elected Vice President-Portland of National Association of Corporate Directors Northwest Chapter

Lane Powell Shareholder A. Jeffery Bird was recently elected vice president-Portland of the Seattle-based Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”).

In 2015, Wordstock Festival Book Fair Will Move to Portland State University

Portland’s acclaimed Wordstock Festival Book Fair, the annual celebration of reading and writing, will move from the Oregon Convention Center to the campus of Portland State University in 2015.

Delight 2013 Digital Strategy Workshop to Feature Colin O’Neill and Barbara Holmes of ISITE Design

Delight 2013, a two-day experience design conference October 7-8 in Portland, has announced a new full-day Digital Strategy workshop featuring Colin O’Neill and Barbara Holmes of ISITE Design.

Lane Powell Defeats 'Boston' Band Founder Tom Scholz's Motion to Enjoin Former Boston Member's Use of the Boston Trademark

Lane Powell scored a significant victory for “Boston” former lead singer Fran Cosmo and his guitarist son Anthony, over claims of alleged trademark infringement. On Tuesday, August 20, a federal judge in Seattle rejected Boston founder Tom Scholz’s efforts to block former band members Fran and Anthony Cosmo from referring to themselves as “former members” of Boston.

Solar Now! University travels to Coos Bay to grow clean energy programs

The fourth annual Solar Now! University is scheduled for September 26-28 in Coos Bay, Ore. Geared toward helping Oregon communities plan, create and manage their own solar programs, this year’s conference is led by Solar Oregon in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Oregon Department of Energy.

Fifty-Six Lane Powell Attorneys - Including 29 Portland Attorneys - Named Best Lawyers in America 2014

Fifty-six Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, of those selected, twenty-nine lawyers are from the Firm's office in Portland, Ore.

Pinkstaff Elected as Board President of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Clackamas County

Lane Powell Counsel to the Firm John C. Pinkstaff was recently elected to serve as president of the board of directors for Child Advocates, Inc., Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) for Clackamas County.  Pinkstaff has been actively involved with CASA, serving on the board of directors for the past five years.