Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Aldrich to Host
 Second Annual Manufacturing Symposium

WHAT: On Sept. 28, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Aldrich will bring together manufacturing professionals from across the Pacific Northwest to learn, share ideas and receive well-rounded perspectives from industry professionals on challenges and issues facing manufacturers today.

The event will kick off with the release of anticipated results from a detailed study on manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest. Schwabe surveyed more than 100 executives at local manufacturing companies to hear their insights on an array of issues including challenges, finances, growth, personnel and the competitive landscape. At the conclusion of the event, attendees will receive a copy of the full study.

The release of the manufacturing study will be followed with three engaging sessions. The first session, Is Oregon Business Friendly?, addresses a key concern from a majority of Pacific Northwest executives responding to the manufacturing survey. Nik Blosser, chief of staff for Governor Kate Brown, will moderate the discussion about Oregon’s business climate.

In the next session, Taxes, Treaties & Tariffs: How to Succeed in an Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment, Aldrich CPA Carrie Sowders and Schwabe attorney Jeff Patterson will explain and decode the latest rules coming down the pike while offering tips for tax incentives and other ways to keep money in your company’s pocket.

The final session will explore labor recruitment, retention and training in the manufacturing sector with Bob’s Red Mill president Bob Moore, Leupold & Stevens Inc. vice president Kim King and Trupp HR president and founder Jean Roque.

Event sponsors include Food Northwest, OMEP, Oregon Business & Industry and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition.

Register today on the Schwabe website.

There is no charge to attend.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 7:30 – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204

About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based ‎on ‎‎a ‎‎deep industry focus. We provide full-spectrum legal services to our clients through ‎‎‎comprehensive, ‎‎proactive and industry-focused support to help them achieve their goals. We ‎‎focus on six industry ‎‎groups: Healthcare; Technology; Transportation, Ports and Maritime; Real ‎‎Estate and ‎‎Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. ‎With ‎more ‎‎than ‎‎‎175 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest ‎regional law firms, ‎with ‎‎offices in ‎‎Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Anchorage and Mountain View, ‎‎CA.‎

Evans Joins Lane Powell on Litigation Teams

Neil Evans has joined Lane Powell as Counsel to the Firm in Portland, Oregon. He will provide litigation support for a number of the firm’s teams, including Commercial Litigation; Investigations, Compliance and White Collar; Senior Living and Long Term Care; and Construction and Environmental.

Oksenholt Hospitality and Brooks Resources Announce Mount Bachelor Village Resort Acquisition

Lincoln City, OR/Bend, OR - Oksenholt Hospitality Company (part of the Oregon-based Oksenholt Family of Companies) together with its affiliates has acquired Mount Bachelor Village Resort from Brooks Resources Corporation, both companies announced today. The purchase included 100% of the outstanding shares of Mount Bachelor Village Corporation and its subsidiaries. All of the operating businesses and real estate were included in the deal. Purchase price and additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to announce the sale of Mount Bachelor Village Corporation to Oksenholt Hospitality Company,” said Brooks President Kirk Schueler. “Mount Bachelor Village Resort has been a big part of Brooks Resources Corporation for decades,” Kirk continued, “and it was very important for us to find the right buyer—someone who offered our owners not only strong financial stability and a proven track record, but a company that truly cares about our owners and our employees, and one who has a long-term vision for the continued success and future potential of this extraordinary property. We knew we had found the right fit when we met with the Oksenholt team. Their values are consistent with those of Brooks Resources. As Brooks Resources increasingly focuses on its core development business, it was clear that the Oksenholt Family of Companies was best positioned to take Mount Bachelor Village Resort to the next level.”

“We are very happy our offer was selected and honored to be chosen as the acquirer ofMount Bachelor Village Resort,” said Oksenholt Companies CEO Jon Oksenholt.  “The acquisition marketplace is extremely competitive and Mount Bachelor Village Resort is a special property. We look forward to engaging the owners and employees of Mount Bachelor Village Resort, and to welcoming them to the Oksenholt Family of Companies.”

Mount Bachelor Village Resort will continue to operate as usual, with the addition of a cross-marketing agreement with Meredith Lodging, an award-winning provider of vacation rentals in Oregon with homes along the coast and in Bend and Sunriver. Current Mt. Bachelor Village Resort staff and management will remain in place.

Mount Bachelor Village’s lodging collection can be seen at Meredith Lodging’s vacation rental collection can be seen at

Woods Joins Lane Powell as Chief Operating Officer

Lane Powell is pleased to welcome Joe Woods as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. He will serve as an integral part of the management team, developing and implementing the firm’s strategic plan and growth strategy while driving business operations. Woods plays a critical role in furthering Lane Powell’s longstanding commitment to excellence and positioning the firm for continued success in the industry.

woodsjCharles W. Riley Jr., President of Lane Powell, commented: “Joe is a dynamic, personable leader with an extensive history of innovation and collaboration, which fits very well with our culture.”

Prior to joining Lane Powell, Woods held leadership positions with several Am Law 50 firms, most recently as Senior Practice Group Business Manager at Perkins Coie LLP. Using a data-centric and entrepreneurial approach, he has a passion for streamlining processes and promoting value-alignment across functions.

Woods was recently selected to the 2018 1,000 Leaders and Influencers in Legal Business list by the Association of International Law Firm Networks (AILFN) and championed the creation of a patent workload management tool named 2017 winner of the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Award for innovation in the business of law: technology.

Woods received his M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Temple University and his B.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.

Lane Powellis a Pacific Northwest law firm with a national — and international — reach. Our approximately 200 attorneys are trusted advisors, counsel and advocates for individuals, small and large businesses, including Fortune 50 companies. Since 1875, clients have relied on Lane Powell’s exceptional legal acumen and forward-thinking approach to resolve their most complex business, litigation and regulatory

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