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Sussman Shank LLP Client Spotlight: BeeHive Station

At Sussman Shank LLP we are proud to spotlight our latest client, BeeHive Station.  There is a lot of buzz surrounding this food pod in South Salem, which is the city's first of its kind.  While the food cart culture has sustained in Portland, this is a new concept for Salem. Putting together this centralized area (referred to as a pod) allows for variety that the community was seeking in one location. 

BeeHive Station officially opened on June 3rd, and successfully introduced the food pod experience to its community as well as to passersby taking the local exit off of I-5 North or South.  Beehive is home to several food carts and mobile kitchens including Bobablastic, Dalia's Taqueria, Kye's Cuisine, Chavelo's Ceviche, Cindy Lou's Smoked Meats and BBQ, and most recently, Gyrolicious. BeeHive was recently featured in theStatesman Journal(link below) touting that "Some Salem vendors have tripled or quadrupled business since moving to Beehive Station."     

Sussman Shank attorney, Amy Geerhart, explains that "working with Kelly and BeeHive Station is a very rewarding experience.  We are always happy to help small business owners pursue their passions."  Amy and other lawyers at Sussman Shank have worked with BeeHive Station on startup services, leases, and employment.  We look forward to the continued growth and success of Salem's first food pod at BeeHive Station. 

About Beehive Station
The owners of Beehive Station have lived their entire lives in South Salem and have watched the area grow and develop.  This is a family and dog-friendly food pod with free onsite parking and bike parking, and many mobile food trucks for any craving. The goal of BeeHive Station is to have a talented variety of food professionals "who will come collectively together to produce a cornerstone that will satisfy your taste for street food cuisine."   www.beehivestationfoodcarts.com

Sussman Shank Helps Bring New Amazon Facility to Troutdale

On June 5th, Sussman Shank client Trammell Crow Company and one of its affiliates completed the purchase of a 73-acre site at the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park developed by the Port of Portland.

Sussman Shank partners Patrick Rowe and Jeffrey Tarr served as legal counsel to Trammell Crow and its affiliate in what was a complex and challenging transaction.  The transaction was complicated by the fact that the property sits on the Reynolds Metals Superfund Site, formerly the location of an aluminum smelter dating back to WWII. Trammell Crow has contracted to build and lease warehouse space on the property to Amazon for a fulfillment center. The new $178.4 million facility is projected to employ over 1,000 workers in the Portland metropolitan area that has experienced sluggish new job creation.

"This transaction is a big success in many ways" Rowe noted.  "It will bring good construction jobs and long-term employment at the Amazon fulfillment center.  It will increase local and state tax revenue.  And it demonstrates that brownfield properties, even on Superfund sites where remediation is ongoing, can be purchased and developed for productive uses."

Prominent Health Care Lawyer Joins Sussman Shank LLP

Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jack L. Caynon, III an accomplished Health Care attorney with over 20 years of diverse transactional and regulatory experience.  Jack will join the firm's Business and Health Care Group as Special Counsel.

Jack was most recently a Partner and Co-Chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick O'Connell in Westborough, Massachusetts.  Prior to that, he served as Salem Health's General Counsel in Salem, Oregon, from 2005 to 2011.  Jack's experience includes serving as General Counsel and senior legal counsel for various integrated health systems in Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, and South Carolina.  His areas of expertise include HIPAA, FDA/FTC compliance, Medicare, fraud and abuse (Stark and Anti-kickback), informed consent, telemedicine, Accountable Care Organizations, physician and medical staff matters, and other areas.  Additionally, he counsels on corporate and regulatory matters, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.

Jack represents a broad range of health care providers, including hospitals, healthcare institutions, health insurance organizations, medical practices, telemedicine providers, and various other health care businesses.   

"We are excited to add Jack to our health care team to enhance our capabilities and provide superior service and strategic counsel to our growing client base.  Jack's arrival underscores our commitment to expanding the firm's health care practice as the industry grows and evolves.  His national experience is very beneficial to our firm.  His understanding of the business and legal issues concerning hospitals and doctors will assist our post-acute, nursing home clients manage their growing relationships with hospitals and physician groups," said Aaron J. Besen, Chair of the firm's Health Care Group.

"I am excited to be back in Oregon, and I look forward to adding my perspectives and energy to the firm's health care team," said Caynon.
Jack received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from the University of Maryland University College, summa cum laude.  

 

About Sussman Shank LLP : Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  While we are based in the Pacific Northwest, we frequently represent clients in court proceedings and business transactions throughout the country.  In 2016, Oregon Business Magazine named Sussman Shank as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for" and one of the "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon."

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