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  • Kenneth Katzaroff JD ’14 has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., as an associate in the real estate and construction and natural resources industry groups. Katzaroff represents clients in a broad variety of real ‎estate development projects, including regulatory approval, ‎subsequent appellate proceedings, land use entitlement, ‎state water rights, and surface mining permitting.‎ He is ‎experienced in managing complex real estate development ‎projects with a multitude of legal and practical issues at play.

  • Jeremiah Rigsby JD ’14 was selected as chief of staff for CareOregon. Previously, Rigsby was CareOregon’s director of public policy and regulatory affairs, working extensively with health care policymakers in Salem and Washington, D.C. He has also served as the senior legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (2009–2011) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (2006–2009).

  • Jess Pezley JD ’14 and Jeff Speir JD ’15 were married on May 18, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Rhylee Smith JD ’14, Mai Aoki JD ’14, and Jacob Booher JD ’15. Attendees included Chelsea Stone JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14, Jake Brooks JD ’14, Spencer Wilson JD ’15, Hannah Shangraw JD ’15, Kelsey Herman JD ’15, Jared Adler JD ’15, Ryan Shannon JD ’15, and Paul Kim JD ’16.

    Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14 wedding party

     

    Jeff Speir JD ’15 and Jess Pezley JD ’14

  • George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With an extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance his relationships in the real estate market help Dingeldein position his clients for success.

  • George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance; his relationships in the real estate market help him position his clients for success.

  • Nicole Schaefer JD ’14, a Portland-based family law attorney and entrepreneur, has founded Crescendo Legal, a law firm that will specialize in music, creative business, and art law. Schaefer is founder and CEO of several law-related services that include Let’s Untie the Knot, a divorce website that enables couples to control their own uncontested divorce from start to finish, as well as Your Lawyers Online, a virtual law firm of online legal providers specializing in divorce, probate, business, and animal law, and its affiliate website OnlineRecordExpungement.com. “Technology has changed [the legal landscape], providing clients the opportunity to shop for services when they used to just head down the street to the nearest law firm,” says Schaefer. “I want to enable and empower clients, as well as future and current professionals, to do law differently, from purchasing textbooks to finding the services that work best for them, when and how they want it.” Schaefer has certificates in animal law and criminal law and procedure and extensive experience in family court procedures, forming corporations, and estate planning. Crescendo Legal’s website at crescendolegal.com.

  • Nik Mahapatra BA ’14 is a writer in New York City. A short film he wrote, SPF, premiered at the New York Indie Film Festival in February 2019. He is an inaugural member of LIT Council, an intensive program for male playwrights of color. Mahapatra is currently developing several new plays, and he’s also a member of a writers residency group at Gingold Theatre Company.

  • Kathleen Burckhardt BA ’14 started a new job as a content strategist at Netrush, an Amazon retail agency near Portland.

  • Asraa Jaber BA ’14, MA ’16 continues her “reign of terror” at Swarthmore College, where she works in Residential Life. She thanks L&C for the master’s degree and Micah Leinbach BA ’14 for his words.

  • Sam Lehman BA ’14 lives in Vancouver, Washington. He currently works for Fisher Investments, where he is about to celebrate his fifth work anniversary. Lehman serves on the L&C Philanthropy Council and continues to attend campus events. He has recently taken several trips throughout the United States, including to Washington, D.C., and Key West, Florida.

  • Micah Leinbach BA ’14 reports that the BOAT bus (www.theBOATbus.com), a nonprofit “wilderness program on wheels,” has successfully launched. They have completed two programs already and have a contract lined up for September 2019. BOAT’s board includes fellow L&C alums Julia Huggins BA ’13, Sarah Clement BA ’14, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14. Leinbach adds that they are interviewing some L&C students to be their first staff members in the fall. He says, “It’s been a hit in Denver so far–it seems like we’ve really found (and addressed) a pain point.” Leinbach is still manager of learning and development for Guild Education, which has been named Colorado’s fastest-growing start-up.

  • Nathan Romine BA ’14 works in Los Angeles at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, where he assists unaccompanied minors in adjusting to life in the United States. Most recently, he coordinated representation for families who were separated at the border. In his spare time, he’s out in Yosemite and Red Rocks, climbing and romping around.

  • Andrew Henning JD ’14 has started as an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. Henning is assigned to the criminal division.

  • Brian Kernan JD ’14 joined the tort and product liability practice group of the Portland office of Gordon & Rees as an associate. Kernan has extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, and architects in construction defect, breach of contract, and collections matters as well as representing manufacturers and distributors in product defect claims.

  • Peter Evalds JD ’14 has joined the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer as an associate. Evalds, who focuses on tax planning, tax controversy, and business transactions, has extensive experience in entity formation, 1031 exchanges, reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Formerly a clerk for Judge Henry Breithaupt of the Oregon Tax Court, he earned an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Lisa Kenn JD ’14, after two years as an associate with Kramer & Associates, has established a solo practice, Lisa Kenn Family Law, LLC. Her office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, Oregon. Kenn’s practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, restraining orders, guardianships, third-party custody matters, and adoptions. She also represents parties in juvenile dependency cases.

  • George Dingeldein JD ’14 and other members of the Rathbone Law Firm have joined the real estate practice group of Dunn Carney LLP in Portland. Dingeldein has four years of experience practicing real estate, construction finance, real estate securities, and corporate general business law.

  • Micah Leinbach BA ’14, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Julia Huggins BA ’13, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, launched a nonprofit called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

  • Sarah Clement BA ’14, along with Micah Leinbach BA ’14, Julia Huggins BA ’13, and Sarra Wynn BA ’14, have launched a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

  • Sarra Wynn BA ’14, along with Sarah Clement BA ’14, Micah Leinbach BA ’14, and Julia Huggins BA ’13, started a nonprofit organization called The BOAT (Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching). Following a successful Indiegogo campaign, they plan to purchase and retrofit a bus with storage space, solar panels, and all manner of amenities, essentially creating a mobile classroom. The goal is to offer cheaper-than-average opportunities for youth education in the outdoors. For more information, see theboatbus.com.

  • Whitney Christensen JD ’14 recently started her own legal firm, Christensen Law, in Corvallis, Oregon. She specializes in three areas of law: business, estate planning, and financial distress. While she was attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Christensen worked with the Oregon Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

  • Jake Simonds BA ’14, an actor, writer, and performer, has spent the last year touring his solo show …like nobody’s watching. He’s made stops at Fringe Festivals in New Orleans, Australia, and New York City and has plans to take the show to Ottowa. The show, which Simonds performs accompanied only by a chair, a rope, and a ball named Spalding, explores isolation and loneliness.

  • Tyler Church BA ’14 has left his position as a political analyst in i360’s analytics and testing department to serve as the Great Lakes regional data director for the Republican National Committee. He loves connecting with any alums working for or interested in the Republican/Conservative campaign network.

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  • Jake Brooks JD ’14 and Rhylee Smith JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

  • Rhylee Smith JD ’14 and Jake Brooks JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

  • Gieri Bolliger LLM ’14 discusses the basic ideas, implications, challenges, and opportunities of animal dignity protection as well as its systematic embedding within Swiss law.

  • Is a deputy district attorney in Imperial County, California.

  • Jordan Schoonover JD ’14 married Jay Phillipe on June 26, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. Judge Michael Mosman officiated and attendees included Professor Jim Oleske and 2014 alumni Jake Brooks, Alyssa Mastic, Ben Saver, Bridgett Shephard, and Rhylee Smith. “We all were in the Yellow Pod during our 1L year, and Jim was our torts professor,” says Schoonover.

    From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, ...

    From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, Bridgett Shephard ’14, Ben Saver ’14, and Professor Jim Oleske 

  • Joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Morales will practice appellate law, regulatory law, and civil litigation. He previously was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases.

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