Jan 18, 2017
Ashbaugh Beal named Tristan Swanson partner. He will continue to focus on insurance recovery, construction and real estate litigation.
Andersen Tax named Nick Pavelich managing director of the Seattle office and said he will join the Private Client Services group. Pavelich was CFO and president of real estate at Laird Norton Co. He also was a partner at Clark Nuber and a director at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. His specialties include real estate, flow-through entities and transaction structuring.
Jan 13, 2017
Summit Law Group announced it has hired five attorneys from Riddell Williams to create a new real estate group, which it dubs “the Dirt Group.” They are Kyle L. Branum, Courtney L. Seim, Keith J. Seo, Denice Tokunaga and Katie K. Yuen. Tokunaga will be the new real estate practice leader. Summit said over the past decade, this team has established one of Seattle's leading commercial real estate practices.
American Seafoods Group said Mikel Durham is the new CEO, and current CEO and Chairman Bernt Bodal will continue as chairman. Durham has worked in the food service and consumer products industries, including at PepsiCo, Burger King, Cadbury Schweppes and Yum. American Seafoods harvests, processes and supplies wild-caught seafood.
JND Legal Administration named Jennifer Keough CEO, to oversee class action, mass tort, corporate restructuring, eDiscovery and government services. She was managing director of JND Legal Administration and CEO of the class action division. The firm also has a new 11,000-square-foot Seattle headquarters.
Jan 12, 2017
Perkins Coie partner David F. McShea has joined the board of advisors at iinnovate Leadership Network, a peer CEO network focused on the innovation economy. iinnovate was founded in 2016 by R. Joe Ottinger to help founders, CEOs and presidents of innovative companies. McShea joins others in the Seattle tech community, including Chris Ackerley, Artie Buerk, Vikram Jandhyala, Ralph Pascualy, Heather Redman, Michael Schutzler and Karl Triebes. Ottinger said less than 10 percent of tech companies have grown to more than 20 employees.
Clark Nuber PS, a Bellevue-based CPA firm, named Jennifer Becker Harris a tax shareholder. Harris joined Clark Nuber as a tax senior in 2003.
Jan 11, 2017
Stoel Rives LLP named John S. Laney a partner in the Seattle office. He is one of 13 new partners in the nationwide firm. Laney focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate, securities and finance transactions.
Global asset manager Russell Investments announced Bryan Weeks has joined the firm as head of the Americas Institutional business. He has 25 years of experience in institutional asset management, and most recently was CEO of Silver Creek Capital Management. Weeks succeeds Greg Gilbert, who is departing to pursue other personal and business interests
Andersen Tax has promoted Mark Wood to managing director. He is part of the state and local tax practice, and will join the team of eight managing directors in the Pacific Northwest. Andersen Tax has 143 managing directors in 19 locations in the U.S.