Beginning on January 1, 2017, the lawyers of the Portland-based firm of Greene & Markley will join forces with the Pacific Northwest law firm of Williams Kastner. The new firm will be known as Williams Kastner in Washington and Alaska, and Williams Kastner Greene & Markley in Oregon.
“We are impressed with the reputation and experience Greene & Markley enjoys in Oregon,” said Jessie Harris, Managing Partner at Williams Kastner. “This combination will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”
Ward Greene, the founder of Greene & Markley and former president of the Multnomah Bar Association, praised Williams Kastner for its long-standing commitment to client service and integrity. “Joining Williams Kastner gives us the resources and expertise to offer excellent legal service and advocacy throughout the Northwest.”
Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 1929. With attorneys in offices in Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as affiliated offices in China, the firm offers a full range of legal services to local and international clients.
Founded in 1983, Greene & Markley provides legal counsel to individuals, businesses, banks, lenders, and financial institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest in a range of areas, including complex bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, appellate litigation, real estate, and tax controversies.
The combined firm will continue to serve a broad range of clients in business and commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, mass tort defense, labor and employment, tax, real estate and estate planning. The firm will be better able to represent Pacific Northwest companies in the maritime, transportation, agriculture and related industries.