Thursday, October 01, 2009
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Sussman Shank LLP Announces new Managing Partner
Portland, OR -- Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce that the partners have elected Robert L. Carlton as Managing Partner of the firm for a three-year term, effective October 1st. Sussman Shank's longest-serving and much respected managing partner, Jeffrey C. Misley steps down and makes way for new leadership to take the law firm into its sixth decade.
Jeffrey C. Misley served as the firm's managing partner for 10 years. During his tenure, the firm enjoyed steady growth and solidified its reputation as a leading full-service business and commercial law firm. Jeff helped establish a unique law firm culture built on core values of quality, respect, commitment, innovation and community service; contributing to Sussman Shank's selection among the top percentile of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" for the past five consecutive years.
Robert Carlton was elected to succeed Jeff. Bob has been a lawyer with Sussman Shank for 20 years, during which time he has held several management positions. Bob focuses his practice on Debtor/Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Loan Workouts and Asset Recovery. His dedication, talent and experience are sure to serve him well as he guides the firm in the face of a rapidly changing business environment and into our 50th anniversary in 2010.
"I am proud to have served 10 years as Managing Partner, and found the position to be very rewarding. However, I am looking forward to a new chapter and spending more time with clients," said Jeff. "I was very pleased that Bob made the decision to consider the role of Managing Partner. Bob has been involved in numerous leadership roles including the management of the firm for many years. With his experience and guidance, the firm will continue to prosper under his leadership."
About Sussman Shank LLP
Sussman Shank, founded in 1960, is a full-service business and commercial law firm practicing in business litigation, construction law, hazardous waste and toxic litigation, employment, environmental, estate planning, business, tax, real estate, banking and finance, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.
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