Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce that Barry Caplan has been named Chair of the firm’s Business Department.

Barry is the most senior partner at Sussman Shank, and his practice has grown and expanded over the years with the firm.  His business representation includes counseling businesses through all stages of their organization and development, including financing issues, contract disputes, and the resolution of existential business disputes.

“I am pleased to be selected to fill this important role for the firm.  Our Business Department is the heart of the firm and involves an exceptional group of talented tax, transactional, corporate, and trust and estate lawyers among other legal expertise,” says Caplan.

A native Oregonian, Barry joined the Oregon State Bar in 1965 and joined the firm in 1968, becoming Sussman Shank’s fourth lawyer.  He became a partner in 1970 and served as the firm’s first managing partner from 1980-1986.  While continuing to maintain an active and engaged practice, Barry is pleased to take on this new role.  He has been previously been instrumental in management of the firm for much of his career at Sussman Shank.