Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce that Steven CadeMelanie Choch, and Tyler Volm have been named partners of the firm. 

Steven Cade

Steven Cade has over a decade of diverse litigation experience, including commercial litigation, construction law, products liability, elder, and transportation law. In addition, he handles appeals of various matters in Oregon appellate courts.

Steven is committed to his community and has provided pro bono service to victims of domestic violence and to local civic organizations.

Melanie Choch

Melanie brings over 20 years of experience as a diverse and highly-skilled business transactional attorney. She has practiced in both the US and Canada, serving clients with their domestic and global operations. She provides advice on business transactions, intellectual property, policy, risk management and governance matters. In addition to her many years in private practice, Melanie served as in-house counsel for five years.

Melanie works with clients across a wide range of industries and businesses at all stages of development to guide them through start-up, expansion, and succession or divestiture. She is adept at finding practical solutions to meet each client’s unique objectives.

Tyler Volm

Tyler Volm is experienced in business transactions and civil litigation, with a focus on labor and employment matters. As a Portland native, Tyler has a well-rounded understanding of the local and regional economies, helping him tailor solutions for companies of all sizes and industries. His understanding of how business needs blend with employment law helps him offer creative solutions in both the boardroom and courtroom.

About Sussman Shank LLP

Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers. Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  In 2023, Sussman Shank was named by Oregon Business Magazine, for the 17th year, as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon,” and for the 12th year, as one of the “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.”