Our clients, our priority.

Throughout the firm’s history, we’ve been fortunate to represent clients who exemplify success in their sectors of the business community, both here in Portland, Oregon, and in many other locations.  They include private and public entities, for profit and not-for-profit enterprises, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, larger corporations with international reach, and businesses with a local or regional focus.

The backgrounds, business objectives, successes, and future goals of our clients are varied.  One common thread is that they have all chosen Sussman Shank LLP to represent their interests and help drive their success. We value that trust and those relationships, and are pleased to turn the spotlight on a small sampling of our many successful clients.

Client Spotlight:  West Coast Shoe Company

We are excited to announce another Sussman Shank LLP client spotlight – West Coast Shoe Company (Wesco).  Wesco might just be one of the firm’s longest standing clients – with an impressive forty-year, rewarding relationship.  Speaking of impressive, Wesco celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2018, a testament to their longevity and commitment to their business of custom, handmade leather boots.

Over the years, Sussman Shank lawyers have assisted Wesco with a variety of business and legal services, including corporate maintenance and general business work, trademarks, buy-sell agreements, and employment matters.  Our long term partnership with Wesco has allowed us to grow together, to understand their business, and to continue to provide valuable legal services when needed.

“Wesco is a special client to us.  Not only for their long standing relationship with our firm, but for their admirable family-owned business practices, and a handmade quality product that is sold to consumers all over the world” says Dallas Thomsen, a Sussman Shank Partner that works closely with the Wesco team.

About Wesco

Founded in 1918 by John Henry Shoemaker, Wesco Boots earned an indelible, rough and tumble reputation in the great outdoors almost a century ago when they first appeared on the muddy slopes of Oregon’s timber camps.  Today, this same American and family-owned business with 32 employees builds Wesco boots for loyal customers all over the world, and still from the Scappoose, Oregon workshop.  Wesco’s high quality, handmade boots are commonly used by lineman, loggers, wildland firefighters, bikers, and other rugged outdoor users.  Visit Wesco at www.wescoboots.com