Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weighing in on Tiger Woods' Announcement

On Friday, February 19th, two of our Shareholders, Albert Menashe and Bill Howe, were interviewed by two local radio stations regarding the Tiger Woods announcement. First, Albert Menashe was interviewed on KXL AM750 on the news, followed by Bill Howe on 1190KEX on the "Mark and Dave Show". Listen to what Portland and SW Washington's Family Law Professionals have to say about the biggest sports story yet this year!
Click HERE to listen to the KXL AM750 interview with Albert Menashe.
Click HERE to listen to the 1190KEX interview with Bill Howe.

WinterSmash 2010!

Those 'Lanemasters' in our firm who can bowl... or can't.. gave it their all at WinterSmash 2010! WinterSmash is an event hosted by the Multnomah Bar Association to help fund CourtCare. Multnomah CourtCare, a free drop-in child care center in the Multnomah County Courthouse, is a project of the MBA, provided at no cost to families who must go to court. Operated by Volunteers of America Oregon for the MBA, it serves 80 to 100 children and their families every month.
Our keen-eyed bowlers included: Shareholder Ruth Pekelder (a.k.a. DeadPin), Associate Dylan Cernitz (a.k.a. LaneMaster), Associate Kelly Evans (a.k.a. QuickRelease) , and Associate Paige De Muniz (a.k.a. Pinfall Master). Also falling pins were Legal Assistants April (a.k.a Ten Up, Ten Down) and Nakia (a.k.a Striker). Great event and even better cause... well done bowlers!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Multnomah Bar Association Fundraiser Night!

The Pro Bono Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section hosted a wonderful evening of fine wines and edible delicacies at the Square Deal Wine Company on February 10, 2010. Proceeds will support the Pro Bono Domestic Violence and Juvenile Rights handbooks published by the Young Lawyers Section. Shareholders Shawn Menashe and Zach Fruchtengarten as well as Associates Paige De Muniz, Chris Burnett, and Steve Brown attended from our firm. What an excellent night for an even more excellent cause!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Shareholder Kathryn Villa Smith Awarded Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award

The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association is pleased to announce that it will
award the 2010 Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award to Kathryn Villa-Smith, a shareholder at Gevurtz Menashe specializing in family law, in
recognition of her significant contributions to Oregon's Latino
Community. Daniel Santos, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Kulongoski
and OHBA's 2009 honoree, will present the award at the Fourth Annual
Award Dinner on February 26, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Portland,
Oregon. Our featured speaker at the event will be Joaquin Avila, Seattle
University's School of Law's Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and
Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative. Mr. Avila is a
nationally recognized expert on Latino voting rights.
The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) represents the voice of
Latinos in Oregon's legal community. OHBA seeks to encourage Latinos to
become attorneys, retain Latino legal professionals, raise awareness of
Latino legal issues, and support Latino law students and legal
professionals. Learn more about the OHBA at our website,

Photo below: Kathryn's Gevurtz Menashe 'cheering section', (from left to right) Shareholder Saville Easley, Shareholder Ruth Pekelder, Associate Steve Brown, Brenna Tanzosh's hubby, Associate Brenna Tanzosh, and Associate Paige De Muniz.