John S. Laney

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Stoel Rives Promotes Attorney to Partner Status in Seattle
Corporate and litigation law firm focused on energy, natural resources, environmental law and climate change promotes lawyer in key practice area
SEATTLE (January 2017) - Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 law firm, is pleased to announce that John S. Laney has been named a partner in the Seattle office. He is one of 13 Stoel Rives attorneys that became new partners of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2017. Located in six of the firm’s offices nationwide, the new partners are focused on client value, diversity and innovation, which are keystones of Stoel Rives’ corporate culture and commitment to excellence.
“I am pleased to welcome this talented group of diverse and dedicated lawyers to partnership,” said Firm Managing Partner, James E. Torgerson. “These lawyers have a breadth of experience in their areas of practice and the industries they serve. As leaders of the firm, I believe each new partner will continue to contribute positively to the success of our clients’ overall business objectives, to the healthy economies of the regions within which they work, and to the overall accomplishments of Stoel Rives. They understand that each of us carries the responsibility and privilege of playing an important role in providing superior client service and building a great place for our lawyers and legal support staff to work.”
Laney represents clients in corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate, securities and financing transactions. He often works with companies in the energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and food and beverage industries, including clients like Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. and Darigold, Inc.
“I help clients with mergers and acquisitions, in addition to a variety of other matters including corporate finance and lease arrangements,” said Laney. “Our goal is to provide our clients with effective, efficient legal counsel that helps them meet their business objectives.”
Laney is an active member of the Seattle community. He recently was recognized by Northwest Asian Weekly as a “Top Contributor” to the local Asian community, he serves on the board of governors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association and he is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Laney holds a law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental law and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law.
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