Portland, OR - Brenda L. Meltebeke, Chair of Ater Wynne's Emerging Business Group, has been re-elected as Chair of Ater Wynne LLP, a west coast law firm with offices in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington and Menlo Park, California. Douglas D. Morris has been newly elected as Ater Wynne's Managing Partner. Mr. Morris succeeds Michael W. Shackelford who has served as Managing Partner since 2001. Mr. Shackelford will return full-time to his business and estate planning practice and continue to serve on the firm's Management Committee. Continuing their terms on Ater Wynne's Management Committee are Ernie Bootsma, L. David Connell, Michael (Sam) J. Sandmire and Joel R. Paisner, the Seattle office Partner-in-Charge.
Ms. Meltebeke began serving as Ater Wynne Chair in 2011. Her practice focuses on entity formation, general corporate and securities law, including venture capital financings and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Meltebeke served as Chair of Ater Wynne's Business Group from 2001 to 2009, and has Chaired the firm's Emerging Business Group since 2009.
Mr. Morris's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate representation of private and publicly held high technology and high-growth companies. Mr. Morris Chaired Ater Wynne's Business Group from 2009 to 2013.