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Insurance Coverage for Losses Caused by Wildfire Smoke

Businesses have suffered reduced income and increased operation costs as employees, customers, and service providers took shelter at home. Businesses should be aware, however, that losses resulting from wildfire smoke can be covered under their commercial property insurance policies.

Insurance Coverage for Losses Caused by Wildfire Smoke

Gabriel Le Chevallier to co-chair and present at Insurance Considerations Relative to COVID-19 conference September 25, 2020

Gabe Le Chevallier to present commercial property insurance losses faced by companies from the policyholder and insurer prospective on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Insurance Considerations Relative to COVID-19 Conference sponsored by The Seminar Group. You can register here.

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Firm Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Congratulations to Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP lawyers selected to 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers® – Michael E. Farnell, John D. Parsons & Charles J. Paternoster and 2020 Rising Stars® – Paul A. Mockford & Ryan M. DesJardins.

To Our Valued Clients & Business Partners:

Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP has been monitoring and continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Our firm has taken and will continue to take all proactive measures recommended to prevent the spread of the virus within our work environment. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, clients, and vendors.

We are prepared to continue our operations throughout the duration of this unprecedented public health situation. Our office has made the transition to having our attorneys and staff work remotely as needed and we assure you that we will remain fully operational in the event our office must close.

Our attorneys and staff are able to help you as we have in the past. We have procedures in place to do just that and are committed to assisting you and other clients while we wait out the disruption caused by the pandemic. As always, we appreciate your continued trust and confidence in Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP.

Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP has welcomed two new associates to the firm

Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP has welcomed two new associates to the firm. Nicholas V. Beyer joined the firm’s litigation department. While in law school, Nicholas served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Lynn Nakamoto on the Oregon Supreme Court. Mark W. McCarter joined the firm’s business and corporate department. Most recently, Mark served as judicial clerk for the Hon. Shelley D. Russell, Circuit Court Judge for Multnomah County.

Parsons Farnell & Grein Names New Partners

Parsons Farnell & Grein is pleased to announce that Lisa Farrell and Paul Mockford have been named partners.

Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®

Congratulations to Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP lawyers selected to 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers®:

Michael E. Farnell – Insurance Coverage (Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers® 2006-2019)

John D. Parsons – Business Litigation (Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers® 2012-2019)

Charles J. Paternoster – Business Litigation (Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers® 2015-2019)

and for being recognized as 2019 Rising Star®:

Paul A. Mockford – Insurance Recovery (Recognized by Oregon Rising Stars® 2014-2019)


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. No more than 5% of the lawyers in each state are selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in each state are selected for the Rising Stars list.

Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP: One of The Largest Law Firms Practicing Commercial Real Estate Law in Portland Metro Area

Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP is proud to announce our mention as one of the Largest Law Firms Practicing Commercial Real Estate Law in the Portland Metro Area.

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John Parsons Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys

John Parsons was selected for inclusion into the Lifetime Achievement among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award. Candidates for lifetime achievement are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. Less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor.

John Parsons To Present on Collecting on Judgments

Collecting on Judgments

Date: Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: World Trade Center, Mezzanine, 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

Judgments are great but collection is what your client cares about. Learn how to “get it done” efficiently and add to your tool chest of creative techniques while avoiding the minefields. Aimed at the business/commercial litigator as well as consumer-debt practitioners, we’ll cover attachment, debtor exams, sheriff’s sales, bankruptcy issues, deeds in lieu and everything in between that we can cover in two hours. Our speakers are two experienced litigators: John Parsons, Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP, and Eleanor DuBay, Tomasi Salyer Martin.
In this seminar, you will learn:
  • How to strategically use debtor interrogatories and exams;
  • Options for enforcement proceedings, including writs and executions;
  • Understanding the effects of a bankruptcy on your judgment;
  • How to tee up a sheriff’s sale or foreclosure.
For more information: Contact Emily Miller, Miller Nies LLC at 971.255.1407. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.