Foster Pepper is pleased to announce the promotion to Member (Partner) of Sinjin H.X. Dinh, Jeremy Eckert, Lauren J. King, Matthew B. Maynard and Adrian Urquhart Winder, effective January 1, 2016.
Sinjin H.X. Dinh, an attorney in the firm’s Business practice, focuses his practice on the representation of clients in business formations, general corporate matters, private offerings, and in mergers and acquisitions. His clients include manufacturing companies, technology companies, private equity firms and closely held businesses. A portion of Sinjin’s practice is also devoted to the representation of yacht owners on matters such as purchase and sale transactions, flagging and regulatory compliance. Sinjin received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Seattle University School of Law and his M.B.A. (cum laude) and B.A. from the University of San Francisco.
Jeremy Eckert, a member of the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use practice, counsels private and public clients on land use law, project permitting, real estate and water law. His recent work includes securing and defending project permits for high-rise and mixed-use projects in the City of Seattle and the City of Bellevue. In addition, Jeremy counsels trade groups and private clients on liquor law permitting and compliance. Jeremy received his J.D. (cum laude) from Seattle University School of Law and his B.A. (high honors) from the University of Michigan.
Lauren J. King is a member of the firm’s Native American, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Media, Entertainment & Games practices. Lauren’s Native American law practice includes litigation, intergovernmental negotiation and aboriginal use research relating to treaty hunting and fishing rights; advising tribes on business transactions; and drafting and interpreting tribal codes. Lauren litigated a seminal treaty fishing rights case for the Quileute Tribe in 2015. She is also an appellate judge with the Northwest Intertribal Court System. Lauren has litigated commercial lease disputes, breach of contract disputes and cases pertaining to intellectual property rights. Her transactional experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing and game distribution agreements and advising clients in connection with privacy laws. Lauren received her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and her B.A. from the University of Washington.
Matthew B. Maynard, a member of the firm’s Investment Management practice, concentrates his practice in general corporate matters and alternative investments. He has extensive experience representing public pension funds and other institutional investors with domestic and international private investment transactions on an individual and commingled basis, including investments in private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, special situation funds, real estate, infrastructure and more. Matthew also assists his clients with secondary transactions, direct company investments, co-investments, investment management agreements, transition management agreements and other private and public securities matters. Matt received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and his B.A. from Whitman College.
Adrian Urquhart Winder represents public and private clients in complex litigation and class actions at both the trial and appellate court levels. As a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Municipal Government and Real Estate & Land Use practices, she works primarily on matters involving the Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act, condemnation, public housing, and real estate and land use litigation. Her clients include port districts, airports, housing authorities, cities, public utility districts and hospital districts, as well as private real estate developers. Adrian received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law (Coif) and her B.A. from the University of Washington.