Foster Pepper is pleased to announce the promotion to Member (Partner) of Stacie L. Amasaki, Joanne C. Kalas, Andrew H. Morton and Rylan Weythman, effective January 1, 2019.
Stacie L. Amasaki, a member of the firm’s Municipal Government and Public Finance practices, has assisted numerous Washington state municipal clients, including cities, counties, public utility districts and other special districts in borrowing transactions. She has particular experience in complex revenue bond financings, including drafting Official Statements for most of the electric utility financings in Washington.
Joanne C. Kalas, a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental practices, counsels clients on environmental litigation, transactions and regulatory compliance. She has experience handling complex environmental litigation and addressing issues related to site remediation, environmental cost recovery, contaminated property transactions and compliance involving federal, state and municipal environmental laws and regulations. Joanne regularly counsels public and private entities on a variety environmental issues and has experience handling citizen suits involving alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and other environmental statutes.
Andrew H. Morton is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practices. His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, investment funds and corporate debtors in connection with complex financial restructurings, corporate reorganizations and related transactions.
Rylan Weythman, a member of the firm’s Litigations & Dispute Resolution practice, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and risk management. He counsels local, national and multi-national clients on a variety of issues, including commercial contracts and leases, antitrust enforcement and compliance, healthcare regulation, as well as U.C.C. and retail industry relations. Rylan has experience representing developers, owners and contractors in matters involving construction defect, contract negotiations and disputes over repair, maintenance, and wear and tear.