LVK Wins Jury TrialNovember 13, 2017
LVK attorneys Chris Kayser and Bridget Donegan won a jury trial for their client who had been denied his share of profits of a lucrative manufacturing business. After hearing a week of testimony, the jury returned a verdict for past and future profits worth several million dollars.
Bill Larkins honored as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”November 13, 2017
LVK partner Bill Larkins has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Litigation-Banking and Finance in Portland. This award honors expertise in this field in the Portland region, and is based on peer selection.
LVK Law Protects Ridesharing Company’s Confidential Trade Secret Data from Public Records Disclosure in Multnomah County CaseNovember 8, 2016
The Oregonian newspaper sought Lyft, Inc.’s confidential and competitively sensitive ride and vehicle data from the City of Portland. Lyft provides this data to the City of Portland pursuant to nondisclosure agreements and City regulations. Lyft treats its ride and vehicle data as highly confidential and protects it from disclosure to the public and competitors. After the Multnomah County District Attorney ordered the City to produce the data to the Oregonian, LVK Law obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the data. In briefing the case in front of Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Judith Matarazzo, LVK attorneys explained that the data was exempt under Oregon Public Records Law and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. After oral argument, …Larkins Vacura Teams Up with Esler Stephens & Buckley to Pursue Claims for Aequitas InvestorsFebruary 26, 2016
Chris Kayser at Larkins Vacura and Mike Esler at Esler Stephens & Buckley have been investigating claims arising from investor losses in a variety of Aequitas investments, including promissory notes. It has been widely reported that investors were advised to invest in Aequitas by means of a number of misrepresentations and material omissions in apparent violation of Oregon Securities laws. Our investigation is not limited to Aequitas and its principals but also includes other professionals who participated in promoting and aiding in the offerings and who may be liable for the losses. For more information, please contact Chris Kayser at (503) 222-4424 firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Esler at (503) 223-1510 email@example.com, or Gary Hardiman at (503) 223-1510 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Trial Lawyer John Dunbar Joins Larkins Vacura LLPFebruary 1, 2016
Larkins Vacura LLP has announced that John Dunbar has joined the firm as a partner.
For five years, Dunbar headed the Special Litigation Unit at the Oregon Department of Justice. Serving under two different Oregon Attorneys General, Attorney General Kroger and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Dunbar led a trial team that focused on many of the State’s most important cases, including high-profile Constitutional challenges, tort claims against the State, complex regulatory cases and environmental litigation. Dunbar’s deep exposure to a wide variety of legal conflicts equips him for all facets of his complex commercial litigation practice. John’s diverse background includes, for example, in-depth forays into healthcare issues, environmental disputes, intellectual property, consumer disputes, and regulatory litigation. He also has represented …Larkins Vacura LLP Again Ranked As First-Tier Best Law Firm By U.S. NewsNovember 2, 2015
Larkins Vacura LLP is pleased to announce that for 2015 it has again been ranked a first-tier Best Law Firm by U.S. News. The firm was specifically cited for its expertise in commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, and real estate litigation, receiving top-tier designations for each of the former practice areas in the Portland area.
Larkins Vacura LLP’s Best LawyersSeptember 2, 2015
Larkins Vacura LLP is pleased to announce that for 2016 its attorneys have again been recognized as Best Lawyers by U.S. News. Bill Larkins, Julie Vacura, Chris Kayser, and John Dunbar were all recognized as Best Lawyers in commercial litigation, Bill and Julie were further recognized as Best Lawyers in banking and finance litigation, Julie was also recognized as a Best Lawyer in real estate litigation, and Chris was also recognized as a Best Lawyer in antitrust litigation.
Larkins Vacura LLP’s Super LawyersAugust 18, 2015
Larkins Vacura LLP is pleased to announce that Bill Larkins, Julie Vacura, Cody Hoesly, and John Dunbar were recognized as Super Lawyers in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers, signifying their place in the top 5% of all lawyers in Oregon. Bill has maintained that designation since 2009, and Julie has done so since 2007. Cody was named a Rising Star in the same publication from 2012 to 2014. The same publication also named Danielle Hunsaker and Bridget Donegan as Rising Stars, signifying their place in the top 2.5% of all Oregon litigators under 40 or in their first 10 years of practice. Danielle has maintained that designation since 2014.
Danielle Hunsaker wins Ninth Circuit appealJuly 20, 2015
Congratulations to Danielle Hunsaker on her recent Ninth Circuit victory on behalf of a national banking institution in a Fair Credit Reporting Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act case concerning a failed mortgage loan modification. After securing full victory at summary judgment in the trial court, Danielle defended and argued the appeal to the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the trial court’s decision.
Larkins Vacura LLP’s Super LawyersMarch 18, 2015
Larkins Vacura LLP is pleased to announce that Bill Larkins and Julie Vacura were again recognized as Super Lawyers in the 2014 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers, signifying their place in the top 5% of all lawyers in Oregon. Bill has maintained that designation since 2009, and Julie has done so since 2007. The same publication also named Cody Hoesly and Danielle Hunsaker as Rising Stars, signifying their place in the top 2.5% of all Oregon litigators under 40 or in their first 10 years of practice. Cody has maintained that designation since 2012.
Larkins Vacura LLP ranked as first-tier Best Law Firm by U.S. NewsMarch 17, 2015
Larkins Vacura LLP is pleased to announce that for 2015 it has again been ranked a first-tier Best Law Firm by U.S. News. In addition, Bill Larkins, Julie Vacura, and Chris Kayser were recognized as Best Lawyers in commercial litigation, Bill and Julie were further recognized as Best Lawyers in banking and finance, and Julie was also recognized as a Best Lawyer in real estate.
Cody Hoesly Helps Client Regain Possession Of Family HeirloomMarch 17, 2015
Congratulations to Cody Hoesly on his recent victory for a client who sued to regain possession of a precious family heirloom, the queen outfit that the client’s mother-in-law wore at the 1930 Pendleton Round-Up. The lawsuit resulted in a settlement which returned the outfit to the client and which garnered attention in both the Oregonian and East Oregonian newspapers. The settlement followed Cody’s victory in the Oregon Supreme Court in the same case.
Julie Vacura Inducted into American College of Trial LawyersSeptember 12, 2014
Julie Vacura, a founding partner of the firm, was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers at a ceremony in London on September 12, during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the College.
For nearly 30 years Julie’s practice has focused on trying cases in state and federal courts. This honor recognizes Julie’s excellence as a trial advocate in many different types of civil cases, representing businesses large and small as well as individuals. We congratulate our friend and colleague, Julie Vacura on achieving this well-deserved honor.