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Date: December 9, 2010
GSB Press Release

In the Headlines, December 9, 2010.

PORTLAND, OR – December 9, 2010. Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that attorneys William Kabeiseman (“Bill”) and Carrie Richter have become “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (“LEED”) accredited professionals. The LEED accreditation is part of Garvey Schubert Barer’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and complements the professional services that Bill and Carrie offer their clients in guiding them on land use and permitting issues.

About LEED: LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED accreditation indicates that the professional has the knowledge of green building principles and practices. About William Kabeiseman: Bill Kabeiseman has been practicing Oregon land use and municipal law for over 15 years. He has represented cities, developers and neighbors in multiple forums, including representing planning commissions, city councils, as well as arguing before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. Mr. Kabeiseman’s broad experience and extensive knowledge of Oregon’s land use laws are paramount to his successful practice. Mr. Kabeiseman is of counsel to Garvey Schubert Barer and also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon where he teaches Land Use Law. Before entering private practice, Mr. Kabeiseman clerked at both the Oregon Court of Appeals as well as the Oregon Supreme Court.

About Carrie Richter: Ms. Richter represents business, community, and government entities in land use planning and municipal law. She has successfully argued cases before the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. Ms. Richter acts as deputy city attorney for Oregon City, advising the city in many contentious planning issues. Ms. Richter has an M.S. in Historic Preservation, and a passion for historic preservation and planning principles which complement her skills in representing her clients. Ms. Richter serves on a number of local and national organizations and has a zeal for serving her clients and community.

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