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Date: September 10, 2018
GSB Newsroom

SEATTLE (September 10, 2018) Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) today announced the addition of three new associates to the firm in Seattle and Portland. Hathaway Burden and Adelle Greenfield have joined GSB’s dynamic litigation team in the firm’s Seattle office and Peter Evalds has joined the Portland office as part of GSB’s Tax, Business and Real Estate Practice Groups.

“We are delighted to have these three talented associates join our team all of whom possess not just the technical skills needed to thrive, but also formative experiences in the courts, in government and the private sector,” said Greg Duff, Firm Chair and Principal of Garvey Schubert Barer. “Their arrival bolsters our already strong capabilities in litigation, tax law and business transactions and we look forward to their contributions.” 

Peter Evalds will focus on tax planning, tax controversy, and business transactions at the firm. He has extensive experience in the fields, including entity formation, 1031 exchanges, reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining GSB, Evalds practiced law at small and mid-sized firms in Portland, where he honed his tax planning and business transactions knowledge. Evalds has also clerked for Judge Henry Breithaupt of the Oregon Tax Court, for Holland & Knight and the Portland City Attorney’s office. He received his LL.M. in Taxation with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and his B.A. in History from Temple University.

Hathaway Burden’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and workplace misconduct. Prior to GSB, Burden clerked for Justice Mary Yu at the Washington State Supreme Court. She also served as a 2016 GSB Summer Associate in the firm’s Seattle office. Burden was a senior editor for the Washington International Law Journal while at the University of Washington School of Law and has externed for Judge John Chun, recently appointed to Division One of the Court of Appeals. She has also spent time advocating for juvenile justice and child welfare reform with the Center for Children & Youth Justice. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Washington School of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College in World Politics and Spanish.

Adelle Greenfield joins the Litigation Practice Group at GSB. Prior to her time at GSB, Greenfield focused on health care and employee benefits litigation, representing health insurers, employee benefit plan sponsors and third party claims administrators in state and federal courts. She has also served as a law clerk in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Federal Sector Hearings Unit where she assisted Administrative Judges with the adjudication of employment discrimination claims and has briefed matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her J.D. from University of Southern California Gould School of Law and her B.A. in Communication from University of Washington.  

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Since its founding in 1966, GSB has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients – from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies – solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, with attorneys who possess deep industry experience and a thorough understanding of current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, and Beijing. More information is available on the web at 

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