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April 25, 2006

FIFTY YEAR CAREER MILESTONE REACHED FOR BATEMAN SEIDEL SENIOR COUNSEL, STAN SAMUELS

Portland Real Estate Lawyer and Legal Author Among The Best Lawyers in America

Portland, Ore. (May 4, 2006)--In 1956, Dwight David Eisenhower was president and Stan Samuels was a newly minted graduate of the University of Washington's law school. And while a lot of things have changed since then, "Stan," as his friends and colleagues know him, is still practicing a profession he loves. His current practice is focused on real estate matters; representing buyers, sellers, investors, joint ventures, 1031 exchangers and developers in real estate transactions, lenders and borrowers in real estate financing, and landlords and tenants in leasing transactions.
He also handles estate planning and business matters.

Stan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Washington and is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice through both the Oregon and Washington State Bars. Stan co-authored, with Randy Bateman "The Lawyer in a Real Estate Transaction" and the "Checklist for Real Estate Transactions" in the most current publication of Fundamentals of Real Estate Transactions (Oregon CLE).

A native of Portland, Stan has served for many years on the Oregon State Bar Real Estate Section Committee on Legal Opinions. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the real estate category. Stan has received this recognition in every edition since the first edition was published in 1983. He is listed as a leader in his field in the most current edition of Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Stan is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

A mentor to many lawyers over the years, Stan has maintained a 26-year working relationship and close friendship with Bateman Seidel managing partner, Randy Bateman. "Stan was my first boss," said Randy. "He's taught me just about everything there is to know about the business of law and I've been happy to call him both my boss and friend for more than 26 years."

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