N America News May 2017

178 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , Oregon Attorney, Ann L. Fisher is making waves in the legal industry and beyond. Legal Matters AF Legal & Consulting Services is a business and commercial law firm located in Beaverton, Oregon. An AV Preeminent- rated* attorney, Ann L. Fisher works closely with clients in a broad range of matters related to the development of business strategies, contract review, enforcement and negotiation, real estate matters, and when necessary, litigation. Prior to establishing her firm, AF Legal & Consulting Services, Ms. Fisher honed her business litigation skills as an attorney in house, in a boutique commercial practice, and a multistate business law firm. She was a pro term judge for eleven years which gave her a broader view of legal issues. On her list of prior clients are closely held businesses and even a Fortune 500 company. Her extensive experience includes; drafting and negotiating contracts, buy-sell agreements, drafting company policies, providing solid legal advice in other business matters, reviewing real estate agreements and leases, enforcement of commercial rights and remedies and commercial debtor-creditor issues. In addition, attorney Ann L. Fisher developed an intimate knowledge of the energy industry that only adds to an already impressive legal career. With nearly three decades of experience focusing on state and federal regulatory matters, resource development, and operational issues, she is well known in the industry. At AF Legal & Consulting Services, Ms. Fisher provides legal assistance in all of the areas mentioned above as well as other general matters. Additional legal services offered at her business and commercial law firm involve real estate agreements, creditor rights, business issues, and utility law. She was named a Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012 and has been listed in Who’s Who publication thirty times since 1996. Ann Fisher provides strategic and legal analysis, handles litigation, and is a strong advocate for her clients. Ms. Fisher provides significant litigation skills and non- litigation solutions and analyses to small and mid‐size businesses, individuals, public and privately owned utilities, and governmental agencies to address commercial issues. Areas of focus include collections, contract analysis and enforcement, business transactions including developing agreements and contracts, real estate issues and commercial leases, resource development, and strategies to limit risk while maximizing benefits. Over her thirty years as a lawyer, Ms. Fisher has developed a significant understanding of complex financial arrangements, risk assessment and mitigation, and governmental relations. She has excellent relationships with Media. In the Northwest energy arena, Ms. Fisher has a substantial knowledge of the history of the Northwest energy industry and its challenges, including development of and integration of renewable resources, energy imbalance market efforts and other approaches addressing transmission constraints, Clean Power Plan, and significant experience in rate proceedings and administrative hearings at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC), and other administrative bodies Ann’s core belief is that it’s all about the Client. The best lawyer will be responsive to her client’s needs, lending her skills and acumen to maximize benefits. Before opening AF Legal and consulting Services, Ann held counsel position in the Energy and Utility section of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, from February 1994 until December, 1996, with principal emphasis upon electric utility issues including industry restructuring, FERC orders related to transmission access and power marketing, and Bonneville Power Administration proceedings. and Developed effective procurement strategies for alternative supply choices and resource development. Company: AF Legal & Consulting Services Name: Ann Fisher Email: [email protected] Web Address: annfisherlaw.com Address: Boardwalk Plaza, 9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Ste 210 D, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005 Telephone: 503-721-0181 1701CA49

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