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April 20, 2011

Following in the footsteps: Shawn Menashe ’03 named managing shareholder for Gevurtz Menashe

Shawn Menashe, a 2003 Oregon Law alumnus, recently was named managing shareholder for the Portland law firm Gevurtz Menashe. Menashe takes over for his father, Albert Menashe, a 1971 University of Oregon graduate and co-founder of the firm. Albert Menashe served as managing shareholder for nearly 30 years. He will continue to practice with the firm full time.

Shawn Menashe joined his father’s law firm shortly after graduation from the School of Law. He became a partner in January 2009. He is active in a number of non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon, American Red Cross, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Portland Opera, Self Enhancement, Inc., and Children’s Miracle Network. Shawn Menashe has also been named a “Rising Star” by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2008, and was named one of the “40 under 40″ by the Portland Business Journal in 2008.

Albert Menashe has received many awards and accolades throughout his career, including 2010 recipient of the Oregon State Bar’s Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award, 2007 president of the Oregon State Bar, and 1997 president of the Multnomah Bar Association. In addition, Albert Menashe has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in Oregon in the annual Oregon Super Lawyers magazine several years in a row.

Gevurtz Menashe has dedicated its practice exclusively to family law for nearly 30 years. Based in Portland, and practicing in Oregon and Washington, the firm handles divorce, custody and parenting issues, adoptions and name changes, third-party rights, juvenile law, paternity matters, cohabitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

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