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Jordan Ramis welcomes new hires

Jordan Ramis, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has added four new members. Joining the firm are Carolyn Pearson, Amanda Cardenas, Jenn Labahn and Alpha Tessema.

An experienced litigator in both state and federal courts, Pearson focuses her practice on employment and labor law. She is experienced in complex litigation-related matters ranging from employment discrimination and retaliation claims to wage and hour class actions. She also advises employers on compliance with Oregon, Washington and California laws regarding employee leave and benefits. She graduated magna cum laude and earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Paralegal Cardenas uses her legal background to support the Dirt Law practice group, including environmental and natural resources, endangered species, water law, real estate and land use cases. She will be working in the Bend office. She graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and has a master’s degree in environment and resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her J.D. from the University of Washington.

Labahn brings 10 years of experience to the Jordan Ramis accounting team. She focuses on accounts payable and accounts receivable. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University, double majoring in general business and human resources management.

Tessema is the new Jordan Ramis receptionist. He attended Duke University and received his bachelor’s degree in theater studies.


Randhawa joins D.A. Davidson

Sonny Randhawa has joined the institutional research team of D.A. Davidson & Co., one of the Northwest’s largest full-service investment firms. He will provide coverage of the oilfield service and equipment sector and will work in the Lake Oswego office. D.A. Davidson’s award-winning institutional equity research team covers public companies across several sectors with 19 analysts following 286 companies.

Randhawa brings extensive experience in energy industry analysis. Previously, he was vice president of equity research, oil services and equipment with Banc of America Securities after beginning his energy research career at Friedman Billings Ramsey. Prior to that he was a senior consultant in the financial and M&A advisory segments at both the Arthur Andersen and KPMG accounting firms.

Randhawa earned his Master of Business Administration in accounting and finance from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Umpqua offers disaster relief funding

In response to the recent storms and severe flooding, Umpqua Bank has relaunched its Disaster Relief Loan Program, offering rapid access to a $2,500 personal loan for those affected by the storms. Loan approval is subject to the bank’s minimum credit requirements and store participation is subject to change depending on disaster location. Relief loans are currently offered at the Clackamas, Lake Oswego and Sunnyside offices.

To learn more, visit any Umpqua Bank or call 888-702-7759.

California equity firm buys LO hotel

A California private equity firm has purchased the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Lake Oswego for $33.5 million. Interwest Capital Corporation, which now owns five hotels with more than 1,000 rooms across the U.S., said it will spend $3.5-$4 million on room renovations and other improvements to the Lake Oswego property in 2016 and that Evolution Hospitality will manage the hotel.

The 179-room Hilton Garden Inn, which was built in 2000, is located at 14850 Kruse Oaks Blvd., one of only three hotels in the Kruse Way Business Park. It includes 1,200 square feet of meeting facilities, a fitness studio, a business center, the Garden Grill restaurant and the Pavilion Pantry convenience mart. The hotel underwent a room renovation in 2005, and a lobby renovation in 2013.