Back Issues: December 5th, 2011

Miller Nash expands business and tax team in Vancouver

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Dustin Klinger, Ryan Nisle, Meghan Williams

Miller Nash LLP has expanded the business and tax team in its Vancouver office, utilizing the experience of Dustin Klinger, Ryan Nisle, and Meghan Williams.

Klinger focuses on business formation and transactions with extensive experience in real estate-related acquisitions, sales, property management, leasing, and secured financing. He is a frequent contributor to the firm’s real estate development blog, From the Ground Up.

Nisle is a partner in the tax group and focuses his practice primarily on business transactions and tax law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing. Nisle is a longtime Vancouver resident and splits time between the firm’s Vancouver and Portland offices, servicing clients on both sides of the state line.

Williams focuses her practice in general business and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on formation, mergers and acquisitions, governance and other general business transactions.

Miller Nash serves a wide range of leading businesses, nonprofit organizations, public entities, and individuals, and the firm also does pro bono representation. The firm’s clients operate in a variety of significant industries, including banking, biotech, construction, energy, food production, forest products, government, healthcare, higher education, intellectual property, manufacturing, real estate, securities, and technology. More information is available at

Rep. Ann Rivers to hold telephone town hall meeting on Dec. 7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Reps. Ed Orcutt and Ann Rivers invite their 18th District constituents to participate in a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event, with a format similar to a call-in radio show, will begin at 6:25 p.m. and run for one hour. Participants may call 1-877-229-8493 and enter 15498 to join in. “This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss the economy, budget and other issues impacting our communities. While we wish we could host a traditional town hall meeting, this is a convenient alternative given the special session,” says Rivers, R-La Center. “We look forward to answering questions and exchanging ideas.” For more information, Orcutt may be contacted at 360-786-7812 or Rivers may be reached at 360-786-7850 or

A Thief at Heart plays at Pop Culture Dec. 8

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A Thief at Heart, the self-styled rock-and-soul band, has played 18 shows in seven Northwest cities, and this week it will perform at downtown Vancouver’s Pop Culture, 1929 Main St., on Thursday, Dec. 8. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and there is a cover charge of $7. Signed editions of the band’s EP will be available for $5. For more information, visit or contact Trevor Scott at

Book launch party for “VoiceCatcher 6″ Dec. 8

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Printed Matter Vancouver and Cover to Cover Books are hosting a book launch party at the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Cover to Cover Books, 6300 N.E. St. James Rd., Suite 104B (near St. James and Minnehaha). The party celebrates the release of VoiceCatcher 6, an anthology of poetry, prose and visual art by 45 authors and 25 artists from the Portland/Vancouver area, including Alice Hardesty, Deb Scott, Leah Stenson, Meredith Stewart, Dawn Thompson, and April Bullard. VoiceCatcher 6 co-editor and Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Toni Partington will introduce readings by six of the women featured in the new anthology. For more information, contact Christopher Luna at or 360-910-1066.