January 5, 2011

Jordan Ramis Attorney Peter O. Watts Appointed to Oregon Law Foundation Board of Directors

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Lake Oswego, OR… Jordan Ramis PC, Attorneys at Law, has announced that Peter O. Watts has been elected to the Oregon Law Foundation Board of Directors effective January 2011. In 1981, the Oregon State Bar created the Oregon Law Foundation as the charitable arm of the Bar primarily to raise funds for organizations that help the poor obtain access to legal services. Each board member is appointed to serve a 4-year term.

Peter O. Watts, the second youngest shareholder in the history of Jordan Ramis PC, graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law, and was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2002. He received an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington in 2003. Peter's areas of law concentration include estate planning, debt negotiation, and general business. In 2010 Peter was recognized as one of the Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Business Professionals and as a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine.

Peter is a Board Member of the Clackamas County Business Alliance, has served as the Chair of the Land Use Committee since 2008, and was recently elected Vice President of the Board for 2011. Continuing his service to Clackamas County, Peter was appointed to the Clackamas County Tourism Development Council in 2007 and reappointed in 2010. He was elected Chair in 2009 and 2010.

Beyond his busy professional career, Peter has also served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon Junior Board of Directors since 2005 contributing many hours to fundraising efforts, volunteering, and assisting in wish fulfillment for children with life threatening illnesses.

Jordan Ramis PC (www.jordanramis.com) was established in 1963 and has offices in Oregon and Washington. The firm has been named one of Oregon's 100 Best Places to Work for 2011, the seventh time it has appeared on the Oregon Business Magazine list. The firm was also recognized as one of the 20 Best Places to Work by Portland Monthly (2006) and as one of the Portland Business Journal's Most Admired Companies (2008). Jordan Ramis represents clients throughout the western United States in business, government, and Dirt Law® (real estate, environment, land use, and construction).

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