Partner, LL.M in Taxation
Andrew Ginis is a Michigan native, receiving a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving to Portland where he received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. He also holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Andrew’s practice focuses on business transactions, estate planning, and tax issues. He also has extensive experience advising businesses on trademarks, branding, and copyrights. When not in the office, Andrew enjoys cooking, mushroom hunting, cycling, and spending time with his husband James Arndt and their two dogs Eva and Yuri.
Jackson Howa graduated magna cum laude from University of Arizona, and cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School. With more than 5 years of legal experience, Jackson has practiced extensively in family law and estate planning. Jackson is also experienced in contract law and advising business owners, and has assisted clients with partnership buy-ins and business purchases. When he’s not helping clients, Jackson likes to explore the outdoors with his husband, Dr. Jacob Morrow, and his two dogs, Rocky and Troy. He also loves to cook, read science fiction, and play board games with friends.
Miles Ringsred is a Minnesota native who moved to Calgary, Canada to attend the University of Calgary and train as a speedskater. After graduating from UoC, Miles worked as an actor/musician in Canada before moving to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark in 2014. Miles has started to focus his legal education in the areas of business and intellectual property law. When not spending his days and nights in the library studying or at work, Miles can be found playing music, out seeing shows, playing board games, or outdoors on some sort of adventure.
Recent Blog Posts
Estate planning can be an uncomfortable topic. Not many people like to confront their own mortality, the terminology is confusing, and it’s pointless because everyone lives forever, right? Unfortunately not. Depending on your circumstances, the implications of your...
What’s in a name? Well, Juliet, in the world of trademarks, quite a lot. A mark’s distinctiveness places it on a spectrum somewhere between “inherently distinctive” and “generic.” From most to least distinctive, a mark is labeled as either: (1) fanciful, (2)...
Trademark registration is not required for a mark to receive protection. So long as the mark is distinctive and used in commerce, it will have protectable common law rights. However, registering a trademark has many benefits. I am going to explain these benefits and...
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