Foster Pepper and Garvey Schubert Barer Combine to Create Mission-Driven Firm, Expand Reach and Services

Foster Garvey PC, created by the combination of two legacy Pacific Northwest law firms, Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer, PC, officially launches on October 1, 2019.

On June 17, Foster Pepper and Garvey Schubert Barer announced that their members and shareholders had voted overwhelmingly to combine. Since then, both firms have been working closely to advance the shared goal of ensuring clients have access to a greater breadth and depth of service offerings, creating a one-stop shop for clients while continuing to preserve the relationships, culture and first-rate service clients have come to expect.

With 180 attorneys in six offices in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C., Spokane and Beijing, Foster Garvey is one of the largest firms based in the Pacific Northwest, with a national reach in the markets most critical to its clients’ success.

Foster Garvey remains deeply committed to the region, serving several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments and individuals in the country. The combined firm offers an expanded ability to better serve clients and deepen the firm’s bench in key practice areas including Transportation/Maritime; Business; Commercial, IP & Technology; Government Regulation & Policy; Investment Management; Labor, Employment & Immigration; Litigation & Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy; Municipal, Health Care & Housing; Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental; and, Trusts & Estates.

With nearly 170 years of combined history in the Pacific Northwest, this combination reinforces those deep community ties, including strong commitments to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion, and a collegial and equitable work environment.

Ed Note: Our American correspondents Steve Block and Richard Gluck are both among the partners of the newly merged firm!