Stoel Rives is a leading US corporate and litigation law firm providing sophisticated business clients high quality legal services. With offices in seven states and Washington, D.C., Stoel Rives is a nationally recognized leader in project finance and the energy and natural resources industries. From deals and disputes to compliance and counseling, clients turn to Stoel Rives for their most complex business challenges.

Our Values

One Firm. We are unified by our commitment to our clients and the pursuit of excellence in all things. We put what is best for the firm ahead of what is best for ourselves. We are stronger together, bringing diverse perspectives, practices, voices, backgrounds, and geographies to continuously improve our service to clients.

High Performance Culture Focused on Delivering Exceptional Service. Since the firm was established more than 100 years ago, our commitment to our clients and our communities has been central to our culture. We recruit, retain, and advance the best talent committed to a high-performance culture. That cultural imperative is embodied in the single-minded focus we bring to providing spectacular service in all we do.

Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Workplace. We celebrate the diversity of our colleagues and clients and value the breadth of perspectives that enrich us all in our commitment to clients. We share a common purpose and mission though our journeys are all unique. These differences between us are the spark that lights the fire of creative problem solving for our clients.

Creative Solutions. The challenges we and our clients face are evolving every day. We bring our experience, acumen, and perspective to find new ways to see around corners, navigate the changing environment, and explore new ground.

Outstanding Results. Through dedication, hard work, and accountability, we deliver outstanding work product tailored to our clients’ business objectives. Success is ultimately measured by our clients’ continued engagement with our firm.

A Brief History of Stoel Rives

Stoel Rives' origins date to 1883, when the Northwest's first transcontinental railroad was completed in Portland. Our current firm is the result of the 1979 merger of two important Portland firms—Davies, Biggs, Strayer, Stoel and Boley; and Rives, Bonyhadi and Smith. This was followed by the 1987 combination with the Seattle firm Jones, Grey and Bayley; the firm’s expansion to Boise and Salt Lake City in the 1990s; and the 2001 merger with the California-based firm Washburn, Briscoe and McCarthy. In 2007, the firm expanded to the Midwest, opening an office in Minneapolis. We subsequently opened offices in Anchorage in 2008, and DC in 2013.

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