Charissa Johnston Joins Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore

Apr 09, 2015

Related Practices: Agriculture, Business and Real Estate

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore is pleased to welcome Charissa Johnston to the firm’s Yakima office. She will be a member of the Business, Real Estate and Agriculture practices, assisting businesses with their corporate and real estate needs.

Charissa joins the firm from Hayes, Phillips, Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson & Carberry in Denver. Her experience includes conducting due diligence and assisting clients with real estate transactions. She prepares and negotiates sales and financing agreements, lease agreements, and advises on the best use of corporate capital while minimizing tax liabilities. She also advises on private equity ventures and stock sale agreements.

In addition to her corporate and real estate work, Charissa is experienced in advising local governments on municipal and special district matters.

“We are delighted Charissa has joined our firm,” said Managing Shareholder Kelly Twiss Noonan. “Her experience is a great addition to our firm and will support our mission to provide our business and agricultural clients with exceptional legal service.”

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore represents businesses ranging from small, closely held entities to larger corporations, and the families and individuals who run those companies. The firm advises clients on business matters, such as formation, acquisition and sales, real property conveyances and land use considerations. The firm’s lawyers also assist with estate and tax planning matters, business succession planning, and trust and estate administration and dispute resolution.