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Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.”

Robert S. Banks, Jr.

Arbitration, Portland, OR 
Litigation – Securities, Portland, OR 

Banks leads the securities litigation group at SYK. He frequently presents to lawyers, financial services industry professionals and investors on investment loss recovery issues and FINRA arbitration. He was first recognized by Best Lawyers in 2015. This is his fourth year being recognized for Securities – Litigation, and his first for Arbitration.

Victoria Blachly

Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Portland, OR 

Blachly, an Oregon Uniform Law Commissioner and Oregon Commissioner for Senior Services, was also recognized in the 2016 Chambers High Net Worth annual publication for her experience in fiduciary litigation.

Christine R. Costantino

Family Law, Portland, OR   

Costantino, who serves on the Oregon Board of Governors, leads the family law group at SYK.


Stephen E. Kantor

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Portland, OR  
Tax Law, Portland, OR  
Trusts and Estates, Portland, OR  

Kantor was first recognized by Best Lawyers in 2013, and has been every year since. He was also included in the 2016 Chambers High Net Worth annual publications as a Band 1 Leading Individual for Private Wealth practitioners.

Kantor also received recognition this year as “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Head Companies and Family Businesses Law in Portland, Oregon. This is his third year being recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Van M. White III

Litigation – Construction, Portland, OR 

White is well known for his work in Construction litigation. He currently serves as president of the Building Material Dealers Association (BMDA).


Eric J. Wieland

Trusts and Estates, Portland, OR  

Wieland is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration Section Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar, where he serves as its CLE Chair.

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