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Congratulations to Managing Partner Jill Laney for being chosen as on one of the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 Orchid Award winners. The awards honor women business leaders from across the state.

Jill is the first woman to serve as managing partner in Cosgrave’s 80-year history, and serves as a leader and mentor for the firm’s young attorneys. Her legal practice emphasizes a wide variety of corporate and real estate matters, including financing, acquisition, commercial leasing, commercial landlord-tenant disputes and corporate governance matters. Jill’s diverse client list includes owners and property management companies with over 16 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space under management.

An active community leader, Jill is a volunteer personal shopper with Dress for Success Oregon, which helps disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network and career development tools. She serves on the Wine Auction Committee of the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides low-cost legal services to low-income families in the Portland metro region.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with this award,” Jill says. “I’m humbled to be included in such a successful and extraordinary group of women.”

The Orchid Awards are part of the Portland Business Journal’s annual Women of Influence awards program. The awards are designed to honor the region’s most influential businesswomen. Winners are featured in a special Women of Influence publication and honored at the Women of Influence Awards Luncheon at the downtown Hilton Hotel on April 24th.