Where we began

We began in the logging industry. In the 1930s, Carl E. Davidson left his job as a logging superintendent to attend law school at the University of Oregon. He eventually went into private practice, and through a series of partnerships, Charles P. Duffy joined the firm.

Davidson’s firm shifted over the years, from consulting with forest products companies to trial practice to tax matters in the 1940s. Duffy and his partner, David A. Kekel, continued in this direction and built the reputation and skill sets for which we are known today.

Where we are today

At our core, we are a team of lawyers with extensive knowledge and expertise garnered through years of experience. We combine this experience with the collaboration and value of a small team. With four of our lawyers holding LL.M. degrees (three taxation, one estate planning), we have one of the highest concentrations of tax expertise in the region.