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ASK THE LUKINS & ANNIS LEGAL PROFESSIONAL: WHAT ARE UNIQUE ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE OFFICE LEASES?

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LOCAL NEWS RISING STARS 2016: CORA VERGE, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

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Bill Hyslop  

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WSBA PRESIDENT'S CORNER: THE RISING COST OF LITIGATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Bill Hyslop  

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Bill Hyslop  

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Cora Verge  

WILLIAM HYSLOP SWORN IN AS WSBA PRESIDENT

Bill Hyslop  

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Kelly Konkright  

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Mischelle Fulgham  

LUKINS & ANNIS CLIENT OBTAINS REVERSAL OF INJUNCTION ON LAND USER RESTRICTIONS BY THE IDAHO SUPREME COURT

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WAYNE SWENEY NAMED DISTINGUISHED LAWYER BY IDAHO BAR

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LOCAL NEWS RISING STARS 2016: CORA VERGE, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Journal of Business

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016.

RISING STARS 2016

Cora Verge

Age: 27

Job title/company: Attorney, Lukins & Annis PS.

Education: J.D., Gonzaga University; B.A. in communication, Washington State University.

Tell us about your career so far. I started working for Lukins & Annis as a summer intern in 2012 and continued working for the firm following graduation. When I started, I was tasked with helping other lawyers in my firm complete real estate acquisitions, sales, easements, leases, and a myriad of business transactions. As I gain more experience, I still do all of those things, but with the help and guidance of my supervising attorneys, I am able to handle larger aspects of various business transactions on my own with confidence. I also find that the Spokane legal community is a great place to build a practice. Organizations like the Washington Women Lawyers are willing to support and guide new attorneys as they navigate the start of their careers.

What are your aspirations? I would like to find a way to reach clients that are often left out of the business law and complex real estate transaction world. For example, the LGBT community is underserved in the business law realm, and new I-502 businesses face difficulties finding corporate counsel. Every business should have great legal counsel in order to get the most out of their business ventures, property sales and acquisitions, and have legal guidance that can help to minimize their risk and exposure.

Tell us about your mentor, or someone you look to for inspiration. My dad has always been my inspiration. As a lawyer and judge, his motto to "always be the most prepared person in the room" inspires me to work hard to serve my clients and be the best lawyer I can. My mentors inside Lukins & Annis, Tyler Black, Paul Davis, and Brady Peterson, are principal attorneys who take the time to teach me how to be prepared, and how to address difficult and new legal issues that arise in the transactional world. They are always willing to do the hard work and put in the hours needed to serve their clients. I strive to follow in their footsteps.

What generational stereotype do you feel strong about? Rather than a generational stereotype, I will address a gender stereotype: that women are not willing to help other women. I have been incredibly lucky to receive help and mentorship from female attorneys both inside and outside of my firm. Whether it is advice on how to deal with drafting a particular type of document or the best way to market my practice, I have found nothing but support and inspiration from other women.

Something interesting/random about yourself. While at school in Pullman, I mastered the art of walking backwards uphill as a campus tour guide for WSU.

Published: June 30th, 2016

As found online at: Spokane Journal of Business.

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