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Rene is a strategic and trusted transaction lawyer with broad big law, in-house and entrepreneurial experience.
Rene started his career at Stoel Rives LLP, Portland’s largest law firm, handling real estate, finance and corporate matters. In 2005 Rene went in-house at KU, serving in real estate and governance roles before his promotion to Assistant General Counsel.
Rene has served the bar in a number of capacities, including including the Taskforce on International Trade and Oregon Practice of Law; Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section; Society of Corporate Secretaries; and contributor to the Real Estate Section's new developments section.
He also has a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, and has completed advanced real estate course work.
He and his wife Angie are proud parents of 3. In his spare time, Rene enjoys playing and coaching soccer, dabbling in web development, and (rarely these days) golf.
Rachel is an experienced and tech-savvy transactional paralegal.
She trained in the corporate department at Davis Wright Tremaine, an international law firm, before joining Knowledge Universe's legal department, where she worked on commercial, corporate, and intellectual property matters.
She owns Sound Legal, a virtual paralegal services firm, and is available on a subcontract basis through Eastbank℠.
Angie serves as office manager for Eastbank℠. She has a masters in social work from Portland State and has a B.S. in Anthropology from Willamette University.
Angie also speaks Spanish fluently.