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BOISE (February 8, 2012) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Stephen Hardesty has joined the firm as Partner and Nicholas Taylor has joined as Associate in the Business practice. They join the firm in Boise where they previously worked at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP.“

Steve and Nick are very welcome additions to our Boise office,” said Robert Maynard, Boise Office Managing Partner. “Steve has tremendous experience and knowledge handling corporate finance matters and Nick is a bright and capable young talent. Both add significant value to their practice and our office and firm.”

Hardesty has over 20 years of experience representing emerging companies and private companies in diverse industries. Both domestically and in China, he counsels clients on fund formations, venture investments, mergers and acquisitions, private placement offerings and real estate acquisitions, among other related corporate transactions. He has led numerous venture capital financings and has recently served as counsel for a structured finance lender issuing nearly one billion dollars in rated asset-backed bonds.

Taylor represents a variety of corporate entities, private equity firms, and venture capitalists regarding equity and debt financing transactions, securities and company governance issues.

Hardesty earned his J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law where he also served as Editor for the U.C. Davis Law Review. He received his B.A. from Earlham College. He has served as Governing Counsel for the Business and Corporate Section of the Idaho State Bar since 2000.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association, Idaho State Bar Association and Idaho Land Title Association. Since 2009, he has served as a Board Member on the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation.

Taylor received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he also served as Editor for the Oregon Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Western Oregon University. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar Association and the Boise Young Professionals.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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