Ken Howell is a partner in the business and finance group and co-chair of the firm’s banking practice group. His practice emphasizes creditor rights, bankruptcy, banking, intellectual property (including trademark and copyright), and real estate (with a focus on business transactions associated with the technology industry, real estate financing and development, and debtor/creditor relationships).
Mr. Howell’s banking practice has emphasized creditor representation for regulatory compliance, bank deposits and collections, retail branch operations, and procedures and loan documentation. His experience in debtor/creditor relationships includes the creation and documentation of such relationships through secured and securitized transactions, workout of problem loans, resolution of bankruptcy issues, and the collection of delinquent obligations. Mr. Howell has assisted lenders in all aspects of collection of delinquent accounts from unsecured loans through complex commercial agricultural credits involving livestock, real estate, and accounts receivable. In the technology area, he helps clients protect, acquire, license, and transfer copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, and trade names. These services include drafting of effective agreements to assure ownership and perfection of intellectual property interests, creation of joint development agreements, and the drafting and negotiation of confidentiality, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and the compliance with federal and state laws regarding privacy of consumer and customer information.
Mr. Howell is experienced in litigation to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, and to prosecute infringement of those rights. In the real estate financing and development area, his practice encompasses a broad range of business transactions, including real estate acquisition, financing and development, and representation of clients before local zoning, highway district, and city council hearings.
University of Idaho, J.D., 1984
College of Idaho, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Arid Club President, 2013; Executive Committee and Membership Chair, 2012-2013
College of Idaho, Board of Trustees, 2012-present
College of Idaho, Chairman, 2006-2008
Downtown Boise Association, General Counsel
Idaho Bankers Association, General Counsel
Idaho State Bar, Client Security Fund Committee
Idaho Public Television Foundation, Former Board Member
Friends of Idaho Public Television, Past President
Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine, 1992-1995
District Governor, District 5400, 2015-2016
President, Downtown Club of Boise, 2008-2009
Greater Boise Rotary Foundation President, 2009-2010