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I have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, entity formation and structure, and commercial contracts.  I have worked with a range of clients, including manufacturers, retailers and energy project developers.  My areas of industry expertise include New Markets Tax Credits, renewable energy and clean technology.  While serving as General Counsel for NACCO Materials Handling Group, I gained an appreciation of the delivery of legal services from a client’s point of view. 


My approach to the delivery of legal services is to listen carefully to my client's needs and goals throughout a project, to enable me to provide practical, cost-effective advice and solutions.


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Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 50%
    27 years
  2. M & A: 20%
    27 years
  3. Financial Services: 20%
  4. Energy: 10%
    14 years


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Lane Powell PC

601 SW 2nd Ave Ste 2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158


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AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2008 - Present
Vice President, General Counsel and SecretaryNACCO Materials Handling Group2005 - 2007
PartnerStoel Rives, LLP1994 - 2005
AssociateStoel Rives1988 - 1994
AssociateChoate, Hall & Stewart1985 - 1988
Law ClerkU.S. District Court of Massachusetts, Honorable Rya W. Zobel1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbia Land TrustBoard of Directors and Conservation Committee2012 - Present
Oregon Humane SocietyBoard of Trustees and Finance Committee2011 - Present
Smart Grid OregonBoard of Directors2010 - Present
YWCA of Greater PortlandPresident and Board of Directors2002 - 2006
Catlin Gabel School, Finance CommitteeMember2002 - 2005
Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation SectionExecutive Committee1999 - 2001
Bridlemile School FoundationPresident and Board of Directors1996 - 1999
Publication nameTitleDate
Energy PrioritiesFederal Stimulus Provides Major Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation2009
Oregon Business MagazineLaw that allows incorporating sustainability into charters allows protection, visibility2008
Advising Oregon BusinessAcquisition Due Diligence, Letters of Intent, Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Business Assets, and Stock Purchase Agreement Forms2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Rice UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal and State New Markets Tax CreditsNew Markets Tax Credits2012
Novogradac & Company’s New Market Tax Credits ConferenceAllocation Agreement Requirements and Risks of Noncompliance2010
Northwest Environmental Business Council’s Future Energy ConferenceEnergy Project Finance – Advanced Issues2010
American Bar AssociationTools for Green Development2009
Novogradac & Company’s Financing Renewable Energy ConferenceState Energy Tax Credits, Incentives and Rebates: An Oregon Portfolio2008