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I represent domestic and international clients in securities, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and business law, and the life sciences. I assist clients in initial and secondary public offerings, formation of joint ventures and ongoing compliance with state and federal securities laws. I also provide corporate governance and business advice to boards of directors and executive officers. I have authored articles on federal securities laws, Oregon corporations and securities law.

My clients include: adidas America, Acacia Venture Partners, Auctionpay, AVI BioPharma, Canterbury Park Capital, Celartem, Inc., Communication Intelligence Corp., Goldbrook Ventures, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Pacific Crest Securities, Inc., Renewal Partners LP, Tag Oil Ltd. and Yamhill Valley Vineyards.


Contact info

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2300
Portland, OR, 97201-5630

Practice areas


  1. Life Sciences: 25%
  2. Securities Offerings: 25%
  3. M & A: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America in Securities LawWoodward-White, Inc.2010
America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&AChambers USA2010
America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&AChambers USA2009
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&AChambers USA2008
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Biotechnology AssociationGeneral Counsel2010 - Present
Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureDirector2008 - Present
Software Association of OregonDirector, Executive Committee2003 - Present
Friends of the Portland Center of the Performing ArtsPast PresidentN/A
American Bar Association, Securities Regulation CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Negotiated Transactions CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Middle Market & Small Business CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, International Transactions CommitteeMemberN/A
International Bar Association, Securities Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Software Association of OregonChairman of the Board2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Business JournalGovernment funding boosts bioscience research2007
Daily Journal of CommerceSarbanes-Oxley: End of the IPO for Oregon businesses?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MichiganEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Securities Section, British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar AssociationUpdate on U.S. Securities Laws2009
Rule 144 & 145 Amendments TeleconferenceSEC Rule 144 and 145 Amendments2008
Legal Strategies for Business Acquisitions 2008 CLE, British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar AssociationStrategic Issues For Cross Border Transactions2008