Jeff's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate and business matters. He regularly counsels public, private, and nonprofit entities with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and financings, and other general corporate matters. He also regularly advises clients with regard to equity ownership disputes.
Jeff is known for his ability to combine technical skills, practical problem solving and strategic business advice.
He has significant experience in the footwear, financial services, energy, professional services, technology, manufacturing and nonprofit industries.
Representative clients include NIKE, RVK, Inc., Opus Agency, Renaissance Custom Homes, ECO Northwest, Air-Weigh, James Beard Public Market, M Financial Group, and MotoSport.
Recent and other significant representative engagements include:
— Acquisition of Unicru, Inc.
Represented Kronos as Oregon counsel in the acquisition of Unicru, Inc. for $150 million.
(Multnomah County Circuit Court) - Successfully assert claims for breach of judicial dissolution, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of shareholder agreement seeking damages of $6.0 million.
Government Contracting Debarment Threat
Assisted client in researching and analyzing alleged threats of debarment or suspension as a government contractor under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and assisted client with general corporate governance matters.
Represented Kronos as Oregon counsel in the $1.8 billion buyout of Kronos by a private equity fund.
McLean v. Saltchuk, King County Superior Court
Represents three brothers who sold their family trucking business in several proceedings in both court and arbitration. The claims involve indemnity and other issues under a Stock Purchase Agreement, real estate matters, professional malpractice and taxation.
Nike Acquisition of Converse, Inc.
Represented Nike, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Converse, Inc. stock for $305 million.
Nike Acquisition of Hurley
Represented Nike, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Hurley.
Nike Acquisition of Starter
Represented Nike, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Starter for $43 million.