Kurt W. Ruttum - Tonkon Torp LLP

Kurt W. Ruttum

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Kurt's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He is a member of the firm's Managing Board.

Kurt has extensive experience representing companies, underwriters, borrowers, lenders, investors, private investment firms, private equity firms and venture capitalists in public offerings, commercial loans and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies, their divisions and their strategic assets. Kurt represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, software development (including SaaS), private equity, venture capital, investment banking, investment advisors and forest products.

Kurt began his law career with the firm in 1986 and was a partner in 1996 when he left to join a publicly held manufacturing client as Vice President and General Counsel. Subsequently he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee at a publicly held software company. Kurt rejoined Tonkon Torp in 2000.

Kurt is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Washington.

University of Colorado at BoulderBA 1981University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D. 1986
Multnomah Bar Association The Indus Entrepreneurs of Oregon

Case History

Acquisition of Merchandising Company — Represented Endeavour Capital in acquisitions of a merchandising company.
Acquisition of Scholarship Software Website — Represented EDPlus Holdings, LLC in the acquisition of unigo.com and its affiliated websites and software – a major contributor to the college/student admission process.
Avid — Represented Avid, a nutritional supplement producer, in a nine figure sale to a strategic buyer.
Idaho Timberlands Purchase — Represented major forest products company in purchase of 17,000 acres of Idaho timberlands, including associated agreements and acquisition of ancillary property rights

Client Comments

"Kurt is a trusted advisor. He is stable and has a calming influence in the heat of the deal. He is a class act that balances firmness with fairness."

-Mark Reed
President and CEO
EthicsPoint, Inc.

Office Location

Pioneer Tower, Suite 1600
888 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law