Sherrill A. Corbett - Tonkon Torp LLP

Sherrill A. Corbett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

of Tonkon Torp's managing board. She counsels clients on buying and selling businesses and structuring complex joint ventures. She is also a member of our firm's Corporate Finance practice group and advises clients on bank financings, private placements and public offerings.

Sherrill also represents public companies and advises them on securities compliance and corporate governance matters and follow-on offerings.

In addition, Sherrill co-chairs the firm's
Information Privacy & Security practice group, assisting clients in their compliance with state and federal information privacy and security laws and regulations.

Sherrill’s clients value her ability to provide quality legal counsel with practical business advice and creative solutions and her ability to make "legalese" easy to understand. Sherrill especially enjoys working with women-owned or operated businesses.

Her recent representative transactions include:

  • Represented Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines, in the $60 million acquisition of UpWind Solutions, Inc., an independent service provider for wind turbines in nine US states.
  • Sale of Portland-based Rejuvenation, Inc. to one of the leading home furnishings companies in the nation.
  • Represented Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems in its acquisition of Calder Testers, Inc.
  • Represented The Joinery in its 2013 sale to Jon Blumenauer.
  • Represented Delphina's Bakery, a locally owned, woman-owned bakery since 1983, in its sale to a strategic buyer.
  • Representation of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) as Oregon counsel in
    • its offering of $230 million of 3.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018.
    • its offering of 3,000,000 shares of common stock.
    • its entry into a five-year $245 million revolving line of credit with Bank of America which replaced its existing $100 million credit facility.
    • its negotiation of an agreement with General Electric Railcar Services Corporation ("GER"), a subsidiary of GE Capital, GE's financial services business, to modify GER's new railcar manufacturing contract with Greenbrier.
    • its negotiation of a $75 million strategic investment from WL Ross & Co. LLC.
    • its acquisition of Meridian Rail Holdings Corp. for $230 million in cash.
  • Sale of Market Industries, a privately held provider of third-party logistics services and multimodal transportation capacity solutions, for $197 million to UTi Worldwide.
  • Sale of a woman-owned design-build general contractor Randolph Construction Services, Inc. to LVI Services Inc., the nation's leading provider of facilities and remediation services.

Additional Information

Experience Acquisition of Assets of American Allied Represented The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in connection with acquisitions of assets of American Allied and related entities for $83 million.
Acquisition of Market Industries, Inc. Represented Endeavour Capital in acquisitions of Market Industries, Inc.
Acquisition of Merchandising Company Represented Endeavour Capital in acquisitions of a merchandising company.
Acquisition of Trailer Manufacturer Represented Endeavour Capital in acquisitions of a trailer Manufacturer.
Acquisition of UpWind Solutions Represented Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines, in the $60 million acquisition of UpWind Solutions, Inc., an independent service provider for wind turbines in nine US states.
Acquisitions of Operating Assets Represented The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in connection with acquisitions of operating assets of Rail Car America, Inc. (RCA), its American Hydraulics division, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Brandon Corp., for $34 million.
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements Represented consumer service provider and retail company in drafting and negotiating a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement with a vendor engaged in collecting and processing consumer personal information on behalf of governmental or public entities for consumer licensing purposes.
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaBA 1992University of California, Hastings College of the LawJ.D. 1995
American Bar AssociationMultnomah Bar Association

Client Comments

"To this day I have not had any second thoughts about whether I made the right choice when I picked Sherrill to represent me in the transaction. It was a marathon and she handled it all with competence and grace."

Office Location

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


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Compliance Law of the Portland-OR Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Portland-OR Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Compliance Law of the Portland-OR Metro Area
Sherrill A. Corbett has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Sherrill A. Corbett has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Sherrill A. Corbett has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law