Brendan O’Scannlain is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. He focuses his practice on advising institutional investors, investment advisers, investment funds (including mutual funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds), family offices, closely held family businesses, financial institutions, and start-up companies on general corporate and securities matters. Brendan has represented clients in the investment management, financial services, agricultural, manufacturing, education, software and information technology, real estate, internet, health care, clean technology and renewable energy, wine and food services industries.
Brendan’s work for investment management clients includes establishing hedge funds, private equity funds, funds-of-funds, venture capital funds, real estate investment funds and mutual funds, and also advising investment advisers and investment funds (both private and registered) on securities law, capital formation, acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio investments, SEC registration and compliance, negotiation of investor rights, investment due diligence and analysis, and general business matters and financings.
Brendan’s work for closely held family business and operating company clients includes counseling on a wide range of business and legal matters, including capital formation, investments, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, corporate organization and governance, securities law, compliance with SEC rules and regulations, succession planning, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, and change of control transactions, advising on private placements of equity and debt securities, structuring and establishing limited liability companies and limited partnerships, and working with family offices on their governance, investments, investment management and operations.