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Business

Our business attorneys bring a wealth of experience when advising the Pacific Northwest's leading businesses. Our clients range from small businesses with strong local reputations to large companies with substantial national and international operations headquartered or doing business in our region. Our clients operate in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, financial institutions, technology, agriculture, forest products, and professional services.

We use a team approach to meet our clients' needs. Our attorneys have expertise in acquiring and selling businesses, representing borrowers and lenders in loan transactions, banking regulation, periodic reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission, public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance, business formation and financing, executive compensation, and technology licensing.

Our goal is to earn long-term relationships with our clients through superior client service.

Representative Experience

We acted as counsel to Cascade Corporation in all aspects of its $760 million acquisition by Toyota Industries Corporation. The negotiated transaction was structured as a public tender offer followed by a merger of a subsidiary of Toyota Industries into Cascade in which all shares not acquired in the tender offer were acquired for the tender offer price. Prior to the transaction, Cascade was a public reporting company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
We represented Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., in the acquisition of privately held Kona Brewing Company in exchange for a combination of cash and restricted shares valued at $14 million.
We represented CytoDyn Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company, in its capital raise of $14.5 million through a PIPE offering of common stock and warrants.
Assisted a biotechnology client with a merger into a larger affiliated company. Our work included performing due diligence to identify potential risks, determining the scope of the businesses' patent rights in valuable technology, and preparing merger documents and corporate filings related to the transaction.
Assisted a number of small local companies to grow their businesses through franchising. Helped clients analyze impact of franchising and prepare and file disclosure documents.