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Manufacturing

From pet food to paper products, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn can assist manufacturers of all types with the issues that are specific to their business, including trademarks, patents, and rights.

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.
Represented industrial property owner in appeal seeking insurance coverage for over $20 million in environmental cleanup costs. Oregon Supreme Court reversed Court of Appeals, ruling that property owner is entitled to coverage under comprehensive general liability, bumbershoot, and marine insurance policies.
Drafted hundreds of international sales contracts, standard form international terms and conditions, product distribution or "channel" agreements, custom foreign manufacturing agreements, foreign country agency agreements, "ex-pat" employee agreements, and foreign-invested joint venture agreements for variety of industries including technology, wood products, heavy equipment, solar energy, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, food products and pet food, alcoholic beverages, and agricultural products.
Defended commercial engine manufacturer in Washington state-court action involving allegations of breach of implied and express warranties and spoliation in connection with the alleged failure of the engine.
Successful settlement resolution of state court insurance coverage recovery action against multiple national and international insurers for multinational manufacturer named as a potentially responsible party in the ongoing extensive Portland Harbor cleanup. As a part of that proceeding, obtained an antisuit injunction prohibiting insurers from continuing with a duplicative action brought by them in another state seeking a declaratory judgment of no coverage. Coverage was sought for the client under insurance policies of predecessor companies that had owned the client's current Portland facility within the Portland Harbor cleanup study area.