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Contact Mary Ann

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2552

Mary Ann Frantz


Mary Ann Frantz, a partner, joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1978 and leads the firm's securities practice team. Her practice is concentrated on equity and debt placements, SEC reporting compliance, public and private corporate governance issues, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses, shareholder meetings and proxy contests, executive compensation, and business transactions.

Companies that Mary Ann advises with respect to securities and corporate issues include Barrett Business Services, Inc.; Big ML, Inc.; Capital Pacific Bancorp; and Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.

Representative Experience

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.
Assisted client in designing, negotiating, and drafting a complex compensation agreement for an incoming senior executive, taking into account federal limitations on nonqualified deferred compensation.
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.
We assisted Pacific Financial Corporation in its acquisition of BNW Bancorp, Inc., in exchange for SEC-registered common stock valued at $21 million.
We represented privately held Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in a merger with Redhook Ale Brewery, Incorporated, in which Widmer shareholders received SEC-registered stock valued at $50 million.