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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2461

John F. Neupert

Partner
  • Representation of directors and officers or the company in takeover and shareholder derivative litigation;
  • Representation of minority shareholders in proxy contests;
  • Representation of officers, directors, and credit unions in litigation by credit union members;
  • Representation of investors in state-court litigation challenging directors' decision to sell substantially all assets of Delaware company.
  • Representation of individual taxpayers in constitutional challenges seeking refunds;
  • Representation of industry associations in challenging tax laws;
  • Representation of financial industry taxpayer in multimillion dollar refund litigation.
  • Representation of employers defending wage-and-hour claims;
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in unfair trade practice suits;
  • Representation of company in securities litigation.
  • Representation of Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation in multiple federal-court actions in Oregon and Utah against former officers, directors, accountants, and attorneys involving failed savings and loans;
  • Representation of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in receivership investigations as to claims against former officers, directors, accountant, and attorneys of failed Oregon banks;
  • Representation of top-tier interstate bank in defending lender liability claims, fiduciary claims and breach-of-contract claims;
  • Representation of beneficiaries under letters of credit.
  • Antitrust arbitration involving the "essential facilities" doctrine;
  • Assorted litigation and trial work involving commercial and contract matters, Uniform Commercial Code, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and trade secrets), and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Nuclear power plant downtime litigation.
  • Serves as general counsel and loss prevention partner to the firm.

Assisted common shareholder in obtaining a multimillion-dollar recovery against preferred shareholders arising out of claims that the preferred shareholder and others breached fiduciary duties owed to the common shareholders by selling the company in a manner that destroyed common shareholder value.
Assisted international manufacturing corporation to evaluate and defend claims that a custom product was not fit for a customer’s particular purpose.
Successfully represented multistate client before multiple levels of state courts in an appeal of a state corporate income tax assessment. Case involved complex issues related to apportionment of income, administrative procedure, statutory and regulatory interpretation, and constitutional limits on state taxation.
Assisted board of directors of regional financial institution in defending against recall efforts. Defended litigation against board of directors and organized special members' meeting at which recall vote occurred. Following failure of recall efforts, assisted in organization and conduct of regular members' meeting involving contested directors' election.
Represented a minority shareholder in a derivative lawsuit alleging that the company’s board of directors improperly approved the sale of substantially all of the company’s assets to the detriment of the minority shareholders.
Defended employers in multiple wage-and-hour alleged class and collective actions.