In practice since 1995, Ron’s affiliations include a Portland-based law firm that he co-founded, the London office of an AmLaw 100 law firm, and mid-sized law firms in Chicago. He earned his law degree at Notre Dame, and his undergraduate in business finance at Washington State University. Ron as been admitted to the bar in Oregon and Illinois. Prior to practicing law, he served as financial accountant for a major oil company.
His broad-based experience of business transactions includes: mergers and acquisitions, shareholder issues and agreements, dispositions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, common and preferred equity financings, secured debt financings, and financings involving options, warrants and other convertible instruments.
In addition, Ron has advised entrepreneurial and early stage clients in the areas of business entity selection, organization and incorporation, technology licensing, intellectual property protection, corporate governance, employee compensation programs, buy/sell arrangements, and commercial contracts, including employment, product and service distribution, and management. His real estate experience includes acquisition, leasing, and finance transactions.