Practices & Industries

Practices

Corporate Finance and Securities

Barber, Niccolo F.

Barber, Niccolo F.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2181
barbern@lanepowell.com
Bird, A. Jeffery

Bird, A. Jeffery

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2173
birdj@lanepowell.com
Coughlan, John E.

Coughlan, John E.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7381
coughlanj@lanepowell.com
Crim, Gordon E.

Crim, Gordon E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2143
crimg@lanepowell.com
Dailey, Byron W.

Dailey, Byron W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7407
daileyb@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
DeMasi, Lauren

DeMasi, Lauren

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2132
demasil@lanepowell.com
Dwyer, Michael D.

Dwyer, Michael D.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7057
dwyerm@lanepowell.com
Franke, Patrick J.

Franke, Patrick J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7100
frankep@lanepowell.com
George, Paul B.

George, Paul B.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2145
georgep@lanepowell.com
Grega, Margaret M.

Grega, Margaret M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7119
gregam@lanepowell.com
Grohman, Thomas F.

Grohman, Thomas F.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7044
grohmant@lanepowell.com
Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2148
haglundk@lanepowell.com
Larsen, Janet Knauss

Larsen, Janet Knauss

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2154
larsenj@lanepowell.com
Lenhart, Benjamin G.

Lenhart, Benjamin G.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2052
lenhartb@lanepowell.com
Lin, William W.

Lin, William W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7982
linw@lanepowell.com
Lindquist, Malcolm C.

Lindquist, Malcolm C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7101
lindquistm@lanepowell.com
Mericle, John L.

Mericle, John L.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7073
mericlej@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Morrow, Andrew J. Jr.

Morrow, Andrew J. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2163
morrowa@lanepowell.com
Murphy, Patrick T.

Murphy, Patrick T.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7125
murphyp@lanepowell.com
Paganelli, Frank

Paganelli, Frank

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7077 (O) | 206.849.6038 (M)
paganellif@lanepowell.com
Robertson, Annie L.

Robertson, Annie L.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2176
robertsona@lanepowell.com
Simonyan, Tereza

Simonyan, Tereza

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7082
SimonyanT@lanepowell.com
Spencer, Cliff E.

Spencer, Cliff E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2197
spencerc@lanepowell.com
Stephens, Stephanie

Stephens, Stephanie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7384
stephenss@lanepowell.com
Viers, Matthew D.

Viers, Matthew D.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7117
viersm@lanepowell.com
Wiggins, Robert S.

Wiggins, Robert S.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2112
wigginsr@lanepowell.com
Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2153
wolfstonej@lanepowell.com

Lane Powell provides skillful and proven counsel to public and private companies from startups and emerging growth companies to the Fortune 500. Private and angel investors, venture capital firms and lenders also look to us for our guidance and breadth of experience in many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading industries, such as:

  • Apparel and footwear
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Fisheries
  • Food and Beverage
  • Forest Products
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals and Other Materials
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

A number of the business-related and corporate finance transactions that we have handled for our clients are referenced on our Firm’s annual “Representative Transactions” lists — view the 2013, 2014 and 2015 lists.

Our corporate practice has been recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers’ sources say, “The team has been invaluable to us. They have a strong knowledge of the inner workings of our business, our culture, and what we’re trying to achieve. The quality of their work, timeliness, communications, and other aspects in almost every case have been superior.”

Public Company Representation
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of regulatory compliance and disclosure under the Securities Act of 1934.  We routinely advise public companies in preparing their periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including annual reports, proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, press releases and other shareholder communications. We also regularly interface with the SEC regarding clients’ compliance and disclosure obligations.

We guide companies, their directors and executives in connection with Rule 144 and Section 16 reporting obligations, and we routinely counsel public companies on:

  • Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and XBRL rules and regulations
  • Responding to demands by shareholder activists
  • Adopting insider trading policies and executive 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Stock repurchase programs, including plans under 10b5-1 and VWAP Plans
  • Dealing with shareholder proxy statement proposals
  • Responding to SEC comment letters
  • Requesting confidential treatment of materials filed with the SEC
  • Enterprise risk management and assessment
  • Going-private transactions
  • Takeover preparedness

Corporate Governance for Public and Private Companies
We regularly advise both public and private clients on a variety of corporate governance matters, including:

  • Articles of incorporation, bylaws, shareholder and voting agreements, partnerships and limited liability company agreements, board committee charters, code of ethics and governance guidelines
  • Implementing and executing the annual director self-assessment process
  • Director independence assessments
  • Developing corporate policies responsive to governance-related exchange listing requirements and SEC regulations
  • Family and other closely-held businesses, including transition planning
  • Shareholder disputes and dissident shareholder activism
  • Developments in the majority vote, shareholder access and e-proxy initiatives
  • Director and officer compensation practices and disclosures, including equity compensation guidelines
  • The impact of, and compliance with obligations arising under, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Document retention policies

Extensive Securities Transaction Skills
Our broad securities transactional experience includes the issuance of securities in registered public offerings and private placements, including private placements in public equity (PIPEs) and IPOs, and follow-on offerings — of both equity and debt securities.

Representing issuers, underwriters and investors, our attorneys provide time-sensitive advice and guidance in complying with federal and state securities laws and other requirements, including:

  • Compliance with the Securities Act of 1933
  • Blue sky law compliance
  • SEC registration
  • Dealings with rating agencies, trustees and stock exchanges

Lane Powell attorneys counsel public and private companies in ongoing securities compliance in a manner tailored to meet the client’s level of need, internal expertise and available resources.

Corporate Finance and Securities

Barber, Niccolo F.

Barber, Niccolo F.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2181
barbern@lanepowell.com
Bird, A. Jeffery

Bird, A. Jeffery

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2173
birdj@lanepowell.com
Coughlan, John E.

Coughlan, John E.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7381
coughlanj@lanepowell.com
Crim, Gordon E.

Crim, Gordon E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2143
crimg@lanepowell.com
Dailey, Byron W.

Dailey, Byron W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7407
daileyb@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
DeMasi, Lauren

DeMasi, Lauren

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2132
demasil@lanepowell.com
Dwyer, Michael D.

Dwyer, Michael D.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7057
dwyerm@lanepowell.com
Franke, Patrick J.

Franke, Patrick J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7100
frankep@lanepowell.com
George, Paul B.

George, Paul B.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2145
georgep@lanepowell.com
Grega, Margaret M.

Grega, Margaret M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7119
gregam@lanepowell.com
Grohman, Thomas F.

Grohman, Thomas F.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7044
grohmant@lanepowell.com
Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2148
haglundk@lanepowell.com
Larsen, Janet Knauss

Larsen, Janet Knauss

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2154
larsenj@lanepowell.com
Lenhart, Benjamin G.

Lenhart, Benjamin G.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2052
lenhartb@lanepowell.com
Lin, William W.

Lin, William W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7982
linw@lanepowell.com
Lindquist, Malcolm C.

Lindquist, Malcolm C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7101
lindquistm@lanepowell.com
Mericle, John L.

Mericle, John L.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7073
mericlej@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Morrow, Andrew J. Jr.

Morrow, Andrew J. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2163
morrowa@lanepowell.com
Murphy, Patrick T.

Murphy, Patrick T.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7125
murphyp@lanepowell.com
Paganelli, Frank

Paganelli, Frank

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7077 (O) | 206.849.6038 (M)
paganellif@lanepowell.com
Robertson, Annie L.

Robertson, Annie L.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2176
robertsona@lanepowell.com
Simonyan, Tereza

Simonyan, Tereza

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7082
SimonyanT@lanepowell.com
Spencer, Cliff E.

Spencer, Cliff E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2197
spencerc@lanepowell.com
Stephens, Stephanie

Stephens, Stephanie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7384
stephenss@lanepowell.com
Viers, Matthew D.

Viers, Matthew D.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7117
viersm@lanepowell.com
Wiggins, Robert S.

Wiggins, Robert S.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2112
wigginsr@lanepowell.com
Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Wolfstone, Jeffrey C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2153
wolfstonej@lanepowell.com

Corporate Finance and Securities

Date
10.24.2016
10.19.2016
09.26.2016
08.17.2016
06.01.2016
05.27.2016
03.28.2016
02.02.2016
01.22.2016
11.02.2015
10.12.2015
08.17.2015
07.14.2015
07.08.2015
07.01.2015
06.12.2015
05.26.2015
05.21.2015
02.11.2015
01.15.2015

Corporate Finance and Securities

Date
10.19.2016
07.08.2016
07.08.2016
06.02.2016
10.27.2015
08.20.2015
08.06.2015
07.01.2015
02.19.2015
06.05.2014
10.02.2013
05.17.2013
04.04.2012
12.23.2011
02.03.2010
07.14.2009
05.16.2008
09.01.2006
01.10.2004
10.01.2003
07.01.2003
09.20.2002