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Attorneys

Benjamin G. Lenhart

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2052 | lenhartb@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Ben Lenhart is a corporate attorney experienced with mergers and acquisitions (representing both acquirers and targets), commercial finance (representing both lenders and borrowers), and corporate finance and securities transactions.  He regularly counsels both public and private companies and capital sources that finance these businesses, with emphasis on secured loan documentation (including revolving credit, term credit, and senior, subordinate and asset-based loans), loan restructurings, forbearances and workouts.  Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Ben for his skill in corporate matters relating to securities, M&A and commercial finance.

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon

Academics

  • Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law (J.D., cum laude, May 1996)
  • Whitman College (B.A., 1991)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Startups and Emerging Companies
  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Sustainability Committee

Publications

  • “New rules put pressure on private companies,” Portland Business Journal, Co-author (May 16, 2008)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Preparing the Closely Held/Family Business for Investment or Exit,” Oregon State Bar Business Law 2012: From Fiduciary Duties to Social Media CLE Seminar (November 9, 2012)
  • “Ethics Issues in Securities Practice,” Oregon State Bar Annual Northwest Securities Institute CLE (February 4, 2011)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2015)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2008-2014)
  • Named as an “Oregon Rising Star” in Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers & Acquisitions (2008)

Professional and Community Activities

  • The First Tee of Greater Portland/The Children’s Course, a local chapter of The First Tee Foundation
    • Board Chair (Present)
    • Board of Directors (2009-Present)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Emerging Growth sub-committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Benjamin G. Lenhart

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2052 | lenhartb@lanepowell.com

Date
08.18.2014
06.03.2014
01.29.2014
08.15.2013
06.13.2013
02.06.2013
08.28.2012
06.11.2012
02.08.2012
12.20.2011
06.14.2011
03.21.2011
06.11.2010
06.12.2009
01.21.2009
11.07.2008
02.21.2008
07.17.2007
09.08.2006
11.04.2004