Kenneth R. Haglund Jr.

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2148 |

Areas of Practice

Kenny Haglund serves as Co-chair of Lane Powell’s Corporate, Securities and M&A Team. His practice focuses on public and private business corporations and financial institutions, with a concentration on securities and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and real estate finance. In addition, Kenny is active in ongoing securities compliance for publicly traded companies, including securities disclosure obligations, periodic reporting and EDGAR filing requirements.

Kenny is the immediate Past Chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Business Law Section, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section. He is also Lane Powell’s Financial Institution Industry Group Leader for Corporate/Community Banking. Kenny has been recognized by Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers and its sources have described him as being “precise, thoughtful and detail-oriented,” and clients say he “does a tremendous job quarterbacking everything” on M&A and securities transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC
    • Shareholder (2016-Present)
    • Associate (2011-2015)
  • Roberts Kaplan LLP/Foster Pepper LLP
    • Associate (2008-2010)
    • Summer Associate (2007)
  • Oregon Department of Justice, General Counsel Division, Business Transactions Section, Law Clerk (2006)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon


  • Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 2008)
    • Willamette Law Review, Executive Editor
    • Moot Court Board, Member
  • University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business (B.S., Business Administration, 2003)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation


  • “M&A Brokers: Don’t Forget State Laws,” Lane Powell Legal Update (June 5, 2014)
  • “SEC’s Recent Elimination of the Prohibition on General Solicitation for Rule 506 and 144A Offerings,” Western Independent Banker magazine (November/December 2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Director Fundamentals: A Primer for New Bank Directors,” Oregon Bank Leadership Symposium, Oregon Bankers Association, Presenter (December 6, 2017)
  • “Legislative Update 2017,” Oregon State Bar Business Law Section CLE, Co-presenter (September 19, 2017)
  • “The Sale Process (Including Auctions and Single-Bidder Sales),” Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Annual CLE (November 18, 2016)
  • “M&A Brokers: SEC No-Action Relief and Applicable State Laws,” Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section Lunch Meeting (January 21, 2015)
  • “D&O Liability: Business Judgment Rule — A Safe Harbor in Civil and Criminal Cases?” Lane Powell Commercial Law Developments Seminar, Co-presenter (December 16, 2014)

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2018)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2015-2017)
  • Named as an “Oregon Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Mergers and Acquisitions (2017)
  • Named as one of the “Forty Under 40” by Portland Business Journal (2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Oregon State Bar
    • Chair, Business Law Section (2016)
    • Executive Committee Member, Business Law Section
    • Chair, CLE Subcommittee, Business Law Section (2014 and 2015)
    • Chair-Elect, Business Law Section (2015)
    • Treasurer, Business Law Section (2014)
    • Secretary, Business Law Section (2013)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Bankers Association
  • Member, Washington Bankers Association
  • Member, Community Bankers of Washington

Kenneth R. Haglund Jr.

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2148 |