Jeff Bird was a transactional business lawyer with more than 25 years of experience representing public and private businesses in complex business transactions and securities matters. READ MORE
He counseled businesses of all sizes in mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, tender offers, proxy contests, divestitures for public and private companies, corporate finance and governance, securities law and venture capital transactions.
Jeff had extensive knowledge of SEC compliance matters, and regularly advised public companies on corporate governance issues and SEC periodic reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He advised and worked closely with boards of directors, board committees, special committees and management. In 2008, Jeff served as interim General Counsel of Movie Gallery, Inc., a public company that had more than a billion dollars in revenue.
Jeff developed a niche practice in succession planning and helps business owners plan for and executed business transition and business succession plans. He was certified by the Exit Planning Institute as an Exit Planning Advisor, and joined approximately 400 other certified exit planning professionals worldwide.
National Association for Corporate Directors Northwest Chapter
Oregon State Bar
32nd Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Steering Committee (2012)
The Arlington Club, Member
Board Member, Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation (2011-2016)
Board Member and Former Chair, Business for Culture and the Arts (2011-2015)
Exit Planning Institute, Certified Exit Planning Advisor
National Association for Corporate Directors, Governance Fellow
The Best Lawyers in America©, Mergers and Acquisitions (2013-2021)
“Oregon Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, Mergers and Acquisitions (2009-2020)
Recognized for his work in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts by The Legal 500 (United States, Northwest Category)
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