For more than 25 years, the K&L Gates Portland office has been serving clients with innovative legal solutions to business challenges. The firm and our lawyers are consistently recognized by Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers® as leaders in areas including Antitrust, Corporate, Energy, Environmental and Labor and Employment law. In addition, our Portland office was recently recognized with a Global Leader Award at the Celebrate Trade Oregon International Business Awards.
Portland stands as a critical gateway for trade with the Asia Pacific region. With its unparalleled global reach, the Portland office of K&L Gates offers a unique platform for our clients’ most complex international commercial and transactional matters. We provide services to leading national and international businesses in connection with their interests in the Pacific Northwest, as well to regional companies seeking to expand their business onto the national or international stage. Our global reach of offices on five continents is unmatched by any other firm in the Portland legal market.
The Portland transactional team represents clients in connection with significant mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, and private equity financings. We are the go-to law firm for a number of public and private companies in connection with their governance, international business affairs, and expansion and restructuring.
Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in sophisticated finance techniques, including public and private equity offerings, real estate finance, project finance, senior and subordinated secured and unsecured debt transactions, and distressed company finance. For private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital clients, we advise on fund formation and investments as well as provide portfolio company counsel. Our lawyers represent clients on both the company side and investor/lender side of the finance relationship.
We advise on sophisticated real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, finance, leasing, property management, project finance, joint ventures, and workouts and restructurings of commercial real estate loans.
The Portland office includes a strong energy and utilities practice, advising utilities, independent power producers, transmission companies and renewable energy sector clients in both the regulatory and transactional arenas. Our attorneys represent clients on siting and development, project financing, environmental compliance, transmission and interconnection matters as well as before the Bonneville Power Administration and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Our team is well versed in emerging technologies and trends including energy storage and corporate energy sourcing.
Our litigation experience covers a spectrum of commercial disputes and issues, including intellectual property, insurance coverage, antitrust, bankruptcy, contracts, creditors’ rights, employment, environment, shareholder disputes, and tort claims. We practice in the state, federal and appeal courts of Oregon and Washington.
Our Portland office includes a management-side labor and employment practice, with experience across the spectrum from advice and counsel on daily personnel matters, to policy preparation and training, to employment dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration. We also provide advice to management in connection with labor organization, collective bargaining and grievances.