From its beginnings as a forestry and agricultural economy, Portland has grown into a cornerstone for the apparel and footwear, semiconductor, biotechnology and healthcare, software, creative services, and renewable energy industries and retains a light industrial and manufacturing base.
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, and Energy law.
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 46 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, 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.
Our healthcare and life sciences team advises clients in the healthcare, insurance, drug, cosmetic, and medical device industries . We provide advice on federal regulatory matters, including Food and Drug Administration , as well as human subject research compliance and labeling restrictions. Our team advises healthcare providers on issues including privacy, anti-kickback, and fraud and abuse, with services ranging from advice to audit and investigation support.
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 litigation experience covers a spectrum of business disputes and issues, including antitrust, bankruptcy, contracts, creditors’ rights, employment, environment, intellectual property, shareholder disputes, and tort claims. We practice in the state, federal and appeals courts of Oregon and Washington.