Stoel Rives Adds Corporate Law Partner Steven Boender in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. Stoel Rives LLP, a member of the Am Law 200 and Oregon’s largest and market-leading corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that Steven J. Boender has joined as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group in Portland. Boender is a former partner with K&L Gates in Portland, where he concentrated his practice primarily on corporate and securities law.

Boender’s practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, venture capital and emerging growth companies, and securities compliance. He has represented clients in a wide array of industries ranging from semiconductors and software to agriculture and manufacturing.

“We are excited to further strengthen our corporate transactional capabilities with the addition of Steve Boender,” said corporate practice group leader Jason M. Brauser. “His deep transactional experience and knowledge of a variety of industries, such as automotive, apparel, semiconductor, software and manufacturing, will allow us to continue providing the highest level of service to our clients for years to come.”

Boender counsels a diverse client base. He has worked with private equity and venture funds based in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on acquisitions, minority investments and sale transactions with deal values ranging up to $100 million and more. An experienced international business attorney, Boender also has represented clients in transactions in Europe and Asia, including multiple cross-border acquisitions.

“Steve understands that the best lawyers not only provide great service, but also understand the client’s industry,” said Portland Office Co-Managing Partner Penny Serrurier. “Steve excels at both.  He’s also active in the community, and will be a great fit for our office.”

 “I’m excited to join the highly talented corporate lawyers at Stoel Rives,” Boender said. “The firm has unparalleled corporate law experience in the Pacific Northwest and in Portland in particular. I look forward to serving our clients’ best interests in all stages of business from startup to an ultimate liquidity event.”

Admitted to practice in Oregon and Illinois, Boender earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Calvin College and his juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his MBA, with high distinction, from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is an active committee member on the Multi-school MBA Alumni Organization composed of the alumni clubs of the top MBA programs in the country. Boender also is a board member and networking chair of the University of Michigan Alumni Club Portland Chapter.

About Stoel Rives LLPStoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental law and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law.

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