Adam H. Dittman

Adam H. Dittman

Partner
Portland, OR
Overview

About Adam

Adam counsels businesses across diverse industries on a wide range of corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, entity selection and formation, general corporate governance and financing transactions. Clients also rely on Adam to assist them in real estate transactions and real property matters.

Timberland owners and forest products manufacturing businesses regularly entrust Adam to assist them in connection with many aspects of their operations, including forest industry mergers and acquisitions, timberland and timber resource transactions, credit and financing transactions and management issues affecting timberland resources and wood products manufacturing operations. Adam helps industry clients structure, negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, purchase options, easements and right of way agreements, licenses and permits, product sales agreements, log and fiber supply agreements, independent contractor agreements, logging contracts, timber deeds, timber sale contracts, service agreements and other operational agreements. Adam also provides general advice regarding other issues facing the timber and forest products industries.

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Experience

Experience

Representative Timberlands and Forest Products Industry Work

  • Represented timberlands purchaser in the acquisition of over 158,000 acres of investment-grade timberlands in 18 counties spanning coastal North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.
  • Represented private timberlands company in the acquisition of approximately 600,000 acres of timberlands in southern Oregon and northern California and related operating assets from private sellers.
  • Represented private timberlands investment fund and its strategic partner in acquisition of approximately 112,000 acres of timberlands and related assets in northern California.
  • Represented private timberlands company in the acquisition of approximately 29,000 acres of timberlands and related property in northern California.
  • Represented private timberlands company in the acquisition of approximately 17,500 acres of timberlands in Washington.
  • Represented private timberlands company in the acquisition of approximately 9,300 acres of timberlands in Oregon.
  • Represented timberland investment management organization (TIMO) in the auction sale of approximately 5,600 acres of timberlands and related assets in northwest Oregon.
  • Represented private lumber products manufacturer in a corporate restructuring and follow-on sale of the entire ownership interest in a treated pole and lumber business to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented integrated forest products company in title, closing and corporate structuring aspects of a timberlands securitization and related financing transactions involving over 400,000 total acres of timberlands and aggregate debt obligations exceeding $550 million.
  • Represented private forest products company in corporate and real property title aspects of a $110 million secured loan transaction.

Representative Mergers and Acquisitions Work

  • Represented private telecommunications provider in the sale of substantially all of its cable system, high-speed internet, telephone, broadcast television and data center assets and businesses to strategic buyer.
  • Represented private capital equipment manufacturer in a leveraged buyout of the controlling interest in its sawmill equipment manufacturing business by a private equity purchaser.
  • Represented Fortune Global 500® manufacturing company in the sale of its diesel engine and power systems distributorship business to strategic buyer.
  • Represented private equipment manufacturer in the sale of all outstanding ownership interests in its specialty cooling products business to a private equity purchaser.
  • Represented buyers in a purchase of an Oregon-based vineyard and winery business and related real property.

Other Representative Work

  • Act as outside corporate counsel to large agricultural producer.
  • Represented self-storage services company in its limited liability company formation and capitalization through secured membership loans.
  • Represented majority owners of a financial services company in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of a contested minority shareholder buyout transaction.
  • Represent architectural services and design firms in connection with corporate governance and firm professional licensing matters.
  • Regularly represent businesses and individuals with entity formations, organizational documents, commercial contracts and other routine corporate matters.
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Contract Concepts,” Oregon State University College of Forestry, Forest Business Solutions Group, Forest Products Management Development Series, Corvallis, Oregon, May 2, 2016.
  • Co-Author, 2015 Supplement to Chapter 8, “Timber and Timberlands,” Real Property Deskbook Vol. 3, Real Property Interests & Duties of Third Parties, Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (4th Ed. 2009).
  • Speaker/Author, “Timber and Logging Law,” National Business Institute™ CLE Live Teleconference (simulcast online via West LegalEdCenter®), Portland, Oregon, October 29, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Contracts: A Practical Primer,” North American Wholesale Lumber Association, Executive Management Institute, Corvallis, Oregon, September 23, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Contracts: Tips and Traps,” Oregon State University College of Forestry, Forest Business Solutions Group, Forest Products Management Development Series, Corvallis, Oregon, Apr. 6, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Insurance Market Update: Forest Products/Building Materials Industry,” Marsh USA, Inc., Feb. 26, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Would You Sign It?: A Practical Exercise in Documenting Business Agreements,” Oregon State University College of Forestry, Forest Business Solutions Group, Forest Products Management Development Series, Corvallis, Oregon, May 5, 2014.
  • Presenter, “How to Make Good Contracts: A Basic Introduction to Business Agreements,” Oregon State University College of Forestry, Forest Business Solutions Group, Forest Products Management Development Series, Corvallis, Oregon, Apr. 29, 2013. 



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