Brant J. Norquist

Brant J. Norquist
Associate
Portland, OR
Overview

About Brant

I am a business transactional attorney specializing in debt finance transactions. I have represented both borrowers and lenders in connection with credit facilities, asset-backed financings, public offerings and private placements of notes (including 144A private placements), project financings, new market tax credit arrangements and other secured and unsecured debt financing transactions.

I also have extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and I have experience helping companies comply with federal securities laws applicable to public companies and their executives, among other business law matters.

I have a joint law and business degree, which helps me better understand the challenges my clients face and shapes my practical approach to helping businesses solve problems.

Before joining Stoel Rives, I was a summer associate at Stoel Rives LLP (2009), a law clerk and finance intern at C&K Market, Inc. (2008), and a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher R. Brauer in Oregon's Sixth Judicial Circuit (2007).

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Experience

Experience

Debt Finance

  • Represented an Oregon-based Fortune 500 company in connection with its $2.0+ billion syndicated credit facility.
  • Represented a Utah-based geothermal energy company in its private placement of notes (under Rule 144A) in the aggregate principal amount of over $150 million to an insurance company.
  • Represented an Oregon-based Fortune 500 company in connection with obtaining a $35 million unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a Utah-based public company in refinancing its $25 million secured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented an Alaska native corporation in its private placement of secured notes and in obtaining an asset-based revolving credit facility and term loan facility.
  • Member of a team that represented a national rental equipment company in its private placement of notes (under Rule 144A) and its secured revolving credit facility aggregating to approximately $1.0 billion.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its participation as the lead investor in a portion of $25 million of subordinated promissory notes.
  • Member of a team that represented a public company in its $2.0 billion public debt offering in a registered shelf take-down.
  • Represented a public company in its public offering of $250 million of senior notes registered under a shelf registration process.
  • Represented a phone, television and internet service provider in the secured refinancing of its $50 million revolving credit facility. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented the buyer in its $800 million acquisition of all of the equity of a manufacturer of pipes.
  • Represented the buyer in its $500+ million acquisition of all of the equity of a manufacturer in the commercial and military aerospace sectors.
  • Represented an Oregon-based Fortune 500 company in a strategic acquisition for approximately $350 million.
  • Represented an Oregon-based Fortune 500 company in its sale of substantially all of the assets of one of its subsidiaries for approximately $12.5 million.
  • Represented the seller in the $32 million sale of an Oregon-based title company.
  • Represented a phone, television and internet service provider in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a cable television and high-speed internet business.
  • Represented a closely held business in the sale of its majority ownership interest in an SEC-registered investment adviser to a Canada-based bank.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Recognition

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year – Lewis and Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (2014)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Pro bono attorney with Lewis and Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (2011-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Director, Schoolhouse Supplies
  • Former Director, Project Access NOW
  • Former Volunteer Coach, University of Portland Mock Trial 
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Author of Advising Oregon Businesses, Chapter 19, “Debt Financing,” Oregon State Bar CLE publication, 2017
  • Presenter, “What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Credit Agreements,” In-House CLE, 2017
  • Author of Advising Oregon Businesses, Chapter 26, “Inspection of Corporate Records,” Oregon State Bar CLE publication, 2017
  • Organizer, Third Annual Enterprise Risk Management Symposium, Portland, 2017
  • Client Deal Spotlight: Empower Energies Launches Distributed Generation Fund for PV Solar Projects, 12/22/2016



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