Overview

About Brent

Brent Jones practices in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group, where he counsels clients in matters related to acquisitions and mergers, debt and equity financings, and general corporate matters. Brent works to design an efficient process for every transaction — from the approach to due diligence to structuring terms and negotiating and executing the deal.

Brent has worked with middle-market and lower-middle-market companies in many industries. He has also worked with family-owned and closely held businesses in designing ownership structures that provide sufficient capital for growth while allowing the family to control key parts of the business and provide strong corporate governance oversight.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Brent was a principal and chair of the business group at Foster Garvey PC (2019–2021) and an attorney and owner at Garvey Schubert Barer (1999–2019).

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Experience

Experience

  • Represented OSW Equipment & Repair, LLC and its private equity sponsor, Westward Partners, LLC, in the $52.5 million equity sale of OSW Equipment & Repair to Ox Bodies, Inc., an Alabama corporation and subsidiary of publicly traded Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS).
  • Represented Westward Partners LLC in the acquisition of Grant Aviation, Inc., an operator of scheduled and charter flights for passengers, cargo, and medevac throughout greater Alaska, as well as the delivery of U.S. Postal Service bypass mail throughout greater Alaska. The acquisition was funded, in part, by a term loan and a revolving loan commitment from Tree Line Capital Partners LLC, as well as equity investments from Westward Partners and certain members of the management of Grant Aviation.
  • Provided ongoing representation of investment company in various acquisition, divestiture and corporate matters.
  • Assisted in the equity sale by seller stakeholders of airline industry consulting company to a foreign investor group.
  • Represented buyer in leveraged buyout of nationally recognized leader in emergency response services, ranging from wild land firefighting and base camp support services to full incident management teams. Advised the buyer in all aspects of the acquisition and related debt and equity financing, including transaction structure and related tax implications, documentation for the acquisition and debt and equity financings, and due diligence.
  • Represented large privately held natural resources company in the merger of a forest products subsidiary with a primary competitor. Negotiated and drafted all legal documentation, including letter of intent, contribution agreements and operating agreement for the surviving entity.
  • Represented nationwide transportation and logistics company in connection with the simultaneous refinance of its syndicated secured bank credit facility and the private placement of senior secured notes to institutional investors.
  • Represented petroleum producer in its acquisitions of several petroleum distribution companies.
  • Represented private equity buyer in connection with the leveraged buyout of a government services contractor. Assisted with all aspects of the transaction, including the equity acquisition of the target, the securities offering for fund investors, and the simultaneous senior secured credit facility used to fund the acquisition.
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a large international shipping division of a publicly traded seller.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/M&A), 2017–2021
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2019–2022
  • Listed among Rising Stars by Washington Super Lawyers®, 2003–2011
  • Listed in The Legal 500, Northwest U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions, 2010–2011
  • Listed in IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer, 2018–2019
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