Overview

Jason Brauser advises boards of directors, management teams, business owners, and investors on corporate and strategic business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and corporate finance, fiduciary duties, management compensation, and other important business matters. Jason works with companies in several industries, notably energy, manufacturing, health care, and information technology. He represents companies in all stages of development, from start-ups and early-stage to large, publicly traded companies.

Jason is a member of Stoel Rives’ Executive Committee.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1994, cum laude

Stanford University, A.B., 1991

Admissions

Oregon

California

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Ahern Rentals, Inc., the eighth largest rental equipment company in North America, in its sale of substantially all of its assets to United Rentals, Inc., for approximately $2 billion.
  • Represented national general construction contractor and its two shareholders in the sale of all its outstanding capital stock to a special trade contractor.
  • Represented NuScale Power, LLC in its $40 million sale of Preferred Units to an affiliate of JGC Holdings Corporation and its negotiation of a business collaboration agreement with JGC, a global EPC company headquartered in Japan.
  • Represented Precision Castparts Corp. on several acquisitions of aerospace and manufacturing companies.
  • Represented dental service management company in the sale of itself and associated dental practices to strategic buyer.
  • Represented regional tool manufacturer in its sale to a German strategic buyer.
  • Represented private equity firm in purchase of freeze-dried food manufacturer.
  • Represented owners of a company that offers online training programs for professionals in its sale to a portfolio company of the private equity firm.
  • Represented supplier of HVAC equipment in its sale to a strategic buyer.

Financings

  • Represented health care IT company in its Series A Preferred Stock financing.
  • Represented investors in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of a health care IT company.
  • Represented rental equipment company in a 144A offering of second priority secured high-yield notes and a follow-on exchange offer.
  • Represented NuScale Power, Inc. in a corporate restructuring and preferred equity investment by Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
  • Represented Act-On Software, Inc. in its Series B and C Preferred Stock financings with several venture capital firms.

Insights

Insights & Presentations

  • “Exploring Middle-Market M&A Trends in 2023 and Beyond” (co-author), Law360, December 18, 2023
  • Panelist, “How to Avoid Million Dollar Mistake$ When Selling Your Business,” Geffen Mesher webinar, September 10, 2020
  • “Million Dollar Mistakes—Advice on Selling Your Business or Boosting Its Value,” Stoel Rives LLP/Columbia Bank presentation, February 27, 2019

Recognition

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2021–present
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law), 2009–2023
  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Portland, 2022
  • Listed among Rising StarsSM (Business-Corporate), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2008–2009

Affiliations

Professional

  • Executive Committee, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Past Chair
  • CLE subcommittee, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Past Chair
  • Legislative and Legal Opinion subcommittees, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section, Member

Civic

  • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Awards Dinner, Past Chair, 2013
  • Nominations Committee, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Awards Dinner, Past Chair 2010 and 2011
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