About Jason

Jason Brauser is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP who 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.


As stated by a corporate/M&A client, “Jason is an excellent corporate lawyer. He balances strong legal acumen with practical advice.” (Chambers USA)


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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of 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.
  • Representation of national general construction contractor and its two shareholders in the sale of all its outstanding capital stock to a special trade contractor.
  • Representation of 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.
  • Representation of Precision Castparts Corp. on several acquisitions of aerospace and manufacturing companies.
  • Representation of dental service management company in the sale of itself and associated dental practices to strategic buyer.
  • Representation of regional tool manufacturer in its sale to a German strategic buyer.
  • Representation of private equity firm in purchase of freeze-dried food manufacturer.
  • Representation of owners of a company that offers online training programs for professionals in its sale to a portfolio company of the private equity firm.
  • Representation of supplier of HVAC equipment in its sale to a strategic buyer.


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

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2021–2023
  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Portland, 2022
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law), 2009–2024
  • Listed among Rising StarsSM (Business-Corporate), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2008–2009
  • Past Chair, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Past Chair, CLE subcommittee, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Legislative and Legal Opinion subcommittees, Business Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section

Civic Activities

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

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
  • “Updates from the Courts, NACD Legal Update,” National Association of Corporate Directors, May 18, 2011
  • “Earnouts During a Business Sale: A Good Idea Full of Risks,” Portland Business Journal, June 6, 2010
  • “Majority Voting for Directors: Is it time?,” Stoel Rives Corporate Counsel Roundtable Discussion Series, May 31, 2006
  • Panelist, “Life Cycle of an Angel Backed Company,” Angel Oregon, Governor Hotel, Portland, Oregon, February 23, 2006
  • 1997 Supplement to “The Private Placement of Securities,” Advising Oregon Business (Oregon State Bar), 1997
  • “Intrinsic or Extrinsic? The Confusing Distinction Between Inextricably Intertwined Evidence and Other Crimes Evidence Under Rule 404(b),” Northwestern University Law Review, 1994

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