About Jason

Jason Brauser advises businesses and investors in a variety of industries, notably manufacturing, health care and information technology, with respect to a variety of strategic transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity compensation, and debt and equity financings. Jason also works with early-stage companies on business formation and founders’ issues, and seed round and venture capital financings.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a 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.


  • 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 a 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.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

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

  • 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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