Overview

About Jenny

Jenny enjoys working with clients to find legal solutions that allow them to better realize their business and community goals. She draws upon her corporate experience to assist a variety of nonprofit and mission-driven organizations with formation structure, governance and compliance issues, and strategic affiliations.

In addition to her work with nonprofits and purpose-driven companies, Jenny helps navigate the unique challenges of family businesses and create effective succession plans.

Jenny represents clients in a variety of industries including education, tech, healthcare, food and beverage, and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Jenny spent four years as an associate at Cooley LLP in New York and in San Francisco. She also has experience at the U.S. Department of Justice (Civil Rights Division), as a presidential campaign field organizer, as a staff reporter for a city newspaper, and at the offices of a California State Senator.

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Experience

Experience

Nonprofit

  • Advise boards on governance and fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers.
  • Assist with grants and program related investments.
  • Advise nonprofits in connection with affiliations, mergers and asset purchase transactions.
  • Advise companies in connection with obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.
  • Represented large purpose-driven food distributor in purpose trust transaction.

Family-Owned Businesses

  • Advise on corporate governance and complex ownership issues.
  • Assist with various types of sale transactions for family-owned and closely held businesses.

Corporate Transactions

  • Represented start-up companies and investors in connection with venture capital financings.
  • Represented early-stage start-up companies in connection with business formation, founders’ issues, and angel financing.
  • Represented clients in a variety of industries with buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.
  • Represented multiple tech companies and underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings.
  • Represented public companies in Oregon and Silicon Valley with public filings, stockholder communications and ongoing corporate governance advice.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar

Civic Activities

  • Cabinet Member, Oregon Historical Society
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Business Acquisitions and Exits: M&A Tidbits” (co-presenter, William Clydesdale), Stoel Rives’ Rooftop CLE Series, June 28, 2017



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