Jenny Baer Tuohy 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 practiced law in New York and 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.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2012, cum laude; Associate Editor, Journal of Business Law

Stanford University, B.A., Political Science, 2008; Desk Editor, The Stanford Daily; Study abroad in Florence, Italy





New York



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

Family-Owned Businesses

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

Corporate Transactions

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


Insights & Presentations

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


  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Corporate Governance and Compliance Law), 2023–present



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


  • Oregon Historical Society, Cabinet Member
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