About Marc

Marc Therrien focuses his practice on business and transactional corporate law, helping clients in the renewable energy, technology, manufacturing, and a variety of other industries with strategic transactions; mergers and acquisitions; equity, venture capital, and debt financings; securities regulation and compliance; and business formation. He regularly draws on his M.B.A. and business experience to understand his client’s business and provide practical solutions to their complex challenges.

Before his legal career, Marc was an associate with the University Venture Fund, worked in the Legal Department of Boise Inc. (now Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America), and served as a judicial extern to Justice Jill Parish of the Utah Supreme Court. Marc was also an associate with a commercial investment real estate brokerage firm, where he was integrally involved in all aspects of multiple multi-family, office, retail, and special use facility investment transactions, and maintains an active interest in real estate and real estate development.

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Marc’s recent strategic transaction experience has included assisting:

  • Sale of a solar EPC contractor to private equity fund.
  • Ahern Rentals in its $2 billion sale to United Rentals (NYSE: URI).
  • SMT Energy in its sale of a development stage BESS portfolio to UBS.
  • A large, nationwide renewable energy producer in its acquisition and disposition of development-stage solar and BESS portfolios.
  • Schoolhouse Electric Company in its sale to Food52.
  • An investor in his acquisition of a heli-skiing operation.
  • Hubb in its sale to Intrado.
  • Volpara in its acquisition of CRA Health.
  • Tellutax in its sale to Vertex.
  • Northwest Natural Water of Washington in its acquisition of the water and sewer utility companies of the Sunriver Resort.
  • New Force Equity Partners in its sale of Opus Global to a global publicly traded company.
  • SmartMedia Technologies in its consolidation with FastG8, Media Design Group, and vAtom Labs, and related sale of stock to investors.
  • Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) in acquisitions and sales of dealerships.
  • Zoom+Care in its sale of convertible promissory notes to private equity investors and its sale of the company to PeaceHealth On Demand Networks.
  • RADAR in its transaction with Vista Equity Partners.
  • ESCO Corporation in its $1.3 billion sale to The Weir Group plc.
  • PNE Corporation and affiliated entities in a corporate restructuring and recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners.

Marc’s recent venture capital and financing experience has included assisting:

  • A renewable hydrogen developer in its Series Seed preferred stock financing.
  • A corporate venture capital firm in various portfolio company Series Seed, Series A, and Series B preferred stock investments.
  • Slumberkins in its Series Seed Plus financing.
  • Goodwell in its Series Seed financing.
  • Columbia Pacific Management to raise capital for senior living development projects in SE Asia.
  • A global public company in its strategic convertible note investment in a medical software company.
  • A large family office in its investments in various emerging growth companies.
  • Holt Homes to raise capital from investors for real estate development projects.
  • Specht Development to raise capital from investors for real estate development projects.
  • CodeLogic (formerly Crosscode) in its sale of Series A preferred stock to investors in connection with its bankruptcy, exit from bankruptcy, and following exit from bankruptcy.
  • COVYDx in its Series A financing.
  • Diabetomics in its Series D, convertible note, and Series E financings.
  • Tualatin Industrial Investors, LLC to raise capital to acquire a 10-building industrial real property portfolio.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law), 2023–2024
  • Leadership Portland, Class of 2019
  • Member, Business Law and Corporate Law sections of the Oregon State Bar

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Treasurer, Chamber Music Northwest
  • Rotarian, Rotary Club of Salt Lake City Club 24, 2010‑2013
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to Chile, 2007
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Definition of a Security,” Advising Oregon Business (Oregon State Bar) (2017 revision)
  • “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution? Utah Overhauls Its Rules of Civil Discovery,” Note, 2011 Utah L. Rev., 669

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