Overview

About Steven

Steven Hull is a partner of the firm’s Corporate Group. For over two decades, he has helped public and private companies, investors and individuals achieve their strategic business goals in various types of sophisticated corporate transactions. Steven is recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America for his skill in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He has extensive experience working on deals involving private equity firms, including minority investments. He regularly represents investors and public and private companies in financing transactions and securities law matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions 

Steven regularly represents buyers, sellers and institutional investors in many different types of M&A transactions, strategic investments and joint ventures, including representing owners of privately held companies in connection with the sale of their businesses.

Venture Capital

Steven represents both investors and companies in connection with venture capital financings, from early stage to late stage, including advising on deal terms and securities law matters.

Securities Regulation & Corporate Governance

Steven represents public companies in their ongoing compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. In this capacity, he advises companies in the areas of SEC periodic reporting, trading and disclosure practices, proxy regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, investor relations and corporate governance matters.

Executive Compensation

Steven represents both employers and executives with respect to executive compensation matters, including employment, incentive, change-in-control and severance agreements.

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Experience

Experience

Representative Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Corporate restructuring and recapitalization of PNE Corp. in a transaction with a private equity fund
  • Sale of Convergence Training to RedVector.com
  • Sale of Provata Health to The Staywell Company
  • Acquisition by Trumpf of Access Laser
  • Sale of Little Big Burger to Chanticleer Holdings
  • Sale of Succeed Management Solutions to private equity fund
  • Sale of Hillsboro Aviation’s flight school division to private equity fund
  • Acquisition by HealthSparq of Prism Services
  • Acquisition by ESI of GSI’s Semiconductor Systems Business
  • Private equity investment in JELD-WEN Holding
  • Sale of AmeriTitle by JELD-WEN
  • Acquisition by Endeavour Capital of Tidewater Barge Lines

Venture Capital:

  • Hubb, Inc. Series A Preferred Stock financing
  • Elemental Technologies Series D Preferred Stock financing
  • MolecularMD Series C and Series D Preferred Stock financings
  • Cambia Health Solutions’ investments in various emerging growth companies, including Rise Health, Carena Health, GNS Healthcare, Maxwell Health, Qliance, Truelink Financial, Clearcare, Retrofit, LifeImage and LifeNexus
  • Echo Health Venture’s investments in various emerging growth companies, including Phreesia, Circulation and Abacus Insights
  • Voyager Capital’s Series Seed Preferred Stock investment in Stackery
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2015-2019
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions), 2010-2019
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee, 2003-2006
  • Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association 

Civic Activities

  • Board member, Youth Villages-ChristieCare, 2009-2015
  • Board member, Northwest Children’s Theater, 2006-2009
  • Board member, Vestibular Disorders Association, 1997-2000
  • Member, Portland Business Alliance 
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Common Start-up Mistakes,” Portland TiE boot camps, 2017-2018
  • Author, “Dividends,” Advising Oregon Businesses, 2017 Edition
  • Author, “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Advising Oregon Businesses, 2018 Edition
  • Panelist, “The Future of the Health Care Business: Opportunity in Transformation,” Portland Business Journal Health Care of the Future Conference, September 2016
  • Panelist, “M&A Trends and Strategies,” Association for Corporate Growth, Portland M&A event, May 2015
  • Presentation, “Piercing the Corporate Veil,” BlueCross BlueShield Association Lawyers’ Conference, April 2015



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