For nearly three decades, Steven Hull has helped public and private companies, investors, and individuals achieve their strategic business goals in various sophisticated corporate transactions, including deals involving private equity firms and minority investments. Steven regularly represents clients in financing transactions and securities law matters. Steven is recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America® for his mergers and acquisitions and corporate law skill.

In addition to his knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, Steven’s practice extends to other areas of corporate law. He frequently represents buyers, sellers, and institutional investors in diverse M&A transactions, strategic investments, and joint ventures. Moreover, Steven offers legal counsel to owners of privately held companies, guiding them through the process of selling their businesses. His proficiency in venture capital financing is evident as he advises investors and companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage companies. His comprehensive approach includes assisting clients with deal terms, securities law matters, securities regulation and corporate governance compliance for public companies, and executive compensation arrangements for employers and executives.


Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 1996, magna cum laude; Cornelius Honor Society; Associate Editor, Environmental Law (1995-1996), member (1994-1995); Oregon State Bar Securities Section Scholarship, 1995; Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College Business Law Round Table Scholar, 1995

Brown University, B.A., 1990




Representative Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Acquisition by The ONE Group of Safflower Holdings Corp., parent of Benihana, Inc.
  • Acquisition by DIF Capital Partners of a majority interest in Green Street Power Partners
  • Sale of The Learning Internet to private equity firm
  • Sale of solar engineering, procurement, and engineering contractor to private equity fund
  • Acquisition by Enel Green Power North America of Trade Wind Energy
  • Sale of West Salem Machinery to Brux Siwertell
  • Sale of MolecularMD to ICON Laboratory Services
  • Sale of Zoom+Care to PeaceHealth On Demand Networks
  • Merger of Pension Consulting Alliance with Meketa Investment Group
  • Corporate restructuring and recapitalization of PNE Corp. in a transaction with a private equity fund
  • Sale of Convergence Training to RedVector.com
  • Sale of Little Big Burger to Chanticleer Holdings
  • Sale of Hillsboro Aviation’s flight school division to private equity fund
  • 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 and B Preferred Stock financings
  • 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, mPulse mobile and LifeNexus
  • Echo Health Venture’s investments in various emerging growth companies, including DispatchHealth, Phreesia, Circulation and Abacus Insights
  • Voyager Capital’s Series Seed Preferred Stock investment in Stackery
  • Numerous investments by strategic investor


Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Corporate Transparency Act: Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements," Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, February 2024
  • Moderator, “Two Sides of the Story,” Technology Association of Oregon M&A Event, November 2019
  • Presenter, “Representation & Warranty Insurance,” Law School for CFOs, CFO Leadership Council, October 2019
  • 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


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2015–present
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions), 2010–present



  • Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee, Former Member
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member


  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Board Member, Portland Chapter, 2024 - present
  • Youth Villages-ChristieCare, Former Board Member
  • Northwest Children’s Theater, Former Board Member
  • Vestibular Disorders Association, Former Board Member
  • Portland Business Alliance, Member
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