About Nicholas

Nick Gourley is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. Nick focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate matters, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, securities regulation and compliance, and contract drafting and negotiation. Nick prides himself on consistently being accessible and responsive in serving his clients’ needs.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Nick worked as a law clerk (2018–2019) and summer associate (2018) at Stoel Rives, interned for the general counsel of a national life insurance company (2017), and served in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (2011–2016). Nick is a native Idahoan and enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors with his family.

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  • Assisted an Idaho-based company with the multimillion-dollar sale of its business to a large conglomerate in its industry.
  • Drafted private placement memorandums, subscription agreements, and organizational documents in connection with investment fund formations and capital raises.
  • Analyzed and drafted various contracts, including note purchase agreements, promissory notes, membership interest purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, nondisclosure agreements, executive employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, equity incentive plans, and leases.
  • Assisted in various entity formations and conversions, including the drafting of operating agreements, partnership agreements, bylaws, and corporate resolutions.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2022
  • Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, 2019
  • Member, Idaho State Bar Business & Corporate Law Section, 2018–present
  • Recipient of fifteen CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in various legal studies, 2016–2019
  • Research Assistant, University of Idaho College of Law, Employment and Education Law, 2017–2018
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Idaho College of Law, Legal Research & Writing, 2017–2018
  • Winner of Idaho Trial Lawyers Association 1L Brief Writing Competition, 2017
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