Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

Joint ventures and alliances have led to significant advancements in infrastructure, energy, medicine, real estate development and technology. Short- and long-term goal achievement for all parties is largely dependent upon effective counsel regarding structure, form, financing and control details.

Key Contacts

Margaret B. Kushner Partner Portland, OR
Overview

We represent investors and active members in all aspects of planning, forming, structuring, permitting and managing joint ventures, limited and general partnerships, limited liability companies and other alliances. Our services include advice on tax consequences, drafting and negotiating agreements, and assisting with dispute resolution and liquidation. We also represent joint venture entities in acquisitions and other transactions.

The joint ventures and strategic alliances we’ve led bring together entities that engage in many fields, including development, manufacturing, design and production, clinical research, medical services, natural resources exploration, construction, and timber and mill operations.

Industries Served

  • Real estate development and investment
  • Food and agricultural
  • Renewable and traditional energy
  • Ports and terminals
  • Mining
  • Consumer goods
  • Health care
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Timber

Our clients range in size from emerging technology companies to multinational corporations. We often handle joint ventures that tie up U.S. and overseas interests, such as a multibillion-dollar partnership between a food and agricultural company and an entity in India. We’ve worked on multiple agreements involving interests in Brazil and China.

We’ve negotiated and documented real estate joint ventures, including agreements to bring commercial and residential interests together in a development or to build urban high-rises with retail components. For our energy clients, we’ve worked on joint ventures that proliferate wind and solar energy and broaden natural gas storage. 

We offer a broad team that brings diverse skill sets to joint venture agreements, including tax, regulatory compliance, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and litigation counsel. Given our national reputation in environmental law and issues related to use of public lands, water rights and natural resources, we are often sought out to work on joint ventures that intersect with those interests. Our tax team consults on international, federal and state tax strategy as part of structuring an agreement or entity. And we have experience resolving joint venture and alliance disputes through arbitrations or court proceedings.

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