OLG provides a broad array of sophisticated corporate and real estate legal services. Our clients include real estate investors, developers and property managers, emerging and mature businesses and private equity funds. We have extensive experience in the structuring and executing complex real estate acquisition, development and financing deals, corporate financing transactions, structuring and forming private equity funds, and mergers and acquisitions. Our attorneys go the extra mile to learn our clients’ businesses so we can provide cost-effective solutions tailored to their specific needs.

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Corporate Finance and Securities

OLG attorneys routinely advise businesses in raising all forms of debt and equity capital, including leveraged recapitalizations, senior debt and mezzanine financing, bridge financings, commercial loans, private placements and joint venture financings. We help businesses navigate the turbulent capital markets and are keenly attuned to the concerns of business owners and management in maintaining operational autonomy when raising capital crucial to their business success.

Our attorneys regularly represent and advise issuers in private offerings. As part of the offering process, we advise clients on optimal structuring of the offering, assist in the drafting of transaction and offering documents, and compliance with securities laws, including the availability of exemptions from registration and qualification under federal and state securities laws. OLG’s private offering experience includes handling common stock, preferred stock, convertible preferred stock, stock options and warrants, interests in limited partnerships, limited liability companies, subordinated notes and other debt securities.

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Real Estate Transactions and Finance

OLG has a robust and sophisticated real estate practice. We help our clients acquire property by virtually every means known to real estate law. We serve as counsel to borrowers and lenders. We help our clients acquire, finance develop, lease, manage and sell their real estate.

OLG has advised clients in the acquisition and disposition of scores of investment grade assets, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use developments. We have helped clients purchase, ground lease, take a contracts for sale, and assume the buyer’s or tenant’s interest in all of the forgoing. We routinely encounter and resolve complex title and environmental defects in conjunction with acquisitions. OLG lawyers have helped clients negotiate liability in connection with the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We have assisted in the development of mixed-use and multi-family assets.

Our real estate financing practice covers the map. We advise borrowers and lenders in connection with construction and permanent financing, portfolio and conduit loans, supplemental loans, seller financing, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments. We help structure participating convertible loans. We work with HUD, Fannie, and Freddie, banks and institutional lenders.

Our clients who own properties look to us to help maximize their value. We serve as leasing counsel for one of Portland’s biggest office property managers. We prepare property management and asset management agreements. When the time comes to liquidate, we help our clients execute on their exit strategies.

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Private Equity Funds

OLG regularly advises private equity capital fund sponsors on a variety of legal matters, including portfolio investments and the formation of new funds. OLG lawyers have particular expertise in the formation and operation of real estate equity funds. We have also worked with funds whose investment strategies include mortgage lending, precious metals and traditional long and short funds.

Our interdisciplinary practice brings all of our varied disciplines and experience to focus on the complex business, tax, and regulatory issues associated with fund formation and management, including those related to securities, tax and ERISA. We advise on all aspects of fund organization, domicile selection, exemption from registration, exemption from plan asset rules and fee and compensation structures. We assist our sponsor clients with securing credit facilities backed by investor commitments. Firm lawyers have experience in organizing captive REITs used by funds to mitigate UBTI. We regularly advise general partners on fund structure, business terms, side pocket arrangements and documentation. We also counsel general partner principals in resolving the issues relating to the operation of the general partner entity, carried interest splits, vesting arrangements and management control.

OLG’s fund clients also engage us to assist them in negotiating and documenting their investment transactions. These transactions include a wide range of investing activities, including joint ventures, preferred equity transactions, mezzanine loans and other structured finance transactions.

We also regularly represent sponsors of real estate projects in their transactions with private equity and other institutional investors, including REITs. These transactions include real estate joint ventures, limited partnerships and LLCs, tax strategies, investor subscription agreements and disclosure documentation.

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General Corporate Counseling and Contracts

Our attorneys advise businesses in all aspects and at all phases of the business life cycle, from strategies to monetize new ideas all the way to sale of the business. We go to great lengths to understand our clients’ business needs, enabling us to skillfully navigate clients through the legal and practical realities of the business environment to pave the way for our clients’ success. We regularly advise clients regarding optimal corporate structures, formation of joint ventures and capital raising, whether through private securities offerings, venture capital investments, mezzanine financing or bank loans.

In addition to forming, financing and selling businesses, our attorneys also provide custom-tailored advice on matters including protection of intellectual property, executive employment agreements, incentive compensation plans, real estate acquisition and leasing, and tax strategies.

We have learned that our ability to provide our clients the very best legal advice is enhanced when we know a lot about our clients’ businesses. We never pass on an opportunity to learn about our clients’ business. Armed with this knowledge, we seek to add value to our clients by delivering legal services that are specific to each client’s needs. We want to be part of the team that helps our clients grow and prosper.

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Recent Transactions

  • In 2015 Oregon Law Group’s four lawyers closed real estate and corporate transactions with a transaction value in excess of $3.6 billion.
  • We have closed on the acquisition and development/construction financing of more than 45 ground-up multifamily, mixed-use, office and industrial projects since 2011.

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