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Ame Wellman Lewis

Amy Amy LewisAme
Counsel
T503.778.5395
F503.276.5895
Ame combines her experience in business transactions and environmental law to find practical solutions to complex environmental liability and compliance issues in corporate and real estate transactions. She regularly advises manufacturing, telecommunications, food and beverage, and restaurant clients on environmental and real estate due diligence, environmental indemnity agreements, environmental insurance, permitting, and compliance issues. She represents clients in a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including asset sales on behalf of buyers and sellers.

Representative Experience

Environmental diligence for telecommunications clients

Advises clients on environmental issues in new site developments and collocations. (Ongoing)

Flynn Restaurant Group

Represented Flynn Restaurant Group in recapitalization and strategic growth investment by Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board and refinancing of existing credit facilities. (2014)

Acquisition for Apple American Group LLC

Acquisitions in California and Nevada for Apple American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 145 Applebee's franchised restaurants. (2009)

Apple American Group LLC

Numerous multi-unit expansion acquisitions for Apple American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 470 Applebee's franchised restaurants in 23 states, a 63 unit acquisition in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2010, a 66 unit acquisition in five New England states in 2011, a 99 unit acquisition in 8 states in 2012, and an 18 unit acquisition in 2014. Leads environmental diligence of real property assets. (2004-present)

Bell American Group LLC

Multiple multi-unit acquisitions for Bell American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 170 Yum! branded restaurants, including a 76 unit acquisition in 2012, a 62 unit acquisition in 2013, and a 31 unit acquisition in 2014. Leads environmental diligence of real property assets. (2012-present)

Shoreline development issues for Washington Fish Growers Association

Represent aquaculture trade association in challenge to County Shoreline Master Program. (2012)

Apple American Group LLC

Represented Apple American Group LLC in recapitalization and strategic growth investment by Goldman Sachs and refinancing of existing credit facilities. (2011)

Sale of business for Mobiata, LLC

Represented Mobiata, LLC, a wireless travel application developer and provider, in a sale to Expedia, Inc. structured as a reverse triangular merger. (2010)

Sale of snack food business for Snakcorp Holdings, Inc.

Sale of subsidiaries, Snack Alliance and Nalley's Canada Limited, in an auction process to a private equity-backed producer and distributor of private label seasoned snack foods. (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Portland Fruit Tree Project, 2014-present
  • Board Member, Art With Heart, 2004, 2008-2010