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Meghan K. Moran

MoranMeghan
Associate
T503.778.5281
F503.276.5887
Meghan focuses her practice on business transactions, with an emphasis on hospitality and outdoor and apparel industry clients. Specifically, Meghan assists clients with entity formation and development, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and review, distribution and “supply chain” counseling, and corporate governance matters. Meghan also has experience with real estate purchases and sales. She brings hands-on experience to the firm’s clients through a previous consulting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers involving computer databases and data analysis in the areas of health care, litigation, and white-collar fraud.

Practice Highlights
  • Represents clients on buy and sell sides of medium-size mergers and asset purchases of businesses including restaurants and wineries
  • Represents clients in purchase and sale of commercial property including commercial condominiums, vineyards, and buildings
  • Counsels wineries in negotiating agreements for sale of grapes, custom crush, leasing and sale of property
  • Counsel clients with formation of companies (LLC and corporations) and choice of entity
  • Negotiate and draft manufacturing, distribution and co-pack agreements in the food and apparel industries
  • Counsel clients on general corporate and real estate legal advice

Representative Experience

Black Family Vineyard (dba Four Graces Winery)

Managed transaction for the sale of winery and vineyard business assets to Foley Family Wines. (2014)

Acquisition of Betz Family Winery

Representation of buyer and continuing representation of business. (2011)

Corporate restructuring for Owen Roe Winery

Counsel to owners regarding restructure and ongoing representation of business. (2011)

Joint Venture between VelEau, LLC and Showers Pass Clothing, Inc.

Counseled VelEau and assisted in negotiating strategic alliance with Showers Pass. (2011)

Purchase of consulting business

Negotiated and documented purchase of environmental consulting business by international client. (2011)

Sale of cosmetic company

Negotiated and documented with sale of business with complex issues. (2011)

Leasing advice for Portland fashion designer

Assisted fashion industry client with leasing questions. (2010)

Purchase of vineyard

Assisted with purchase of vineyard property and numerous easement and road sharing issues. (2010)

Sale of brewery restaurant

Represented seller in asset sale of local brewery restaurant. (2010)

Sale of waste management company

Negotiated tiered sale of stock of company over the course of a year. (2010)

UCC Article 2 research

Assisted client with navigating difficult UCC Article 2 Sale of Goods questions in relation to existing contracts. (2010)

Purchase of commercial condominiums

Assisted client with purchase of commercial condominiums in John Ross Condominium. (2009)

Sale and strategic alliance for Rainsweet, Inc.

Negotiated sale of frozen onion business unit and developed strategic alliance with Freeze Pack, Inc., of Pasco, Wash. (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board, Chamber Music Northwest
  • Advisory Board, Portland State University Business Outreach Program
  • Board, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Pro Bono Group
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Society
  • Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC)
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Past Board Chair, First Book-Portland
  • Past Board Member: Young Women Social Entrepreneurs  

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Oregon Rising Stars" in Business/Corporate, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2014