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Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon, 1961

Ronald K. Ragen

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Of Counsel
Ron Ragen represents companies and individuals throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim in business and corporate, real estate, and finance transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, sales, and similar matters. He serves as general counsel for Asian corporations doing business in the United States, and represents domestic companies seeking to operate or operating in Asia and other foreign locations. Ron brings four decades of legal experience to representing a wide variety of local businesses, including startups, in a full range of legal areas.

Practice Highlights
  • Serves as outside general and special counsel to various types of business entities based in Oregon, outside of Oregon, and outside the United States
  • Forms and represents Oregon subsidiaries for parent entities, especially Asian, based outside of Oregon and outside of the United States
  • Works with startups, especially in the medical field, including formation, financing, and both internal and external operational matters
  • Serves as informal mediator to resolve internal business disputes without resort to formal dispute resolution

Representative Experience

Corporate transaction for Fujimi Corporation/Fujimi Inc.

Forms Oregon subsidiary, buys and sells land, construct campus, works on personnel tax, securities, lease and internal corporate matters. Serves as general counsel for Oregon subsidiary and as outside counsel for Japanese parent for transactions in English worldwide. (Ongoing)

Outside general counsel for Ames Technology Inc.

Serving as outside general counsel for startup medical device company. (Ongoing)

Renewable energy transactions for Northwest Geothermal/Newberry Geothermal

Working with geothermal developer and leading team to obtain rights, negotiating power contract, obtaining financing and permits, and constructing geothermal power facilities. (Ongoing)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society, Inc., 2015
  • Member, Japan-America Society of Oregon
  • Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Lewis & Clark College
  • Past Board Member; Past President, World Affairs Council of Oregon
  • Board of Visitors, Past Member, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Emeritus Trustee, Oregon Health & Science University Foundation
  • Past Chair, International Trade Commission, State of Oregon
  • Past Chair, Medical Research Foundation of Oregon
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Lewis & Clark College, 2011