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Meghan K. Moran

Meghan advises clients on supply chain matters, acts as general counsel and assists with mergers and acquisitions for clients in the food, beverage, agribusiness, manufacturing, outdoor/apparel and distribution industries. Meghan focuses on providing practical advice and understanding the business objectives for the deal at hand.

Prior to attending law school, Meghan was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 8 years, building databases to analyze data in the white collar fraud, health care, and litigation context. 

Practice Highlights
  • Drafts supply and manufacturing/co-pack agreements, vendor agreements, distribution agreements, reseller agreements, and other supply chain-type contracts
  • Counsels in other supply chain matters such as Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policies and developing reseller policies and procedures
  • Counsels wineries in negotiating agreements for sale of grapes, custom crush, leasing, and sale of property
  • Drafts grower agreements for protection of growing crop including fruit, berries, and grapes
  • Represents clients on buy and sell sides of purchase and sale of assets and stock involving asset purchases of a variety of businesses including agriculture, restaurants, and wineries
  • Drafts and reviews nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Counsel clients on general corporate legal advice
  • Representative clients for supply chain work include Annie’s, Dave’s Killer Bread, Navitas Naturals, Sock It to Me, and Starbucks

Representative Experience

Hop Kiln Estate Winery

Represented Hop Kiln Estate Winery in sale of vineyard and winery business assets to Landmark Vineyards. (2016)

Agriculture Capital Management

Represented Agricultural Capital management in connection with the acquisition of citrus orchards in California. (2015)

Dave’s Killer Bread

Assisted Dave’s Killer Bread in North America ingredient sourcing, contract baking, and distribution counseling, including agreement structuring, strategy, and negotiations. (2015)

Olsen Agricultural Enterprises

Represented Olsen Agricultural Enterprises in sale of farming operations in Willamette Valley of Oregon, including owned and leased real estate, water rights, equipment, intellectual property, and growing crops. (2015)

Sagemoor Group

Negotiated sale of the assets of Sagemoor Vineyards and affiliated orchards to Allan Bros Inc. (2015)

Black Family Vineyard (dba Four Graces Winery)

Represented Four Graces Winery in sale of winery and vineyard business assets to Foley Family Wines. (2014)

Merger for steel production companies

Represented BlueScope Steel, ASC Profiles Inc., and Steelscape Inc. in U.S. components of global merger with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. (2013)

Investment for Dave’s Killer Bread

Represented Dave's Killer Bread in a large investment from the Goode Partners private equity firm and a large infusion of term debt from BMO. (2012)

Acquisition of Betz Family Winery

Represented buyer in acquisition of Betz Family Winery. (2011)

Corporate restructuring for Owen Roe Winery

Represented Owen Roe Winery in corporate restructuring. (2011)

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

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

Professional & Community Activities

  • Advisory Board, Literary Arts – Oregon Book Awards
  • Advisory Board, Portland State University Business Outreach Program
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Society
  • Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC)
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Past Board Member, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Pro Bono Group
  • Past Board Member, Chamber Music Northwest
  • 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, 2011-2017