Claire E. Brown

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503-802-5731
EMAIL: claire.brown@tonkon.com
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An associate in the firm’s Business Department, Claire has experience addressing a broad range of legal issues facing businesses, including in the fields of securities law, corporate finance, corporate governance and general business. She works with new and established companies in Portland's vibrant startup ecosystem and is a frequent speaker on fundraising options available to company founders. Claire also works in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, where she has gained significant experience facilitating a wide variety of transactions.
 
A joint-degree graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Claire was a Dean’s Scholar and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society. At Vanderbilt, she served as an officer of several clubs and was active in venture capital and startup activities. Claire also volunteered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a nonprofit incubator and accelerator for early-stage companies. During her last year of graduate school, she spent a semester as a full-time intern with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement in New York City.
 
Prior to starting her JD/MBA program, Claire was a financial intern for Obsidian Finance Group in Portland and a volunteer for a nonprofit in Tanzania. While a law student, she completed various legal internships, including with Mentor Graphics in Portland and as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp.

A Portland native, Claire enjoys cooking, scuba diving, hiking, and living back in her home town. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Progress and is a Treasurer and Board Member with Marathon Scholars.

An associate in the firm’s Business Department, Claire has experience addressing a broad range of legal issues facing businesses, including in the fields of securities law, corporate finance, corporate governance and general business. She works with new and established companies in Portland's vibrant startup ecosystem and is a frequent speaker on fundraising options available to company founders. Claire also works in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, where she has gained significant experience facilitating a wide variety of transactions.
 
A joint-degree graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Claire was a Dean’s Scholar and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society. At Vanderbilt, she served as an officer of several clubs and was active in venture capital and startup activities. Claire also volunteered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a nonprofit incubator and accelerator for early-stage companies. During her last year of graduate school, she spent a semester as a full-time intern with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement in New York City.
 
Prior to starting her JD/MBA program, Claire was a financial intern for Obsidian Finance Group in Portland and a volunteer for a nonprofit in Tanzania. While a law student, she completed various legal internships, including with Mentor Graphics in Portland and as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp.

A Portland native, Claire enjoys cooking, scuba diving, hiking, and living back in her home town. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Progress and is a Treasurer and Board Member with Marathon Scholars.

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