Jeffrey S. Cronn

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

PHONE: 503.802.2048
EMAIL: jeff.cronn@tonkon.com
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Jeff's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate and business matters. He regularly counsels public, private, and nonprofit entities with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and financings, and other general corporate matters. He also regularly advises clients with regard to equity ownership disputes.

Jeff is known for his ability to combine technical skills, practical problem solving and strategic business advice.

He has significant experience in the footwear, financial services, energy, professional services, technology, manufacturing and nonprofit industries.

Representative clients include NIKE, R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Opus Events Agency, Renaissance Custom Homes, Hi-Tech Transport Electronics, M Financial Group and MotoSport.

Recent and other significant representative engagements include:
  • Representation of shareholder in multi-million dollar settlement of shareholder dispute.
  • Counsel to Board of Directors in corporate control dispute with respect to $500 million business.
  • Representation of Wayzata Investment Partners in $31.15 million purchase of Pope & Talbot's Halsey pulp mill.
  • Representation of NIKE in $200 million sale of NIKE Bauer Hockey to Kohlberg & Co.
  • Representation of NIKE in $60 million sale of Official Starter to Iconix Brands Group.
  • Representation of the buyer in its acquisition of the controlling interest in a Portland restaurant.
  • Oregon counsel for Kronos in its $1.8 billion going private transaction.
  • Oregon counsel for Kronos in its $150 million acquisition of Unicru.
  • Oregon corporate counsel to Enron Corp. during its reorganization.
  • Representation of companies and owners in resolution of corporate, limited liability company and other business entity ownership disputes.
  • Representation of technology and other growth companies in seed and venture funding transactions.
 
Jeff has served as Chair of the firm’s Business Department since 2008, and is also an active member of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Nonprofit Practice Groups. He is also the co-author of the financing chapter for Advising Oregon Businesses. He is a frequent speaker before industry and professional groups on M&A, finance and corporate governance issues.

Jeff’s interest in nonprofit organizations includes his leadership of and continued involvement with Marathon Education Partners. He is a founding member of the group which provides higher education scholarship opportunities to low-income students. He also assists the James Beard Portland Public Market, Friends of William Stafford and a number of other nonprofits in the Portland area.



              

Jeff's practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate and business matters. He regularly counsels public, private, and nonprofit entities with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and financings, and other general corporate matters. He also regularly advises clients with regard to equity ownership disputes.

Jeff is known for his ability to combine technical skills, practical problem solving and strategic business advice.

He has significant experience in the footwear, financial services, energy, professional services, technology, manufacturing and nonprofit industries.

Representative clients include NIKE, R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Opus Events Agency, Renaissance Custom Homes, Hi-Tech Transport Electronics, M Financial Group and MotoSport.

Recent and other significant representative engagements include:
  • Representation of shareholder in multi-million dollar settlement of shareholder dispute.
  • Counsel to Board of Directors in corporate control dispute with respect to $500 million business.
  • Representation of Wayzata Investment Partners in $31.15 million purchase of Pope & Talbot's Halsey pulp mill.
  • Representation of NIKE in $200 million sale of NIKE Bauer Hockey to Kohlberg & Co.
  • Representation of NIKE in $60 million sale of Official Starter to Iconix Brands Group.
  • Representation of the buyer in its acquisition of the controlling interest in a Portland restaurant.
  • Oregon counsel for Kronos in its $1.8 billion going private transaction.
  • Oregon counsel for Kronos in its $150 million acquisition of Unicru.
  • Oregon corporate counsel to Enron Corp. during its reorganization.
  • Representation of companies and owners in resolution of corporate, limited liability company and other business entity ownership disputes.
  • Representation of technology and other growth companies in seed and venture funding transactions.
 
Jeff has served as Chair of the firm’s Business Department since 2008, and is also an active member of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Nonprofit Practice Groups. He is also the co-author of the financing chapter for Advising Oregon Businesses. He is a frequent speaker before industry and professional groups on M&A, finance and corporate governance issues.

Jeff’s interest in nonprofit organizations includes his leadership of and continued involvement with Marathon Education Partners. He is a founding member of the group which provides higher education scholarship opportunities to low-income students. He also assists the James Beard Portland Public Market, Friends of William Stafford and a number of other nonprofits in the Portland area.



              

Marathon Education Partners
Board Member, Past Chair

Oregon Humanities
Board Member

Oregon State Bar
Legal Opinions Subcommittee Past Chair

James Beard Portland Public Market
Ex Officio Board Member

Friends of William Stafford
Pro Bono Legal Counsel

Oregon Secretary of State Working Group - Benefit Corporation Legislation
By day, Jeff has a busy transactional and corporate law practice, and chairs the firm’s Business Department (since 2008). Evenings and weekends find him in the kitchen, cooking for his family and enjoying regular trips to his neighborhood farmers’ market. For the past 11 years, Jeff has been actively involved in the effort to create the James Beard Public Market in downtown Portland. Believing the market would be a great civic amenity, an everyday showcase for local food producers and a centerpiece for regional tourism, Jeff has provided it significant pro bono corporate, governance and nonprofit work.