Sherrill A. Corbett

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

PHONE: 503.802.2049
EMAIL: sherrill.corbett@tonkon.com
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Sherrill is chair of the firm's M&A practice group. She counsels clients on buying and selling businesses and structuring complex joint ventures. She is also a member of our firm's Corporate Finance practice group and advises clients on bank financings, private placements and public offerings. 

Sherrill also represents public companies and advises them on securities compliance and corporate governance matters and follow-on offerings.

In addition, Sherrill co-chairs the firm's Information Privacy and Security practice, assisting clients in their compliance with state and federal information privacy and security laws and regulations.


Sherrill’s clients value her ability to provide quality legal counsel with practical business advice and creative solutions.

Her recent representative transactions include:

  • Representation of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) as Oregon counsel in:
    • its entry into a five-year $245 million revolving line of credit with Bank of America which replaced its existing $100 million credit facility.
    • its negotiation of an agreement with General Electric Railcar Services Corporation ("GER"), a subsidiary of GE Capital, GE's financial services business, to modify GER's new railcar manufacturing contract with Greenbrier.
    • its negotiation of a $75 million strategic investment from WL Ross & Co. LLC.   

Sherrill is included in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in the practice areas of Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law. She has been named as a leader in her field in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and was listed as a "Rising Star" in the 2008 and 2009 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers. The Portland Business Journal included her in a profile of Portland’s leading M&A attorneys and awarded her their "Forty Under 40” award. Client Choice Awards, USA & Canada named Sherrill a 2014 Client Choice winner for her work in Mergers & Acquisitions.     
 
She previously practiced at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP’s San Francisco office and at Graham & James LLP, also in California.



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Sherrill is chair of the firm's M&A practice group. She counsels clients on buying and selling businesses and structuring complex joint ventures. She is also a member of our firm's Corporate Finance practice group and advises clients on bank financings, private placements and public offerings. 

Sherrill also represents public companies and advises them on securities compliance and corporate governance matters and follow-on offerings.

In addition, Sherrill co-chairs the firm's Information Privacy and Security practice, assisting clients in their compliance with state and federal information privacy and security laws and regulations.


Sherrill’s clients value her ability to provide quality legal counsel with practical business advice and creative solutions.

Her recent representative transactions include:

  • Representation of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) as Oregon counsel in:
    • its entry into a five-year $245 million revolving line of credit with Bank of America which replaced its existing $100 million credit facility.
    • its negotiation of an agreement with General Electric Railcar Services Corporation ("GER"), a subsidiary of GE Capital, GE's financial services business, to modify GER's new railcar manufacturing contract with Greenbrier.
    • its negotiation of a $75 million strategic investment from WL Ross & Co. LLC.   

Sherrill is included in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in the practice areas of Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law. She has been named as a leader in her field in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and was listed as a "Rising Star" in the 2008 and 2009 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers. The Portland Business Journal included her in a profile of Portland’s leading M&A attorneys and awarded her their "Forty Under 40” award. Client Choice Awards, USA & Canada named Sherrill a 2014 Client Choice winner for her work in Mergers & Acquisitions.     
 
She previously practiced at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP’s San Francisco office and at Graham & James LLP, also in California.



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Sherrill's recent representative transactions include:
  • Sale of Portland-based Rejuvenation, Inc. to one of the leading home furnishings companies in the nation.
  • Sale of a woman-owned design-build general contractor Randolph Construction Services, Inc. to LVI Services Inc., the nation's leading provider of facilities and remediation services.
  • Representation of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) as Oregon counsel in
    • its offering of $230 million of 3.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018.
    •  its offering of 3,000,000 shares of common stock. 
    •  its entry into a five-year $245 million revolving line of credit with Bank of America which replaced its existing $100 million credit facility.
    •  its negotiation of an agreement with General Electric Railcar Services Corporation ("GER"), a subsidiary of GE Capital, GE's financial services business, to modify GER's new railcar manufacturing contract with Greenbrier.
    • its negotiation of a $75 million strategic investment from WL Ross & Co. LLC.
    • its acquisition of Meridian Rail Holdings Corp. for $230 million in cash. 
  • Sale of Market Industries, a privately held provider of third-party logistics services and multimodal transportation capacity solutions, for $197 million to UTi Worldwide.

"State Securities Law Issues Regarding Mutual Insurance Companies and Mutual Holding Companies (co-authored with James M. Kennedy) – FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation -- June 21, 2003 – Vol. XV, Edition II

"Operating, Financing, and Selling a Business in the Digital Age" February 23, 2007, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Law Institute

Women’s Investment Network

Program Chair (2008)

Member (2007 – 2009)

 

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Secretary and Board Member (2005-2007)

 

Oregon State Bar

Securities Regulation Section – Past Chair/Member

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
Member

Women Presidents' Organization, Inc.
Member