Throughout the pandemic, as a component of her corporate finance work, Drea has helped her clients navigate the ever-changing requirements applicable to Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and forgiveness. She also advises on strategies for handling PPP loans in M&A and other transactions.
Drea is the co-author of the financing chapter for Advising Oregon Businesses. She frequently speaks and writes on finance, M&A, and business succession topics.
Outside of the office, Drea enjoys adventuring with her wife and young son, travelling, salsa dancing, camping, and skiing.
Featured Representative Matters
First Mortgage Bond Offering
M&A and Bioscience Expertise Combine for Client Acquisition
The acquisition of Tonkon Torp client TomegaVax by San Francisco-based Vir Biotechnology marks a significant boom for Oregon’s growing role in the bioscience industry. Find details and more featured cases here.
Tonkon Represents Opus Agency in Equity Investment Transaction
Tonkon Torp’s Mergers & Acquisition practice group represented client Opus Agency in a significant equity transaction with private equity firm Fan Creek Capital, providing substantial additional growth capital to Opus. Opus, a global corporate events and experiential marketing agency headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, serves Fortune 1000 clients such as Salesforce, Amazon, Intel and Alaska Airlines.
Diverse Team Aids Greenbrier in Joint Venture
Tonkon Torp acted as Oregon corporate counsel for its long-term client The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in finalizing a 50/50 joint venture with Watco Companies, L.L.C. The venture combines the two companies’ railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance businesses into a new organization, GBW Railcar Services, LLC.
Tonkon Torp Represents Avid Health in Sale to Church & Dwight
Tonkon Torp was counsel to privately held Avid Health, Inc. in its cash sale to Church & Dwight Co Inc., a Princeton, New Jersey based, publicly traded consumer products company with a portfolio of personal care and household product brands.
Tonkon Torp and Law Firm Alliance Partner Facilitate Key Technology Merger
Tonkon Torp represented Key Technology in its acquisition of Belgium-based Visys N.V. The deal, valued at approximately $21 million, created a single source of high-performance sorting technologies for food processing and other industrial markets. Find details and more featured cases here.
Community Involvement & Activities
Oregon State Bar
Securities Regulation Section Executive Committee
Artists Repertory Theatre
Building Committee Chair
Business for Culture and the Arts
Art of Leadership Program 2014
Multnomah Bar Association
Best Lawyers in America® Includes 53 Tonkon Torp Attorneys on 2022 List
To Sell or Not To Sell: M&A Prospects in Late 2020 and Beyond
Tonkon Torp Explains PPP EZ Forgiveness Application and New Guidance
26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2020 Super Lawyers Lists
Tonkon Torp Business Department Unpacks Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
Tonkon Attorneys Help Businesses Prepare for PPP Loan Forgiveness
Tonkon Torp Webinar Encourages Businesses to Prepare to Thrive in COVID-19 Recovery
31 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2019 Super Lawyers Lists
31 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2018 Super Lawyers Lists
Tonkon Torp Makes 2018 Contribution to Artists Repertory Theatre
PPP Loan Updates: EZ Forgiveness Application, Updated Guidance, and More
SBA Allows Some Borrowers to Increase PPP Loan Amounts, but You Must Act Fast!
Was My PPP Loan "Necessary"? Updated SBA Guidance on Loan Certification
4 Ways PPP Loan Forgiveness Can Be Reduced
5 Practical Tips for Maximizing Forgiveness of Your PPP Loan
PPP Loan Certification Guidance – Should I Give the Money Back?
Is COVID-19 Force Majeure in a Commercial Contract?
Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding: Who Wants to Be a Crowdfunding Platform? Part II
Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding: Few Surprises and Possibly a Step Forward - Part I
Publications & Presentations
"Business Transition Planning in a Pandemic," 2021 BizStrategies Annual, Portland Business Journal, February 2021
"Business Strategies: A Look Ahead at Financing and M&A Opportunities in 2021," Portland Business Journal, February 2021
"M&A Activity Is Rebounding. Are Portland's PPP Borrowers Ready to Play?" Portland Business Journal, November 2020
Panelist, "To Sell or Not To Sell: M&A Prospects in Late 2020 and Beyond," October 2020
Moderator, “PPP Update: EZ Forgiveness Application and New Guidance,” June 2020
"PPP Loan Updates: EZ Forgiveness Application, Updated Guidance, and More," Tonkon Torp Legal Update, June 2020
Panelist, “PPP Loan Forgiveness: Now, Later, Never?” June 2020
“PPP Loan Forgiveness: What Do We Do Now?” May 2020
“SBA Allows Some Borrowers to Increase PPP Loan Amounts, but You Must Act Fast!” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2020
“Was My PPP Loan ‘Necessary’? Updated SBA Guidance on Loan Certification,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2020
“5 Practical Tips for Maximizing Forgiveness of Your PPP Loan,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2020
“PPP Loan Certification Guidance – Should I Give the Money Back?” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2020
Panelist, “Preparing to Thrive in the Recovery: Cash Flow, PPP Loans, and Alternative Capital,” April 2020
“Is COVID-19 Force Majeure in a Commercial Contract?” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, March 2020
"Crowdfunding Update and Capital-Raising Strategies for 2017," June 2017
"Shaking the Fundraising Tree," May 2016
"Fundraising Strategies for Startups," October 2015
"New Rules Permitting Crowdfunding in Oregon," Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, June 2015
"Crowdfunding and General Solicitation Rules," University of Oregon Portland Branch, February 2014
"Private Placements: General Solicitation, Bad Actors and Other Developments," OSB Securities Regulation Section, November 2013
"Entrepreneurs Forge Ahead with 'Crowdfunding' Alternatives," Daily Journal of Commerce, August 2013