Ron’s business law practice emphasizes securities, finance, and corporate acquisitions, and counseling companies through the stages of growth. He has been actively involved in venture capital financings, representing both venture investors and growth-stage companies, and later-stage financings including public offerings. His practice has also focused on the structuring and implementation of management leveraged buyouts, involving both private and publicly held companies.
Examples of some of Ron’s recent transactions include:
- $75 million acquisition in an industry consolidation transaction
- Pooling of interests tax-free merger with a public company
- $7 million venture financing for a technology client
- Structuring and representing management in a management buy-out
In addition to his transactional work, Ron advises clients concerning corporate structure, equity-based compensation, regulatory compliance, and financial matters on a regular basis.
Featured Representative Matters
Sale of Big Data Focused Software Company
Acquisition of Eastern Oregon-Based Beverage Distributor
Tonkon Torp Guides SnappyData through Equity Sale
Tonkon Torp helped client SnappyData, Inc. to negotiate and complete an equity sale to TIBCO Software. SnappyData is a software company based in Portland that operates in the open-source big data space.
Tonkon Torp Helps Columbia Distributing Continue Expansion
Tonkon Torp partners Ron Greenman and James Hein assisted the firm’s long-term client, Columbia Distributing, in its acquisition of Graybeal Distributing. The transaction adds new beverage brands to Columbia’s portfolio and expands its territory into Eastern Oregon.
United States Bakery
Tonkon Torp has represented United States Bakery (USB), best known for its Franz Family Bakery brands, for more than 40 years. Find details and more featured cases here.
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
Campaign for Equal Justice
Board of Directors
Past Board of Trustees
Oregon Law Foundation
2000–2004, Board of Directors
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America
1995-2022, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
1995-2022, Securities/Capital Markets Law
2014, 2019, Lawyer of the Year – Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Portland
2010, 2015, Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Law, Portland