Services & Industries
J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
B.A., Vanderbilt University
Bar & Court Admissions
Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar Association
Jarell is a business attorney sought after for his creativity and responsiveness in meeting client needs. His practice focuses on transactional work, including securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels clients on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and general business matters.
Jarell is a staunch advocate for his clients. He values distilling complex challenges into simple ones, empowering his clients to identify and achieve practical solutions.
His clients represent a variety of industries, including alternative energy, food and beverage, and financial and professional services.
Jarell is actively engaged in his community, supporting both local nonprofits and legal organizations. He has served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section and is a former board member for the Brian Grant Foundation, a nonprofit empowering people impacted by Parkinson’s to lead active and fulfilling lives.
In his spare time, Jarell enjoys spending time with his wife exploring the great scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Their favorite activities include fishing, hiking, and skiing.
Sale of Form Factory, Inc.
The transaction involved the acquisition of our client, Form Factory Inc., a retail cannabis processor, by Acreage Holdings, a publicly traded company in Canada. The transaction presented complex issues inherent in an international transaction where publicly traded shares serve as consideration for the acquisition of a multi-state cannabis company.
International Sale of Interest in Dental Equipment Company
Represented dental parts and equipment company in the sale of one-third of its interest to a public company in Japan. In a truly global transaction, the Tokyo, Japan-based investor had legal counsel in New York, with their principal attorney working out of Hawaii. An insurer in London underwrote the representations and warranties insurance. Tonkon Torp's M&A group assembled a team of Tonkon Torp attorneys to assist in additional intellectual property, tax, and labor and employment issues important to the success of the transaction.
Community Involvement & Activities
Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section Executive Committee
Brian Grant Foundation
Past Member, Board of Directors
American Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Tonkon Torp has launched a new practice group, Shareholder Disputes & Governance.
Four Tonkon Torp attorneys have been appointed to Executive Committee leadership positions for their respective Oregon State Bar (OSB) sections.
Tonkon Torp business attorney Jarell Hunt has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Brian Grant Foundation. The Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease through exercise and nutrition programs.
Tonkon Torp attorneys Jessica Morgan and Jarell Hunt hosted a briefing for the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section on April 14. Their program focused on the upcoming changes to and consolidation of the SEC’s advertising and solicitation rules for federally registered investment advisers.
Attorney Jarell Hunt has been elected Chair-Elect of the OSB Securities Regulation Section effective January 1, 2021. He previously served as Treasurer. Attorneys who belong to the Securities Regulation Section focus their practice on transactional issues or litigation involving securities.
By Samantha Taylor and Jarell Hunt – The compliance deadline for implementation of certain requirements of the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, better known as the “Safeguards Rule,” is June 9, 2023.
By Danica Foster and Jarell Hunt – Cannabis businesses will soon face new testing requirements for nearly all cannabis products sold in the Oregon market. This is good news for consumers and businesses alike as the requirements will loosen some of the more stringent sampling requirements previously in place, while also ensuring that Oregon’s testing requirements match those in other legalized states.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its Investment Adviser Section Annual Report (Report) in April 2021, highlighting 2020 section activities.
At long last, the SEC has finally published its Revised Investment Adviser Marketing Rule. effective as of May 4, 2021. Investment advisers will have 18 months following the effective date, or until November 4, 2022, to come into compliance with the Marketing Rule.
On November 4, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced proposals to amend Rules 206(4)-1 and 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Act). The proposed amendments are aimed at modernizing these rules.
Publications & Presentations
“What You Need to Know about the FTC Safeguards Rule,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May. 2023
“Investment Adviser Representatives May Be Subject to CE Requirements,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, June 2021
“New Advertising and Marketing Rule(s) for Investment Advisers,” Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, April 2021
“SEC Publishes Revised Investment Adviser Marketing Rule, Effective May 4, 2021,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, March 2021
“Compliance and Enforcement Update,” Greater Portland Compliance Association, Oct. 2020
“Managing Investment Adviser Compliance in the Global Pandemic,” May 2020
“SEC Proposes Amendments to Advertising and Solicitor Rules,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Nov. 2019
“The CFP Board’s Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct,” Greater Portland Compliance Association, Sept. 2019
“Pro Bono for the Non-Litigator,” Multnomah Lawyer, Nov. 2018
“Federal, State, and Regulatory Changes Protecting Vulnerable Persons from Financial Abuse,” Greater Portland Compliance Association, Sept. 2018
‘Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, April 2018
“New ‘Financial Abuse’ Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Oregon Investment Adviser Representatives,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Jan. 2018