Jarell Hunt

Jarell Hunt

Of Counsel




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.

Representative Matters

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.

FTC Safeguard Rule Compliance

Advised numerous financial institutions in complying with requirements under FTC Safeguards Rule through work that included the drafting and implementation of written information security programs and related policies.

Community Involvement & Activities

Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section Executive Committee
Past Chair
Past Treasurer

Brian Grant Foundation
Past Member, Board of Directors

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association

Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Roundtable for Greater Portland Compliance Association

Tonkon Torp attorneys Christopher Pallanch, Sam Taylor, Jarell Hunt, and Jessica Morgan led a recent informational session on timely topics important to compliance professionals. The educational roundtable was hosted by the Greater Portland Compliance Association at the Tonkon Torp offices.

Tonkon Torp Unveils Shareholder Disputes & Governance Practice Group

Tonkon Torp has launched a new practice group, Shareholder Disputes & Governance.

Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Elected to OSB Section Leadership Roles

Four Tonkon Torp attorneys have been appointed to Executive Committee leadership positions for their respective Oregon State Bar (OSB) sections.

Jarell Hunt Elected to the Brian Grant Foundation Board of Directors

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.

Jessica Morgan and Jarell Hunt Deliver SEC Marketing Update for OSB

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.

All News Items

What You Need to Know about the FTC Safeguards Rule

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. 

Changes Coming Soon for Cannabis Testing Requirements

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.

Investment Adviser Representatives May Be Subject to CE Requirements

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its Investment Adviser Section Annual Report (Report) in April 2021, highlighting 2020 section activities.

SEC Publishes Revised Investment Adviser Marketing Rule, Effective May 4, 2021

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.

SEC Proposes Amendments to Advertising and Solicitor Rules

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.

All Alerts Items

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