Byron Stevens practices in the firm’s Business & Finance Group with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions. He is based in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office.
Byron represents both buyers and sellers in a wide range of structured mergers and acquisitions. Similar to the rest of the firm’s Business & Finance Group, Byron’s practice is not limited to a specific industry, and it covers transactions of all shapes and sizes.
His work involves drafting and negotiating agreements, providing tax and compliance advice, conducting due diligence, and advising clients on all other aspects of the transaction process including related insurance and employment matters. Byron also maintains a close eye on risk-management issues to ensure assets are protected and opportunities for smart business growth prevail. He has extensive experience working with state and federal governmental agencies for various permits and approval procedures.
Outside of the context of mergers and acquisitions, Byron works with companies at every stage of the business life cycle. Byron also serves as general outside counsel to operating companies in a wide range of industries. He works closely with his clients to manage issues around corporate governance, securities law compliance, equity and executive compensation, protection of intellectual property and general employment matters.
Prior to law school, Byron taught 7th through 12th grade math and served as both a coach and athletic director as a member of Teach For America. While not an integral part of his practice, Byron remains invested in education policy and continues to contribute to Teach For America as an alum.
Outside of his legal career, Byron is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter and Great Pyrenees.