Professional Biography
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Brentley (Brent) Bullock Partner

  • Portland

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Brent Bullock's practice focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies, established public and private companies, and venture capital and private equity investors in various corporate matters and transactions, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters. With more than two decades of experience, Brent has been involved in hundreds of strategic transactions over the years, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and angel financings, public and private debt and equity financings, equipment financings, strategic partnerships and complex spin-outs and restructurings, ranging in size from under $10 million to well over $1 billion. He is also a leading aviation and equipment finance lawyer.

Brent's clientele includes public and private companies such as Northwest Natural, Louisiana Pacific, Omega Morgan, EID Passport, Associated British Foods, Evergreen Packaging, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Papa Murphy's and VetSource; venture capital and private equity funds such as Endeavour Capital LLC and OVP Venture Partners; and emerging companies such as Urban Airship, Simple Finance, The Clymb, Chirpify, Vizify, Prolifiq Software, Digital Trends and Pacific Star Communications.

Brent is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of corporate and securities law, having served as chair of the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. He is also a regular speaker at various professional and industry seminars on topics such as mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and angel financings.

Chambers USA 2021 and Best Lawyers 2022

Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Named "Venture Capital Law Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America, 2022
Ranked by Chambers USA 17 Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year" for Venture Capital Law, 2016, 2022
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012 - 2022: CleanTech Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Business Lawyers," 2004 - 2021
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2006 - 2021
  • Recognized as one of Portland's "Top Forty Under 40," Award presented by the Portland Business Journal, 2001
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • Portland Seed Fund, Board of Advisors, 2010 - present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member; Securities Regulation Section, Member 
    • Past Involvement:
      • Executive Committee, Business Law Section, Chair and Member
      • Uniform Securities Act Task Force, Co-Chair
      • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chair
      • Minority Shareholder Legislation Task Force, Member
      • Business Law Legislative Task Force, Member
      • Venture Capital and Emerging Business Task Force, Founding Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Technology Association of Oregon, Board of Directors, 2012 - present
  • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network 
    • Advisory Board, Member, 2006 - present
    • Venture Northwest Steering Committee, Member, 1997 - 2012
    • Venture Northwest Company Selection Committee, Chair, 2003 - 2012
    • Angel Oregon Company Selection Committee, Member, 2001 - 2011
    • Past Involvement:
      • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Chair, 2003
      • Special Events Committee, Chair, 2001
      • Finance Committee, Chair, 2000
      • Annual Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner, Chair, 1998
      • Public Forums Committee, Chair, 1997
      • Conference on Entrepreneurship, Co-Chair,1996
  •, Portland Chapter, Organizing Committee, Member; Board of Directors and Charter Member, 2006 - present
  • TechAmerica Oregon, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • City of Portland, Mayor's Economic Development Task Force, 2011 - 2012

Community Involvement