Professional Biography

Neil Nathanson Partner

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2027

    F +1.503.346.2027


    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR






Emerging Companies

AppFog, Inc.

Represented AppFog in formation, venture capital financings and sale of the company to Savvis, Inc.

Clinicient, Inc.

Represented Clinicient in venture capital financings.

Inovise Medical Inc.

Represented Inovise Medical in venture capital financings and technology spinout.

Janrain, Inc.

Represented Janrain in venture capital financing and acquisition of Arktan, Inc.

Oregon Angel Fund

Represented OAF in angel investments.

Phoseon Technology

Represented Phoseon Technology in corporate formation, venture capital financings and general corporate matters.

SagaCity Media Inc.

Represented SegaCity Media in company formation, initial and preferred stock financings, acquisitions and general corporate matters.

SheerID, Inc.

Represented SheerID in formation, angel and venture capital investments.

Sightbox Inc.

Represented Sightbox in formation and angel financings.

SmartForest Ventures, LLC

Represented SmartForest Ventures in venture capital investments.

Vesta, Inc.

Represented Vesta in investment in HangIt, LLC.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Cascade Microtech Inc.

Represented Cascade Microtech in its sale of substantially all of the assets of a subsidiary.

Chockstone Inc.

Represented Chockstone in its sale to Heartland Payment Systems.

Climax Engineered Materials LLC

Represented Climax Engineered Materials in its acquisition of Kinetics.

Coastwide Laboratories

Represented Coastwide Laboratories in its sale to Corporate Express.

Envoy iCon

Represented Envoy iCon in its sale to PlaceWare.

Kentrox, LLC

Represented Kentrox, LLC in its acquisition of Applied Innovation and in its management buyout.

Micro Power Electronics Inc.

Represented Micro Power Electronics in its acquisition of SelfCharge.

Phoseon Technology

Represented Phoseon Technology in the sale of a product line to Viscom.

SagaCity Media Inc.

Represented SagaCity Media in its acquisition of publications from HPJ Media.

Templex Inc.

Represented Templex in its sale to a leading technology company.

Warn Industries, Inc.

Represented Warn Industries in its sale to Dover Resources.

WebTrends Inc.

Represented WebTrends in its sale to NetIQ.

VF Corporation

Represented VF Corporation in its $110 million acquisition of Lucy Activewear Inc.



Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1992
  • University of Michigan, M.S., Computer Science, 1984
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Economics and Computer Science,
    with high distinction
    , 1982