Reuben J. Ortega

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Reuben J. Ortega

Partner

“Our passion is to work with clients who are always creating.”

 
About Reuben

Reuben represents public and private companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a variety of corporate and transactional matters and has worked as both a business consultant and general counsel overseeing and managing all legal affairs of a business, including, contract negotiations, securities compliance, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions (e.g.strategic partnerships and financing opportunities). Reuben has been certified as an Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Admitted To Practice

  • Washington State Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Life

Reuben J. Ortega is a business attorney who focuses his practice on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, corporate governance, public and private securities offerings, cloud computing, privacy regulation and early-stage corporate matters including formation. Reuben started his legal career as a corporate attorney at one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading law firms, representing public and private companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a variety of corporate and transactional matters. Reuben’s experience has also included working as a business consultant, in-house counsel and as a privacy breach response lead.

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law Juris Doctor degree, with Highest Honors

    • Editor at The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

    • President, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Iowa Chapter

    • Secretary, Latino Law Student Association

  • Brigham Young University – Idaho Bachelor of Science degree in Economics

Representative Matters & Clients

  • Advised founders and boards of directors regarding corporate governance, corporate law compliance and exercise of fiduciary duties.

  • Advised a local aircraft hardware supplier in the sale of all of its assets to international aircraft producer.

  • Represented individual shareholder in multimillion stock redemption of a bioelectronics company.

  • Advised an online business providing workshops in photography, video, web and graphic design and application development, in connection with a Series A & B financing with a national venture capital firm.

  • Represented public apparel and fashion company in $500 million debt financing.

  • Advised a specialty pasta, soup and sauce manufacturing company, in the recapitalization of its business and the sale of a controlling interest to local large family investment office.

  • Represented northwest marketing and marketing consulting company in all-stock merger with a local marketing company.

  • Advised a leading producer of pizza crusts and other custom flour blended products, in the sale to a Texas-based food manufacturer.

  • Represented high net worth individual in stock sale to a real estate development company.

  • Represented start-up data transfer company in connection with various transactions relating to equity investments from both domestic and international strategic investors.

  • Represented special committee of publicly held information technology company in going-private transaction.

  • Advised a court-appointed general receiver, in a series of transactions involving the liquidation of assets held by 31 radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

  • Advised a Seattle-based coffee shop and coffee bean wholesaler in its purchase, rebranding and licensing of five separate coffee shop locations in and around Boise, Idaho.

  • Advised publicly held apparel company in connection with a strategic acquisition of a Massachusetts-based headwear and apparel company.

Thought Leadership

Publications

  • “Blockchain Technology: What the SEC Wants you to Know”, (January 2018)

  • “The Private Equity Prom – How to Land the PE Firm of Your Dreams,” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (June 2013)

  • “Three Years Later: Dodd-Frank and Those Too Small to Succeed” Issues and Answers magazine, Washington Bankers Association (July/August 2013)

  • “A Brave New World: Nonjudicial Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Uniform Trust Code and Washington’s and Idaho’s Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts,” ACTEC Journal, Fall, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Named as a“Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, Business/Corporate (2013-2018)

  • George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship Recipient (2008)

Articles By Reuben