Jacob Heth

Email: jheth@duffykekel.com
Phone: 503-226-1371

Areas of practice

Corporate finance & securities

Mergers & acquisitions

Real estate transactions







Jacob Heth focuses his practice on real estate and corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in financing (equity and debt), joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He was previously the Director of Legal Affairs for a $1.8 billion revenue public company and serves as corporate counsel to many regional companies.

Admitted to practice

Oregon State Bar, 1997
California State Bar, 1994

Representative Transactions

Counsel to purchaser of mixed use development in $96 million transaction, including facility acquisition, private equity and CMBS lender financing.

Counsel to developer in $54 million acquisition and renovation financing for downtown city block, including tax credit investment, mezzanine debt, private equity and senior secured debt.

Counsel to beverage company in IRC §355 spin-off followed by sale to strategic buyer.

Counsel to target company in $14 million acquisition by strategic purchaser engaged in industry roll-up.

Reorganization of large NW family-owned business, including equity recapitalization, governance and affiliate restructuring, and related transfer tax planning.

Represent purchaser of multi-unit facilities in $150 million transaction.

Counsel to private equity investor in $60 million project.

Represent technology target in merger with public company.

Joint venture for $40 million real estate project.

Private equity counsel for promoters of wind energy projects covering over 80,000 acres.


University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law LL.M., Taxation
Willamette University College of Law, J.D.
University of California, Davis, B.A., History

Memberships & activities

Business, Securities and Corporate Counsel Sections of Oregon State Bar

Past Member, Executive Committee, Corporate Counsel Section, Oregon State Bar

Executive Editor, Willamette Law Review (1994)


Charitable Trusts Can Make Business Sense, Portland Business Journal, March 21, 2014

Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain Continues to Expand, Oregon State Bar, Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter, Winter 2013

An Overview of Noteworthy Trends and Strategies in Today’s M&A World, Mergers & Acquisitions Law 2012, Thomson Reuters, June 1, 2012

Overview of Oregon Corporate Law, The Seminar Group “Best of” CLE, November 17, 2012

Drafting Business Documents: Financing and Capital Structure Considerations, Oregon State Bar CLE, December 4, 2009

Equity Structures for Hospitality Project Development and Growth, Oregon State Bar CLE, February 1, 2008

Business Records, Advising Oregon Businesses, Oregon State Bar, June 1, 2007