Edward Bernhard

Edward A. Bernhard

Partner | Attorney at Law


Offices   Portland, Oregon, United States 


Mr. Bernhard is a versatile, seasoned business and securities attorney who has been practicing law for over twenty years as outside counsel, general counsel and a financial executive for a wide range of privately-owned domestic and international companies and venture capital, private equity and angel investment funds.  Mr. Bernhard holds particular expertise in deal syndication and the corporate, securities and tax aspects of private equity and debt financings.   For nearly a decade before entering private law practice, Mr. Bernhard was the managing partner of four public/private venture capital funds that made investments in over 100 high technology companies and lead over 200 rounds of private equity and debt financings.


Areas of Concentration

His core practice competencies include:

  • Structuring and organizing privately-owned business entities and investment funds
  • Private equity, venture capital angel and debt financings
  • Federal and state securities law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate and partnership taxation
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Government relations
  • Technology licensing and strategic partnerships
  • Contract law


Bar Admission

  • Active Member of the Oregon State Bar Association since 1995



  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1995, law review member, president of tax law society
  • Princeton University, B.A. economics, magna cum laude 


Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association Member



English, French



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