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Kellen Luey’s practice focuses on providing sound legal and business advice, with a concentration on working with companies and individuals in the restaurant and food and beverage industries. With a background in both private and public accounting, his experience helping companies approach a variety of corporate and nonprofit concerns enables him to blend the right amount of legal experience with the financial and practical realities of running an organization.

He has handled corporate and financial matters for companies at all stages of development, from entity selection and formation to corporate governance issues to private equity financing matters and mergers and acquisitions. As a former academic All-American in college soccer, Kellen employs that same team-oriented strategy to assist in providing creative and innovative approaches to help clients pursue their goals.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a fast-casual restaurant chain in merger with a compatible restaurant concept, with a post-closing value of approximately $150 million.°
  • Represented a payment processing company in its Series B financing, raising approximately $50 million from strategic and institutional investors.°
  • Represented a high-growth, fast-casual restaurant company in nationwide franchising.°
  • Represented a retail food business in private equity fund investment of approximately $4.5 million.°
  • Represented a monitoring and observability software company in its acquisition for approximately $30 million.°
  • Represented a fine-dining restaurant group in connection with restructuring and growth-oriented private equity investment.°
  • Represented a sales analytics software company in private equity investment of approximately $5 million.°
  • Represented a fiber optic network company in its acquisition by an international broadband company for gross proceeds of approximately $172 million.°
  • Represented a cloud security and compliance software company in private equity investment of approximately $10 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Luey prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Staff Accountant, Grove, Mueller, & Swank, P.C., 2015-2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • A.O. Duer Award, NAIA, 2015
  • 1st Team Academic All-American (Soccer), NAIA, 2014, 2015
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, 2019-Present
    • Business Law Section, 2019-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2019-Present
    • Member, Business Law Section, 2019-Present
  • Member, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Board of Trustees, Corban University, 2019-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Willamette University College of Law
    • Presidential Scholar
    • Note and Comment Editor, Law Review
    • President, Moot Court Board
    • Order of Barristers
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Corban University
    • 1st Team Academic All-American (Soccer)
Admissions
  • Oregon
  • Washington