Victor J. Roehm III

Partner, Banking and Finance Group Chair

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1641 Direct

Assistant: Melissa D. Jaffee: 503.243.1661 x 228

Practice Areas
Overview
Victor focuses his practice on corporate and real estate transactional matters, including commercial and public finance transactions.   

Corporate and Real Estate Transactional Work
Victor has experience representing corporate and business clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters from entity formation and restructuring to complex mergers and acquisitions.  He regularly represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale and leasing of real property. 

Commercial Finance
Victor has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured loan transactions.  Victor's financing experience includes syndicated credit facilities, borrowing base financings, mezzanine loans, real estate secured term and construction loans for office buildings, retail centers, housing developments, hotels and health care facilities, lines of credit and factoring agreements.  He advises his clients in connection with loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, discounted payoffs and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. 

Public Finance and Economic Development
Victor's finance experience includes acting as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, borrower's counsel, and issuer's counsel on a variety of tax exempt bond financings.  He also counsels government entities in relation to economic development projects and public-private partnerships.

Education
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law 
    Fellow, Center for Corporate Law
B.A., Ohio University, magna cum laude 
    Phi Kappa Phi
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
State Bar of California
State Bar of Ohio
Washington State Bar
Representative Cases
Complex Loan Restructuring
Represented a major financial institution and managed a team of lawyers in connection with the restructuring of a $100 million commercial real estate-secured loan portfolio involving real estate assets in eight different jurisdictions.
Winery Lease Restructuring
Represented the principal of an Oregon winery in connection with the restructuring of the lease for the winery's tasting room and related facilities.
Environmentally Impacted Property Sales and Acquisitions
Advised a major petrochemical company in connection with the acquisition and sale of real estate assets surrounding a former refinery site and the development of a public storm water sewer to mitigate environmental issues.
Restructuring Farming and Ranching Companies
Counseled client on a plan to restructure numerous family-owned farming and ranching business entities to implement a succession plan for the current owners. 
Complex $315M Senior Housing and 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Transaction
Served on the Sussman Shank lead counsel team on sale and acquisition transactions totaling $315 million for a client operating assisted living, memory care and independent care campuses in Washington, Oregon and California.  These complex transactions involved sales to a publicly-traded REIT and acquisition of 11 single-tenant, triple net lease properties, and required expertise concerning licensed senior housing facilities and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.  The triple net lease replacement properties are medical, industrial and retail properties located in Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois and Arizona.  This was a high-level, complex transaction because of the relationship between the health care sales and the tax-deferred exchange acquisitions. 
Representation of Washington Port
Ongoing representation of a Washington public port district in connection with publicly-issued and privately-placed tax exempt bonds and matters related to potential public private partnerships.
Agribusiness Mergers and Acquisitions
Advised a client in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in a global agricultural company and the financing of operations.
Honors
Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star® (2013-2016)
The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California (2010)
Professional Organizations
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    Member, Commercial Finance Committee
    Vice Chair, Real Estate Financing Subcommittee
Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Civic Organizations
Ohio University Alumni Association, 
    Oregon Chapter, Treasurer (2015-Present)
Articles
Speaking Engagements
Roadmap of a Real Estate Financing Transaction: Moderator, American Bar Association (March 2017)
Basics of Swaps for Real Estate Financing- ABA Real Estate Financing Subcommittee (September 2016)
National Business Institute (NBI) Winery and Vineyard Law CLE (October 2014)
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Practice Areas
Education
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law 
    Fellow, Center for Corporate Law
B.A., Ohio University, magna cum laude 
    Phi Kappa Phi
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
State Bar of California
State Bar of Ohio
Washington State Bar
Honors
Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star® (2013-2016)
The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California (2010)

Victor J. Roehm III

Partner, Banking and Finance Group Chair


1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1641 Direct

Assistant: Melissa D. Jaffee: 503.243.1661 x 228
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Victor focuses his practice on corporate and real estate transactional matters, including commercial and public finance transactions.   

Corporate and Real Estate Transactional Work
Victor has experience representing corporate and business clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters from entity formation and restructuring to complex mergers and acquisitions.  He regularly represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale and leasing of real property. 

Commercial Finance
Victor has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured loan transactions.  Victor's financing experience includes syndicated credit facilities, borrowing base financings, mezzanine loans, real estate secured term and construction loans for office buildings, retail centers, housing developments, hotels and health care facilities, lines of credit and factoring agreements.  He advises his clients in connection with loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, discounted payoffs and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. 

Public Finance and Economic Development
Victor's finance experience includes acting as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, borrower's counsel, and issuer's counsel on a variety of tax exempt bond financings.  He also counsels government entities in relation to economic development projects and public-private partnerships.

Representative Cases
Complex Loan Restructuring
Represented a major financial institution and managed a team of lawyers in connection with the restructuring of a $100 million commercial real estate-secured loan portfolio involving real estate assets in eight different jurisdictions.
Winery Lease Restructuring
Represented the principal of an Oregon winery in connection with the restructuring of the lease for the winery's tasting room and related facilities.
Environmentally Impacted Property Sales and Acquisitions
Advised a major petrochemical company in connection with the acquisition and sale of real estate assets surrounding a former refinery site and the development of a public storm water sewer to mitigate environmental issues.
Restructuring Farming and Ranching Companies
Counseled client on a plan to restructure numerous family-owned farming and ranching business entities to implement a succession plan for the current owners. 
Complex $315M Senior Housing and 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Transaction
Served on the Sussman Shank lead counsel team on sale and acquisition transactions totaling $315 million for a client operating assisted living, memory care and independent care campuses in Washington, Oregon and California.  These complex transactions involved sales to a publicly-traded REIT and acquisition of 11 single-tenant, triple net lease properties, and required expertise concerning licensed senior housing facilities and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.  The triple net lease replacement properties are medical, industrial and retail properties located in Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois and Arizona.  This was a high-level, complex transaction because of the relationship between the health care sales and the tax-deferred exchange acquisitions. 
Representation of Washington Port
Ongoing representation of a Washington public port district in connection with publicly-issued and privately-placed tax exempt bonds and matters related to potential public private partnerships.
Agribusiness Mergers and Acquisitions
Advised a client in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in a global agricultural company and the financing of operations.
Speaking Engagements
Roadmap of a Real Estate Financing Transaction: Moderator, American Bar Association (March 2017)
Basics of Swaps for Real Estate Financing- ABA Real Estate Financing Subcommittee (September 2016)
National Business Institute (NBI) Winery and Vineyard Law CLE (October 2014)
Professional Organizations
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    Member, Commercial Finance Committee
    Vice Chair, Real Estate Financing Subcommittee
Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Civic Organizations
Ohio University Alumni Association, 
    Oregon Chapter, Treasurer (2015-Present)