Darius Hartwell


Darius Hartwell represents a broad spectrum of clients in his corporate and transactional practice, including debt and equity finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, and general corporate law. Darius works closely with clients in many aspects of their businesses and brings a solution-oriented approach to helping them reach their goals. In transactions and other business contexts, Darius strives to assist companies in maximizing value and maintaining thought leadership and exemplary corporate citizenship.

In addition to working with clients in financial services, healthcare, and the technology industries, Darius represents many of the region’s best independent restauranteurs, chefs and food purveyors. 

Memberships & Awards


  • Oregon State Bar, Securities Regulation Section, Executive Committee, Member


  • Best Lawyers in America Award, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Governance Law (2021-2023)
  • Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award (2007)
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Stars list, Business and Corporate Law (2008-2011)
  • Portland Business Journal, "Forty Under 40" (2010)
  • Oregon Area Jewish Committee, Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award (2011)

Resources & Ideas


Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Oregon Food Bank, Board of Directors, Member
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art, Board of Governors, Former Member
  • Feast Portland, Pro Bono Outside Legal Counsel
  • Portland Farmers Market, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Classroom Law Project, Board of Directors, Former Member




Oregon State Courts

Outside The Office