Blake Bowman


Attorneys should be invested in their clients to the same degree that clients are ‎invested in their business.

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help companies large ‎and small achieve their unique ‎goals. My experience ‎in mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, ‎‎securities offerings, and corporate governance allows ‎me to provide practical ‎advice and find sophisticated ‎solutions to complex issues. From my in-house ‎‎counsel experience, I recognize that understanding ‎a client’s business operations ‎and strategies is ‎critical to effective representation.‎

“Blake Bowman has been an excellent partner for our company. He provides quick, efficient service.” — Eugene Labunsky, President of West Coast Home Solutions LLC


  • Represented a cold storage company in one of the largest mergers in Oregon in 2020.
  • Represented various small and mid-size businesses in business sale transactions with local, national, and international buyers, including the sales of a textiles manufacturing company, an outdoor apparel and supply retailer, a reservations software company, and a lumber company.
  • Served as counsel for borrowers in new loan and refinancing transactions, including loans secured by real property for a senior housing company and a credit facility for a hardwood plywood manufacturer.
  • Represented multiple developers in financing transactions for high-rise and other large projects, including related equity joint ventures and private offerings to accredited investors.
  • Provided counsel to various start-up companies for entity formation and initial fundraising rounds, including start-ups in the mobile application, real estate services, and winemaking industries.
  • Advised various businesses on contracting, employee incentive plans, and general counsel matters.
  • Worked as in-house counsel for a court-appointed receiver in liquidation efforts, including various asset and investment sales and the sale of a private equity ‎fund.‎


  • Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude (2011)‎
  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2014)‎


  • Oregon State Courts


  • FEI Portland, Member (2023-present)
  • Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section, Member of the Executive Committee (2023)


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2021-2024), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2024)
  • Selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, Mergers and Acquisitions (2023)

Community Activities

  • Playworks Pacific Northwest, Board Member (2018-2019)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, 1L Mentor (2018-present)
  • Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, Attorney Volunteer (2017-present)
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Race for Justice Committee Member (2016)

Outside Interests

Golf, food and wine, and the Pacific Northwest lifestyle

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