Trevor Livingston


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How I represent clients at Schwabe

I counsel clients in a wide variety of commercial and ‎finance transactions, including debt and equity securities ‎offerings, asset sales and purchases, and mergers and ‎acquisitions. I enjoy working with start-up companies ‎just getting off the ground, more established ‎businesses in our community, and large multinational ‎companies. I am known for being an accomplished, ‎knowledgeable, and practical business lawyer who ‎knows how to find workable solutions for clients.‎


Mergers & Acquisitions 

  • Works with clients on the buy and sell sides of mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate Securities

  • Provides practical advice to clients raising money, borrowing money, and issuing debt or equity securities.

Investment and Timber Funds

  • Represents investment funds of all sizes, including timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs) in connection with various asset and timberland investment management transactions.
  • Advises investment fund clients about compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and other state and federal investment adviser laws and regulations.

Commercial Transactions 

  • Advises clients on their day-to-day commercial contracts.
  • Serves as general outside counsel for businesses that need a legal review of key agreements.

Legal Opinions

  • Provides third-party legal opinions for clients in commercial lending and security offering transactions.


  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2004)
  • Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude (2001)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers, “Law Firm of the Year” in Timber Law, Team Member (2015 and 2018)
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers, National Tier 1 Firm in Timber Law, Team Member (2015-2018)

Additional Publications

Dealing with deadlock in the 50-50 business, Daily Journal of Commerce
April 11, 2016

Additional Events

Fundraising Tips and Options: How a Startup Can (Legally) Raise Money, Presenter at BendVenture Conference
October 2014

Fiduciary Obligations and Best Practices for TIMOs, Presenter at Pacific Northwest Timber Management Seminar
April 2014

Changing the Way Companies Raise Money: The Impact of Recent SEC Rules and the Movement Toward Crowdfunding, Presenter at Bend Venture Conference
October 2013

Outside Interests

Dad's day off at the beach.

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