Versatile Commercial Finance & Transaction Lawyer
From the business of banking to the law of banking, Tavo knows the finance industry from the inside out, and has a depth of understanding of the interplay of legal, business, and regulatory issues facing financial institutions.
He has a rare trifecta of financial services experience: worked as a commercial lender and credit approval officer, served as in-house counsel for US Bank in the Special Assets Group, and has many years of experience as outside counsel for financial service providers of all sizes.
With such versatile experience, Tavo is able to identify his clients' pain points, walk in their shoes, and effectively protect their interests. He also handles a broad range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate deals, business agreements, and public and private securities offerings.
Tavo is a Portland native and is active in his community. He serves on several non-profit boards, including the Portland Development Commission and Portland Center Stage. He also serves as Board Chair of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and Vice-President of the NW District Association, the neighborhood association for NW Portland.
Little Known Facts: Played rugby in college and for a men's club team, and now enjoys watching his son play.