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 the community. He serves on several non-profit boards, and is the incoming Board Chair of Prosper Portland (formerly known as the Portland Development Commission), the urban renewal agency for the City of Portland. He is currently a board member and/or officer of Portland Center Stage, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the NW District Association, the neighborhood association of NW Portland. He has served as the Chair of both the Business Law and Securities Law sections of the Oregon State Bar, in addition to numerous other boards and committees.
Little Known Facts: Played rugby in college and for a men's club team, and now enjoys watching his son play.