Gustavo (Tavo) Cruz has joined Ater Wynne’s Business Group as Senior Counsel. Mr. Cruz will focus his practice on commercial finance, corporate finance and general business matters. For more than 20 years, he has represented lenders and borrowers in complex commercial loan transactions and workouts, while also handling a wide variety of business transactions, including real estate-related matters, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements of various kinds.
Prior to joining Ater Wynne, Gustavo was Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel in the Special Assets Group of U.S. Bank National Association and a Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
As a native Portlander, he has been active in the Portland community and has served on several non-profit boards. He has been recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyer, and he recently received a Community Service Award from the NW Examiner for his volunteer work in Northwest Portland. He has served as the Chair of the Business Law and Securities Regulation sections of the Oregon State Bar.
Gustavo received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School.