Erich W. Merrill, Jr., Corporate Attorney

Erich W. Merrill, Jr.

Contact Information

Miller Nash LLP
D: 503.205.2504
O: 503.224.5858

Erich works with company management and founders in the acquisition or sale of businesses, raising funds from investors, negotiation and drafting of contracts, and intellectual property protection and licensing. His practice also frequently involves collaborating on corporate policy and strategy, advising on entity choice and formation, working with start-ups to create an appropriate ownership structure and cap table, and preparing executive compensation documents, including stock option and bonus plans. He has represented clients in a variety of private securities transactions, including offerings, mergers, and private tender offers.

Before going to law school, Erich received an electrical engineering degree and worked for Bell Laboratories in Whippany, New Jersey. He enjoys working with companies where understanding the technology is an important aspect of deciding on appropriate legal strategy.

Erich has represented or currently represents companies in the medical products, diagnostic technology, biotech, software, virtual reality, hospitality, consumer products, cannabis, transportation and trucking, logistics, silicon chip manufacturing and support, and heavy equipment manufacturing industries.

Emerging and mature businesses often encounter opportunities in which appropriate legal documents can mean the difference between a successful venture and exposure to liability. That means that one size doesn’t fit all and that attention to detail is key. At the same time, too much detail can make legal documents incomprehensible. Erich’s clients say he balances these concerns to produce documents they can understand and use.