Jerry Carleton

Jerry Carleton

As a business attorney, Jerry serves startups, growth-stage and mature companies, guiding them through formation, fundraising, growth, mergers, acquisitions, and exits.

Practice Areas

  • Business Practices and Formation
  • Corporate Growth and Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Negotiations, Transactions and Licensing
  • Real Estate Purchase, Sale and Leasing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Estate Planning Services

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Jerry Carleton, founder and principal of the Immix Law Group, is a corporate and securities attorney who counsels private emerging and growth-stage companies on corporate, finance, and securities issues. He focuses on pre-formation planning, entity formation, raising capital, securities compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and contractual issues, and general day-to-day business advice. Jerry also has experience with estate planning, and intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent issues.

Jerry represents clients across a wide range of industries, including medical services, medical device companies, non-profit, technology, manufacturing, automotive, retail, art services, creative agencies, marketing and print, graphic design, certified public accounting services, realty and real estate acquisition, mortgage planning, fashion, apparel, upholstery, and recreation.

He adds value as a strategic business partner to entrepreneurs and is able to provide clients not only counseling on legal issues, but also advice from a business perspective. In 2001, Jerry co-founded Keen Mobility, a company that develops, produces and distributes innovative, functional and attractive assistive medical devices intended to enhance mobility. Continuing as a board member and corporate officer of Keen Mobility today, he assists with business development and shareholder relations.

  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2016 – Business/Corporate)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2015 – Business/Corporate)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2014 – Business/Corporate)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2013 – Business/Corporate)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2012 – Business/Corporate)
  • Leaders in the Law – Daily Journal of Commerce — Oregon (2012)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2011 – Business/Corporate)
  • Up & Coming Lawyers – Daily Journal of Commerce — Oregon (2010)
  • Forty Under 40 – Portland Business Journal (2010)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2010 – Business/Corporate)
  • Rising Star – Oregon Super Lawyers (2009 – Business/Corporate)

  • Keynote Speaker, “Faith in Practice,” 23rd Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Celebration, Lewis & Clark Law School (May 2016)
  • Panelist, “Spirituality in the Workplace,” University of Portland HIVE (April 2016)
  • Panelist, “Benefit Companies: Caring About People, Planet & Profit,” City Club of Portland (March 2015)
  • Moderator, “Alternative Careers with Lawyers,” Lewis and Clark Law School (February 2015)
  • Panelist & Speaker, Oregon Health and Science University’s Third Annual Start-up Symposium (November 2014)
  • Presenter, “Corporate Formation and Entity Selection Considerations,” Oregon Law Institute Business Start-ups CLE (March 2014)
  • Presenter, “Fundraising & Capital Structure,” Starve-Ups Launch Pad Event (May 2013)
  • Keynote Speaker, “5 Lessons from 5 Launches,” Portland Start-up Weekend (April 2012)
  • Speaker, “Go Forth,” Biennial Holy Trinity Catholic Church Summit (February 2012)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Follow the Leader,” Mentors 360 Oregon State University (February 2012)
  • Speaker, “Business and the Law,” North Portland Business Alliance Roundtable (May 2011)
  • Presenter, “Rocket Fuel, Fundraising and Capital Structure,” Starve-Ups Launch Pad Event (May 2011)
  • Speaker, “Business and the Law,” OHSU, Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Portland MBA combined seminar (2011)
  • Speaker, “Business and the Law,” Warner Pacific College (November 2010)
  • Speaker, “Mentorship, Surrender, and the Holy Spirit,” University of Portland Mentor Forum Banquet (October 2010)
  • Speaker, “A Keen Story: Raising $4M in a Tough Market,” Portland Venture Group (August 2010)
  • Presenter, “New Venture Climate in PDX: What’s New,” University of Portland HIVE Entrepreneurs Network (August 2010)
  • Speaker, “PPM’s – Tips and Traps,” Keiretsu Academy (2010)
  • Speaker, “Business and the Law,” OHSU, Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Portland MBA combined seminar (2010)
  • Speaker, “The Entrepreneur Turned Attorney,” Start-Up Legal Bootcamp (2010)
  • Speaker, “Alternative IRA Investments and Limited Liability Companies,” Keiretsu Forum (2009)
  • Speaker, “What lawyers and start-ups say behind closed doors when talking about fundraising,” Portland Keiretsu Academy (2009)
  • Speaker, “Social Enterprise: Expanding the Corporate Role in Community Development,” Business, Law and Sustainability: Managing Risk While Leading Change program, Lewis & Clark Law School (2009)
  • Speaker, “Business and the law,” Entrepreneurship Class, University of Portland (2009)
  • Speaker, “Business and the law,” Portland Community College (2009)
  • Presenter, “How investors can get the most out of entrepreneur presentations – seeking information as a group and the value of tag-team questions,” Keiretsu Forum (2009)
  • Speaker, “Business, law and sustainability: Managing risks while leading change,” Lewis and Clark Law School (2009)
  • Author, “The solvency solution – How a quick fix will ensure Medicare solvency,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Journal (2006)
  • Speaker, “Starting from scratch – an entrepreneurs guide to launch,” National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (Portland, 2006; San Jose, 2004; Boston, 2003)

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • Lewis & Clark Law School – J.D., cum laude, Tax Certificate, 2007
  • University of Portland – B.A., cum laude, 2001

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