Rene Gonzalez

rene@eastbank.legal | 503.318.6085


Rene is a strategic and trusted transaction lawyer with broad big law, in-house and entrepreneurial experience.


 


Experienced and Trusted Professionals.  

Our Team

503.318.6085

angie@eastbank.legal

Legal Career +
Rene's legal career spans big law and legal department leadership roles. In Rene's most recent in-house legal assignment, he served as Assistant General Counsel – Corporate Affairs for Knowledge Universe (KU), the largest childcare company in the United States with approximately 30,000 employees and over $1 billion in revenue. In this role, Rene managed a 15 member enterprise legal team that handled commercial, corporate governance, M&A, real estate, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. In his time at KU, Rene has supported b2b, b2c, brick-and-mortar and technology business lines.

Rene started his career at Stoel Rives LLP, Portland’s largest law firm, handling real estate, finance and corporate matters. In 2005 Rene went in-house at KU, serving in real estate and governance roles before his promotion to Assistant General Counsel.

Strategy Career +
Rene has also served in various corporate strategy roles, as part of marketing and finance teams, with particular focus on pricing strategy and long-term strategy for KU's 2 largest business lines.

Community Involvement +
He is President of Northeast United Soccer Club, is a former president of the Oregon Premier Soccer League and previously served on the board of Portland's Children Museum.

Rene has served the bar in a number of capacities, including including the Taskforce on International Trade and Oregon Practice of Law; Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section; Society of Corporate Secretaries; and contributor to the Real Estate Section's new developments section.

Further Background +
Rene attended Willamette University, where he was a 4-yr soccer letterman and President of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduating in 1997, he attended Willamette’s College of Law on a Trustee’s Scholarship, graduating cum laude and was voted Outstanding Male Student. While in law school, Rene clerked at Preston Gates (now K&L Gates), an international law firm, and Bonneville Power Administration.

He also has a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, and has completed advanced real estate course work.

He and his wife Angie are proud parents of 3. In his spare time, Rene enjoys playing and coaching soccer, dabbling in web development, and (rarely these days) golf.

Rachel Broughton


Rachel is an experienced and tech-savvy transactional paralegal.


She trained in the corporate department at Davis Wright Tremaine, an international law firm, before joining Knowledge Universe's legal department, where she worked on commercial, corporate, and intellectual property matters.


She owns Sound Legal, a virtual paralegal services firm, and is available on a subcontract basis through Eastbank℠.

503.318.6085

rbroughton@eastbank.legal

Angie Uggen


Angie serves as office manager for Eastbank℠.  She has a masters in social work from Portland State and has a B.S. in Anthropology from Willamette University.


Angie also speaks Spanish fluently.