Rod Boutin, JD

General Counsel 


He’s only flown an airplane upside down—on purpose—three times.


Rod has lead a distinguished legal career spanning more than three decades.  Prior to joining FP Transitions, his private practice emphasized commercial transactions and civil litigation, including the sale of businesses, emerging technology companies, and the needs of individuals and families, including wills, trusts, probate, and business succession. Rod has managed mergers, acquisitions, and succession plans for businesses valued from $400K to $40M. 


Outside of his private practice, Rod is active in the community, applying his legal expertise in numerous charitable and civic positions in the arts, clinical research, and humanitarian aid. Rod has chaired several sections and committees of the Oregon State Bar. Since 2003, he serves as an Oregon Circuit Court Judge pro tem, a role he continues to fill in addition to his consulting with FP Transitions. He was given the Oregon State Bar Public Service Award, and has been on faculty of the Oregon Trial Advocacy College for 11 years.


Growing up in Alaska, he staked a mining claim before he was old enough to drive. As a member of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission, he led the team that built the banana split that once topped the list in the Guinness Book of World Records. Now he is a private pilot, avid cyclist, and coastal sailor on both sides of the Equator—though flying a Cirrus SR-22 across the Pacific Northwest and his Litespeed Tuscany down the country roads near Lake Oswego leaves precious little time for being on the water. 


Rod is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Northwestern School of Law.