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Legal Strategies and Solutions for

Forward-Thinking Companies

Eugenie D. Rivers provides on-call corporate counsel services to forward-thinking companies, investors, and entrepreneurs.  Ms. Rivers works proactively with her clients to develop practical legal strategies and solutions to business issues.  Ms. Rivers has 20 years of combined legal and banking experience, initially serving as a vice president of commercial lending with several Alaskan banks, and more recently as a corporate finance partner at the Davis Wright Tremaine law firm in Seattle.  Ms. Rivers formed Rivers Business Law in April 2003, and from November 2007 to April 2009 served as General Counsel of her largest client, a healthcare technology development and outsourcing company.  As a result, Ms. Rivers brings a unique blend of legal and business perspectives when working with clients to accomplish their business goals.


Please call or email if we can help you and your business build great things!




Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 25%
  2. Securities Offerings: 25%
  3. LLC: 20%
  4. Corporate: 15%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Timothy W Jones

    Eugenie presented at KCBA's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Meeting today. The topic was Securities Law Issues in Real Estate LLCs. Eugenie's presentation on this important subject matter was informative and easy-to-follow. I am a fan!


    Timothy Jones Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dianna Caley

    I endorse this lawyer. I don't know anyone who is more knowledgeable in the area of securities. If you are interested in obtaining financing for your business she is the attorney you want on your side.


    Dianna Caley Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rivers Business Law, Inc.

12819 SE 38th St., #267
Bellevue, WA, 98006


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
National Champion - Veteran Women's individual EpeeUnited States Fencing Association1998
Silver Medalist - Women's individual and team EpeeUnited States Olympic Festival1994
National Championship - Women's team EpeeUnited States Fencing Association1993
National Champion - Women's Division II individual EpeeUnited States Fencing Association1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipleRivers Business Law, Inc.2015 - Present
Of CounselWong Fleming, PC2015 - Present
Of CounselCarson & Noel PLLC2009 - Present
PresidentRivers Business Law, Inc.2003 - Present
AttorneyAdvocates Law Group PLLC2011 - 2013
corporate counselEastside Commercial Bank2011 - 2013
General CounselAdaptis Inc.2007 - 2009
Partner - Corporate FinanceDavis Wright Tremaine1999 - 2003
AttorneyStoel Rives1991 - 1999
Vice President - Commercial LendingFirst Interstate Bank of Alaska1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Securities Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
AWARE (Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience)Treasurer2006 - 2008
TENS (The Executive Network of Seattle)Member2005 - Present
AWARE (Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience)Member2004 - Present
Washington Fencing AcademyBoard Member, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary2003 - Present
Women Business OwnersBoard Member; General Counsel (2003-2004)1999 - 2004
Northwest Entrepreneur NetworkBoard Member; Exec Committee; General Counsel; Corp Secretary1997 - 2003
Financial Women InternationalBoard Member1995 - 1996
Salle Auriol Seattle - Fencing AcademyCo-Founder, Board Member, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel1993 - 2003
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
California State University, SacramentoEconomicsBA1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LLC Trends and Developments CLE - 2007 and 2008LLC Formation and Securities Issues2008
Advanced LLC Issues CLE - 2007 and 2008Securities and Equity Compensation Issues in LLCs2008
Financial Statements: Reading between the Numbers CLEFinancial Statement Analysis for Attorneys2005
Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt Financing CLETrends in Equity Compensation2004
CEO and COO Roundtables - 2003 and 2004The Seamy Underbelly of Business - Legal Pitfalls for Growing Companies2004
Executive Peer Group RoundtableNew Game of Governance - Panel member2003
The New World of Corporate Governance and Responsibility and What it Means to YouSarbannes Oxley impact on securities offerings2002
Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Public and Private CLELate Breaking News: Sarbanes Oxley Update2002
CFO RoundtableAudits Post Enron: Changes in Audit Committee and CFO Duties and Liability — Panel member2002
NWEN SeminarEmployee Stock Options in a Down Market — Panel member2001
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity CLEPositioning Your Company for Financing2001