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William A. Carleton III

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  1. Optimize your business transactions

    Posted by Rob, a Business client,
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    • I recommend William Carleton.
    • I hired William more than 3 years ago.
    • William handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Bill has been our company attorney for almost 4 years and has ably helped us through startup, employee agreements, customer contracts, and strategic opportunities. Bill works to get the optimum deal done and is excellent about seeing outcomes where both sides benefit. When you are a startup company, this is exactly what you need because the other side is usually bigger and less flexible than you. Bill catalyzes business opportunities and protects where you need protecting. He has been a tremendous asset to our company.

  2. Exceptional Startup Attorney

    Posted by Matt,
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    • I recommend William Carleton.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Bill for several years now, over which time he has provided outstanding legal representation for multiple startups. This includes initial corporation formation, IP assignment, multiple rounds of funding, numerous business contracts, and M&A work.

    Beyond purely legal issues his advice and knowledge of the startup industry is invaluable. There is really not enough good things I can say about Bill, and enthusiastically recommend him for startup related legal work.

  3. Superb Seattle attorney with tech startup specialization

    Posted by a Business client,
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    • I recommend William Carleton.
    • I hired William more than 3 years ago.
    • William handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Bill has provided our tech startup with consistently superb advice, both on substantive legal matters and on challenging "soft" issues that have required deftness, diplomacy, wisdom, and integrity to navigate.

    From our initial corporate formation and IP assignment, to a convertible note and Series A funding round, to ongoing routine legal matters like contracts, Bill's counsel has been right on. He manages to consider not just mechanical issues but also strategic implications, and has been a trusted advisor through several challenging periods we've faced as a company.

    Bill's tech practice at McNaul Ebel has a boutique feel, and we've never felt like our money was wasted paying inexperienced associates to rack up billable hours. Instead, we've always had ready access to Bill's clear thinking and insights.

    I heartily recommend Bill's services to other tech entrepreneurs.

  4. Listen to Bill

    Posted by a Business client,
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    • I recommend William Carleton.
    • I hired William more than 3 years ago.
    • William handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    I rely on Bill for his legal and business advice. He has walked us through company formation, a convertible note, Series A funding, and customer contracts. In each stage, Bill has guided us in the right directions with decisions that benefited us from a legal and busines perspective. They say to not let your attorney or accountant make business decisions, but Bill's experience allows him to provide legal work that makes excellent business sense.

  5. Great start up atty; great guy

    Posted by a Business client,
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    • I recommend William Carleton.
    • I hired William more than 3 years ago.
    • William handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Bill was recommended to me by a local big shot for help with my start up company... The local big shot was right.

    Bill gave consistently excellent advice across all major categories: legal, business, professional, and became a trusted friend.

    I'll enthusiastically recommend Bill for start up / small company work, just as long as you don't take his bandwidth away from me.