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Daren Hood Nitz

Daren Hood Nitz

Practice areas:

Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 34%
    25 years
  2. Venture Capital: 34%
    20 years
  3. Business: 32%
    25 years



Hourly ($425/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Free Vector Law Group

421 Bellevue Ave E.
Suite 604
Seattle, WA, 98102


CONot authorized to practice-Administrative199104/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clean Tech 100Legal Media Group - Euromoney2013
Top Rated Lawyers in Mergers and AcquisitionsAmerican Lawyer Media2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Avvo Top Venture Capital LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearUniversity of Washington School of Law2007
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2003
Raising StarN/A2003
Raising StarN/A2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalFree Vector Law Group2013 - Present
PartnerVandeberg Johnson & Gandara, LLP2004 - 2013
ShareholderGraham & Dunn PC2001 - 2004
AttorneyVan Valkenberg Furber Law Group1996 - 2001
AssociateLaBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRea LLP1994 - 1996
AssociateHawkins Delafield & Wood1989 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
UW - Entrepreneurial Law ClinicSupervising Attorney2006 - 2008
WSBA - Business Law SectionChairman2005 - 2006
Corporate Act Revision CommitteMember2002 - 2013
WSBA - Business Law Section - Executive CommitteeMember2002 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2003
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - 2014

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationNegotiating Mergers & Acquisitions: 2010 Trends2011
WSBA - CLE Modern Corporate and Business TransactionsState of the Credit Markets and the Impact on M&A Transactions2010
SES Course MaterialEthical Issues in Buying and Selling a Business2004
The Seminar Group Course MaterialBusiness Corporation Law Update2003
Puget Sound Business JournalSelf-inflicted Wounds: Five Paper Mistakes That Can Cost You the Deal2001
UW Law School - Course BookRepresenting Technology Start-Ups2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Arizona State UniversityEconometricsM.S.1988
Arizona State UniversityCorporate FinanceM.B.A.1986
Arizona State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business SchoolEntrepreneurial Finance2015
Seattle University Graduate School of BusinessEntrepreneurial Finance2014
Tips from the Trenches: Practical Advice for Washington Transactional AttorneysNegotiating Mergers & Acquisitions: 2010 Trends2011
Seattle University Graduate School of BusinessLegal Issues in Entrepreneurial Finance2011
Corporate Governance and Equity CompensationCorporate Governance2011
Seattle University Graduate School of BusinessEntrepreneurial Finance2010
Modern Corporate and Business TransactionsState of the Credit Markets and the Impact on M&A Transactions2010
Legal Issues for Emerging CompaniesCorporate governance and securities law2008
Corporate Counsel Institute10 Must Read Cases for Corporate Counsel2005
Buying and Selling a Business in WashingtonEthical Issues for Lawyers2004
Washington Corporate & Securities Law UpdateSecurities & Business Corporations Law Update2003
Purchase and Sale of a Small BusinessIntroduction to Fundamental Legal Concerns2003
Representing Technology Start-UpsUW Law School - Overview Practice Class2001
Directors' CollegeSelling the Company2001