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Trenton Cordell Dykes

Trenton Cordell Dykes

also known as Trent Dykes

Practice areas:

Venture Capital, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Offerings

About Me

Mr. Dykes concentrates in securities and corporate finance, M&A and general corporate law. His experience ranges from advising start-up companies about formation and venture financings to representing public companies with SEC compliance, corporate governance and other related issues. Mr. Dykes has worked on numerous initial and secondary public offerings and hundreds of venture financings. His clients include entrepreneurs, early stage and public companies and venture capital investors.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Venture Capital: 35%
    5 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    5 years
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%
    5 years
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    5 years

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Megan L. Muir

    I highly recommend Trent. He is an excellent lawyer with great business sense. He is highly skilled, extremely responsive to clients, and very efficient. Trent has significant experience advising emerging companies in the early stages (such as formation and venture financings) as well as advising public companies with their securities offerings, SEC compliance, and corporate governance. He's very good at what he does.


    Megan Muir Venture Capital Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Briteney Ann Mercer

    Trent is one of the brightest and most personable lawyers I know. I would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone.


    Briteney Mercer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


701 Fifth Avenue Suite 7000

Seattle, WA, 98104-7044




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Oxford Cup ScholarshipBeta Theta Pi1999
National Dean's ListN/A1999
Cum Laude, FinanceN/A1999
Scott Greenwood Student Athletic Postgraduate ScholarshipN/A1999
National Dean's ListN/A1998
Varsity Letter Recipient, University of Washington FootballN/A1998
National Dean's ListN/A1997
National Dean's ListN/A1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ADLA Piper US LLP2001 - Present
N/AWashington Research Foundation Capital2001 - 2001
N/ASummit Law Group2000 - 2000
N/APaine Webber1998 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Acquisition by Saflink Corporation of SSP Solutions, Inc.Acquisition by Saflink Corporation of SSP
Sale of NetMotion Wireless, Inc. to Padcom, Inc.Sale of NetMotion Wireless, Inc. to Padcom
Initial Public Offering of Common Stock by Northstar Neuroscience, Inc.Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

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Publication NameTitleDate
Corporate Governance AlertDo Your Corporate Policies Consider Social Media?2009
The Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook, First Edition, published by Bowne & Co., Inc.Legal Due Diligence2007
The Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook, First Edition, published by Bowne & Co., Inc.A Practical Guide to Negotiated Transactions2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Washington -SeattleFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business Plan CompetitionLegal issues for startups: 10 things you need to know2012
Association of Corporate Counsel (Washington chapter)How You (as In-House Counsel) & Your Company can Survive and Thrive During Times of Transition2010
Basics of Transactional PracticeHow to Review Financial Statements and MD&A2008
Training WorkshopKey Issues in Legal Due Diligence2007
University of Washington Dept. of BioengineeringTechnology Commercialization2003