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In his corporate law practice, Mr. Myer advises on all aspects of business transactions, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate operations, and corporate governance. He drafts business plans and offering memoranda, negotiates angel or venture capital for start-up companies, negotiates bank or other institutional financing for established businesses and drafts contracts with companies’ key employees, customers and vendors. He also represents investment advisers who operate hedge funds and others who manage large public mutual funds.


Prior to moving to Seattle, Mr. Myer was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York and Frankfurt), Paul Weiss (London) and White & Case (Miami).


Before his career in law, Mr. Myer received a master’s degree in management and finance from MIT and worked as a financial analyst and management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc.


Mr. Myer grew up in Austria and speaks fluent German.



Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 20%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Venture Capital: 15%
  4. M & A: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Roger M. Townsend

    John is extremely knowledgeable about corporate, venture and business transactions. John understands business realities and how to provide effective services at a fair price. I recommend him for both public and private company issues, and he has vast experience in working with hedge funds.


    Roger Townsend Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chad M Smith

    John’s knowledge and comprehension of complex business transactions know no bounds. He is a creative problem solver and is able to find solutions to legal issues that are beyond the means of most. For all legal issues relating to hedge funds, there is no better attorney. I highly recommend John.


    Chad Smith Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Myer Law PLLC

2101 Fourth Ave.
Suite 1900
Seattle, WA, 98121-2315


NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifUniversity of Miami School of Law1995
Member of the Univ. of Miami Law ReviewUniversity of Miami Law Review1993
Rufus Choate ScholarDartmouth College1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselAXIOS Law Group2008 - 2009
PartnerMyer Law Firm PLLC2004 - 2008
PartnerFriedbauer & Myer LLC2003 - 2004
AssociatePaul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison2001 - 2003
AssociateWhite & Case2000 - 2001
Senior CounselOcwen Financial Corporation1998 - 2000
AssociateSullivan & Cromwell1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Athletic ClubTreasurer, Chair Finance Committee2013 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubMember of the Board of Governors2012 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubChairman, Food & Beverage Committee2012 - 2013
Zino SocietyMember and Angel Investor2010 - 2014
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionSecurities Committee Member2009 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubAudit Committee2009 - 2012
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of SeattleMember2008 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubWine Advisory Committee2008 - 2012
Washington Athletic ClubBudget & Finance Committee2008 - 2012
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of SeattleSecretary and Member of the Executive Committee2008 - 2012
Seattle Alternative Investment SocietyMember2008 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubHuman Resources & Benefits Committee2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carnival Corporation's acquisition of P&O Princess Cruises PLCTransaction successfully completed
IPO of Deutsche Telekom AGTransaction completed
Ocwen Financial Corporation's acquisition of Ocwen Asset Investment Corp.Transaction completed
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Publication nameTitleDate
nPost BlogHow a Good Contract Will Keep You Out of Court – Part 1: Merger Clauses2009
nPost BlogSoftware Developers Beware of Overreaching by Intellectual Property Assignment Provisions2009
COMPUTER L. REV. INTL. (6/2001)Online Securities Offerings and Investor Protection (written with Stephen Wilske and Sarah A. Barker)2001
49 U. MIAMI L. REV. 855 (1995)Paying for Personal Representatives and their Attorneys May Cost You an Arm and a Leg1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyManagementMS - Master of Science1980
Dartmouth CollegeMathematics, EconomicsAB1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Founder's SeriesOpportunities & Challenges for Creating Early Liquidity2014
Seattle Angel ConferenceCrowd Funding? Paths to investment for startups2012
Business Section LuncheonRecent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Regulations2012
Attracting Foreign Capital through the EB-5 Visa ProgramSecurities Law Compliance for EB-5 Regional Centers2012
32nd Annual NW Securities InstituteRecent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Markets2012
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN)Building a Value Foundation: Moving towards Financ2009
Solo/Small Firms Law SectionPrivate Placement of Securities2008