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I primarily work with companies, entrepreneurs, investment banks, venture capital firms, and other investors in corporate and securities matters.  Prior to joining Witherspoon Kelley, I practiced at Fenwick & West LLP, a Silicon Valley-based law firm, where I represented such clients as Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring, Inc., Intuit, Inc., Macromedia, Inc., Ltd. and VeriSign, Inc., among others.


From public companies to private start-ups, I have represented clients in a broad array of matters. At Witherspoon Kelley, I assist public companies with corporate governance, securities law compliance, general corporate matters, and analyzing and establishing adequate takeover defenses. My work with private, start-up companies includes incorporation and initial capitalization, board fiduciary duties, venture capital financings, license agreements, executive compensation, equity incentive plans, loan facilities, and other business transactions. Additionally, I have extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions, and in a variety of corporate finance transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 20%
  2. Securities Offerings: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Banking: 20%
  5. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%



Hourly ($300-305/hour)

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Witherspoon Kelley

422 W Riverside Ave., Ste. 1100
Spokane, WA, 99201-0302


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWitherspoon Kelley2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connect NorthwestDirectorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sterling Financial Corporation's acquisition of Golf Savings BankAcquisition Completed
Sterling Financial Corp's Acquisition of FirstBank NorthwestAcquisition completed.
Sterling Financial Corp's Acquisition of Sonoma National BankAcquisition completed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Whitman CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992