Barbara enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and uses a straightforward,... more
Barbara enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and uses a straightforward, innovative and practical approach to providing legal and business counsel. Whether she is representing a client as outside general counsel or in connection with a specific transaction, she feels it is important for her to not only consider the legal implications but also the business challenges, goals and objec... view profile
Willis an in-house attorney with Univar, the largest worldwide chemical distribution... more
Willis an in-house attorney with Univar, the largest worldwide chemical distribution company, and his practice includesworking with/advising leaders in various business units regarding strategic business transactions andcommercial agreements. In addition, Will negotiates and resolves disputesand claims regarding torts, commercial transactions, insurance claims (including historical and excess i... view profile
I am a member in the Seattle office and currently serve on the firms Board... more
I am a member in the Seattle office and currently serve on the firms Board ofDirectors and am chair of the Business Real Estate and Transactions practice group. My practiceemphasizes all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, complexbusiness transactions, financial services and banking, general business and corporate matters. Myclients include public and private ent... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.