My practice focuses on general business with a concentration in corporate finance,... more
My practice focuses on general business with a concentration in corporate finance, venture capital, securities, debtor-creditor issues, executive compensation, and technology licensing.I haveexperience dealing in franchising, asset securitization, private placement of securities, securities registrations and '34 Act reporting for public companies, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, busi... view profile
After more than 25 years in law at the government, small, large and humongous law... more
After more than 25 years in law at the government, small, large and humongous law firms and being General Counsel for William H. Gates III (at Cascade Investment, LLC), in 2005 I decided to set up my own law firm. I have had a wonderful legal career and thought there was no bettertime to become a solo practitioner.It's been a great decision, as I found that I do love practicing law - I just did... view profile
I am a startup and corporate transactions attorney in Seattle. My practice falls... more
I am a startup and corporate transactions attorney in Seattle. My practice falls into three broad categories: Startups and emerging companies; Angel and venture financings; and Mergers & acquisitions. I represent companies from inception to exit, and provide general counsel services along the way. For example, I regularly help companies adopt and administer stock option and other for... view profile
I am a native Washingtonian, although I also lived for five years in Honolulu,... more
I am a native Washingtonian, although I also lived for five years in Honolulu, Hawaii. I love Seattle for its proximity to the mountains and the sea - I ski in the winter and sail the rest of the year.
Practice Areas include Intellectual Property; Business Law; Corporate Law;... more
Practice Areas include Intellectual Property; Business Law; Corporate Law; Copyrights; Computer Law; Internet Law; Trademarks; Incorporation; Business Formation; Partnership Law; Employment Law; Contracts; Software and Technology Licensing; Trade Secrets; Intellectual Property Licensing; Privacy Law; Labor and Employment; Leases and Leasing; Business Planning; Business Transactions; Distributio... view profile
I am a business and corporate attorney primarily representing seed-stage and... more
I am a business and corporate attorney primarily representing seed-stage and emerging-growth companies in the formation, funding, and sale of innovative businesses. I also advise founders and key hires in evaluating contractual and compensatory arrangements; angel investors in evaluating and closing seed-stage investments; and buyers in evaluating, negotiating, and closing business acquisitions.
My firm's mission is "Defining Success Together." As a thirty-five year business... more
My firm's mission is "Defining Success Together." As a thirty-five year business transactions lawyer, my entire goal is to help my clients achieve successful results in the following areas: --acquisitions and sales of businesses --negotiating commercial transactions --raising equity capital through compliance with state and federal securities laws --resolving internal cor... 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.
Mergers / Acquisitions Attorneys in cities near Kirkland, WA