We focus on businesses who are licensing, selling or buying hi-technology products... more
We focus on businesses who are licensing, selling or buying hi-technology products and services, whether through enterprise sales, e-commerce over the internet, channel and partner arrangements or otherwise. Having worked as inside general counsel to two Seattle venture-backed companies, we understand your operational and financial priorities, and bring a very practical, efficiency driven persp... view profile
My law practice involves corporate law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint... more
My law practice involves corporate law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and the formation and capitalization of venture capital, buy out, real estate and other investment funds. I am a shareholder in my firm and chairman of the Business and Finance Department and have been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law Graduate T... view profile
New businesses that need money often rely on investors whose focus is loaning money to start-up businesses. Venture capital attorneys help negotiate and document the terms of the investment, including what the investors get for their money, and how the business will be run after the investment. The investors usually want shares in the business and the right to have some input into the company's business strategies. Structuring this kind of deal can be very complicated; venture capital lawyers know what terms are standard and what terms are negotiable. If you are starting a business and need financing, a venture capital lawyer will provide advice about how to attract and negotiate with venture capital investors.