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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|40 Under 40||Washington Business Journal||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Best Service Provider to Startups||Seattle 2.0||2010|
|Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Star of the Quarter||American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||2008|
|Student Bar Association President of the Year||American Bar Association, Law Student Division||2006|
|Bronze Key||American Bar Association, Law Student Division||2006|
|Founder||Zaarly, Inc.||2011 - Present|
|Independent Consultant||MEGO Consulting||1994 - Present|
|VP Operations & General Counsel||Appature Inc.||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Cooley LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Attorney||Heller Ehrman LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Legal Department - Enforcement Division||FINRA (f/k/a NASD, Inc.)||2006 - 2006|
|Associate||Government Accountability Office||2005 - 2005|
|Legal Intern||Health Industry Group Purchasing Association||2004 - 2004|
|Financial Reporting Manager||Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.||2001 - 2005|
|Financial Advisor||Morgan Stanley||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Society of Plastics Engineers||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Certified Public Accountants||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington Young Lawyers Division||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Venture Capital & Private Equity Subcommittee||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|George Washington Law School Alumni Board of Directors||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section||Executive Committee||2009 - 2011|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Co-Chair of Business Law Committee||2008 - 2011|
|Washington State Bar Association||Liaison to Business Law Section||2008 - 2011|
|American Bar Association, Section Officers Conference||Vice-Chair||2007 - 2011|
|EnerG2 Series A Financing||EnerG2 closed an $8.5 million Series A financing|
|Thornburg Mortgage Convertible Debt Financing||Raised $1.35 billion in private placement of debt|
|Ironport-Cisco Merger||Acquisition by Cisco of IronPort for $830M|
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|ABA Young Lawyer Forum Newsletter||The Startup Lawyer (Part II)||2009|
|What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture||What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture||2009|
|Young Lawyer Forum Newsletter||The Startup Lawyer||2008|
|ANTEC||How to Structure, Finance, and Fund Your Clean Technology Venture||2008|
|Biopolymers Summit||Why you need to know about Genetically Modified Organisms and biopolymers||2008|
|Environmental Law Reporter||Can you really kill two birds with one stone? The Future of the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) industry as an Energy & Environmental Policy Decision||2007|
|John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law||VoIP Goes the Bad Guy: Understanding the Legal Impact of the use of Voice over IP communications in cases of NSA Warrantless Eavesdropping||2007|
|Preferred Returns (ABA)||Clean Technology Investments: Tremendous Opportunities and Unique Challenges for Venture Lawyers||2007|
|Mastio & Associates (Publisher)||The Changing World of Plastics Recycling: Trends, Technologies, Markets and Solutions 1996-2000||1997|
|MEGO Consulting||PET Recycling: A Look at the Past, Present and Future||1995|
|MEGO Consulting||HDPE Recycling: A Look at the Past, Present and Future||1995|
|SKT Midwest||The Present & Future of Recycling: PET, HDPE, Scrap Automobiles, Tires, Fly Ash Disposal||1994|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Brexgata University Academy||Change Management & Leadership||Certificate Program||2004|
|Marquette University||Finance & Marketing||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Spring 2009 Meeting||"Green" Deals - Understanding Transactions in Clean Technology||2009|
|Spring 2009 Meeting||Start Smart - What Start-Ups Should Know (and How To Tell Them) About Choice of Entity, Owners' Agreements, and Funding||2009|
|Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2008||Clean Technology Investments||2008|
|Biopolymers Summit 2008||Global Regulations of Biopolymers and Bioplastics||2008|
|NREL's 20th Industry Growth Forum||Novel Approaches to Financing the Clean Energy Technology Revolution||2007|
|Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2007||How to Structure, Fund & Finance Your Clean Technology Company||2007|
|Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2003||Electronic Nose Technology: Update of E-Nose Technology & Analysis of Opportunities for Use in Environmental Industries||2003|
|Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Conference||Utilizing Technology to Manage Corporate Environmental Initiatives||2003|
|Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2002||Opportunities to Utilize Electronic Nose Technology in the Environmental and Plastics Industries||2002|
Posted by Paul
Eric is an excellent attorney, the best I've worked with.
He does a great job of keeping on top of things and lends a sharp business perspective as well.
I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Eric has provided invaluable counsel in our corporation's varous filings with the IRS as well as negotiations with potential partners. He provided valuable insight and well balanced guidance that as well vital counsel that enabled us to avoid significant potential liabilities. Eric is ethical, easy to work with and passionate about his work.
Posted by Christopher
The acquantance with Eric was made as my partner and I first discussed the best way to start a consumer goods company in Seattle. Eric noted that he was a start up lawyer and would like to discuss our company with us.
Eric did not apply a high pressure sales pitch but instead made his value add known simply through describing what he has done for other organizations and how he could apply his knowledge to our situation. His calm demeanor is easy to work with and his presentation of numerous applicable and usable ideas for our organization make him a desireable advisor and partner.
I rate Eric as excellent in trustworthy from experience working with him for the last year. His attitude and professional composure are supportive of a trustworthy individual along with his solid advice. When consulting with Eric I was certain he was out for our best interest.
I rate Eric as good in responsiveness because he almost always emails back the same day and if he is glad to spend face time with us.
I rated Eric as excellent in knowledgeable. Eric always had an angle to think about problems in a different way. He was a fundamental part in our approach to issues such as:
- business structure
- intellectual property
- capitalization and fund raising
- business contact development
I rated Eric as good in Kept me informed. As noted previously Eric always responded to emails in a reasonable amount of time and was eager to help us move to the next step.
Overall I recommend Eric for his ability to work with people and knowledge. Because he can work with a variety of people it is inherent that he has good communication skills.
Douglas Reiser, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
How impressive can an attorney be? Eric seems to set the top of the gauge. Incredibly resourceful, communicative, and engaging, Eric is wise beyond his years. Eric's knowledge of business is one that develops from being engulfed in an idea, taking it all the way from conception to completion. I strongly suggest that any client contact Eric with their business creation or joint venture questions - he will guide you the right way.