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Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 30%
    20 years, 35 cases
  2. Venture Capital: 30%
    20 years, 100 cases
  3. M & A: 30%
    20 years, 100 cases
  4. Contracts: 5%
    20 years, 100 cases
  5. Corporate: 5%
    20 years, 100 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amos Satanta Edelman

    Alan is a terrific transactional attorney -- smart, experienced and very effective at keeping transactions moving briskly to conclusion. It is my pleasure to endorse him.


    Amos Edelman Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Franklin Dennis Cordell

    By any measure, Alan Smith is one of the preeminent corporate and securities lawyers in the Pacific Northwest.


    Franklin Cordell Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fenwick & West LLP

1191 Second Avenue, Suite 1610
Seattle, WA, 98101-3438


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Venture Capital LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Securities Offerings LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Washington State Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2007
Chambers U.S.A. Corporate/Commercial Leading IndividualChambers USA2007
Chambers U.S.A. Up and Coming IndividualChambers USA2006
Washington State Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Pro Bono PublicoN/A2005
Washington State Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Washington State Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Washington Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2003
Butch Blum Award of Legal ExcellenceButch Blum2003
40 Under 40Puget Sounds Business Journal2003
Washington Rising StarWashington law2002
Order of the CoifN/A1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFenwick & West2008 - Present
PartnerOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP2000 - 2008
AssociatePerkins Coie LLP1997 - 2000
ClerkU.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals1996 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Stanford UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993