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Teresa B Daggett

Securities offerings Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Teresa B Sumearll

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 19 years
    Oregon - OR 7 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2016
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Teresa

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From inventors to manufacturers, from automotive business to software business, I provide legal services designed to bring real, bottom-line value to my clients. Nearly every day, I see the wisdom in the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” where businesses are concerned: hire the lawyer today for preventive legal advice and you will not be struggling with a problem in the future. 


With over twenty years of experience in corporate and securities law, I am passionate about working with both technology-based and traditional businesses. I work with a wide variety of clients, including:  university spin-outs, medical device manufacturers, medical staffing companies, innovative energy technology firms, software and hardware development firms, automotive parts suppliers, plumbing service companies, fitness centers and restaurants.

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Gordon Thomas Honeywell
One Union Square
600 University St, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101
Gordon Thomas Honeywell
1201 Pacific Ave
Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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Posted by Chris | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great for startup work!
I've worked with Teresa on several startup deals - both where I was the investor and when I was on the inside. In each case she clearly explained to me the ramifications of the documents I was executing. Additionally, she was exceptionally communicative and responsive - she was waiting on me, instead of the other way around. Recommended!
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Posted by Kai | August 1, 2017
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Great Small Business Attorney
Teresa has helped my business with all of its legal needs for the last two years and it's been a great pleasure working with her. She helped us with the initial business formation, as well as all sorts of agreements we use in our transactions. Teresa is super knowledgable, friendly, patient and accessible. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Aimee | July 9, 2017
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Small Business
I was extremely nervous to set up my small business. I was sure I would miss a step. I let Teresa Daggett take the lead and I am so happy I did. Teresa helped me create an LLC, register with the State, trademark the business name, and put together an amazing contract for me to use with future clients. Then she explained everything to me so I felt confident handling things in the future. Teresa answered the phone when I called, could meet with me right away, was available to answer all my questions, and got the job done quick. If I need a lawyer in the future, she will be my first call. I recommend you call her, too!
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Posted by Melissa | October 20, 2016
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Great attorney for a new small business owner
I was referred to Teresa Daggett for her expertise in business contract law. I first hired her to help me form my LLC and continued working with her throughout the process of purchasing a business. Nailing down a business purchase agreement that satisfied both parties took some time and I felt well represented throughout negotiations. After closing the sale, I had need to consult with Teresa again to draw up a non-disparagement contract with a former employee. In each of these tasks, I felt Teresa listened well to my needs, was very accessible and responsive, and expressed a genuine interest in my business and its success. Recently I called Teresa with a non-related, legal question and was warmly received (and remembered). She took a few minutes to offer her thoughts on my question and I was reminded of how generous she is with her time. I would highly recommend working with Teresa Daggett.
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Posted by Colette | September 2, 2016
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Great nonprofit help
We have had a couple of unusual problems lately. As a nonprofit, you often try to figure things out yourself, but we really needed specific guidance and legal knowledge. Teresa helped quickly, efficiently, effectively in both cases. I recommend her highly.
Posted by Richard | August 9, 2015
Great Job Done by Teresa Daggett
Teresa Was recommended to us by an attorney group in Spokane, WA. We contacted her and were able to get an appointment to see her within a couple days. We sold our business and wanted her to represent us from acceptance of sale to closing. She gave us a very organized schedule on her firm, her work, and the costs and scope of work she would do as well as a well-defined list of needs we could email or fax to her to get started. She was back to us the day after submitting the needs list to go over the data and told us she would be back to us once she had touched base with the buyer's attorney, and did so with a very detailed look at the whole transaction and how we should feel good about their intent and ability to do the deal. She stayed in touch with us nearly every day while she sent papers to their attorney and getting the needs from him she had asked for as well. She amended sections of the purchase agreement several times during the course of the transaction and always highlighted the areas of changes. She also worked hard for us and our best interests. For example, there was a contract for the balance of purchase price that had no interest stated. She stated there needs to be payment of interest and negotiated a fair rate to be paid in the agreement. She also negotiated more collateral to be put behind the continued payments of the five year contract, an issue we were definitely worried about as far as having some peace of mind we would receive the funds after closing. She also made clear that certain vendors we needed paid that we were in arrears with at the time would be paid. Most importantly, she represented us with the assigned IRS agent to pay and clear the tax liens that had accrued over the past few years of troubled times for the business. She was at her best in helping us get the liens paid as agreed by the seller and fully released by the IRS. Teresa was always cordial, professional, and upbeat in her dealings with us. She made us feel very comfortable during the course of the transaction, even when problems occurred. She gave us a closing checklist that was so organized, we felt sure we knew exactly what was going to happen. She also was instrumental in documents drawn which were construed to be the responsibility of the buyer's attorney, but not completed by him. Such a document was the estoppel letter to be signed by our present landlord at the place of business. Teresa was truly on our side of a transaction we needed to occur due to our difficulties in keeping our business profitable, She knew our deal was skinny as far as what we needed in order to pay off our business notes and lines of credit as well liens to IRS. Knowing this, she gave us a break on her normally charged rate, which really aided our ouy of pocket concerns. The sellers changed closing dates three times due to their stated needs and she kept us up to date on our concerns about these delays and assured us the intent was there to close and that July 6th would be the final extension as it was. All in all she always kept us informed and feeling good things were going to happen and that she would make sure all contacts were made and all needs were met, many times by her taking things on herself to get done. She thanked us for being such gracious customers, which we thought was so professional, when she was the one that did all the work and was so gracious throughout. My wife and I can't say enough about the professional and gracious way we were treated as well as the diligent and organized work she completed for us. Thank You, so much Teresa for being there for us and making the long journey of completing the sale of our business so easy.
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Posted by Steve | July 29, 2015
Very knowledgeable attorney!
Teresa Daggett did a great job handling all the legal aspects and issues of a business acquisition for me. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, and a good communicator (both with me and with the other associated parties that need to be in the loop). I appreciated the fact that Teresa knew what needed to be done to protect my interests and those of our company, and she took charge and handled those matters that needed to be handled. Her rates are reasonable, and when I consider the quality and quantity of her work, I felt like I got good value for the money. I would highly recommend Teresa.
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Posted by Gregory | September 27, 2014
A bottomless resource - teamwork, savvy and temperament
The trouble with experts is their specialization. Teresa's secret is bringing others' expertise into conversations so she's never the road block to best advice, strong strategy and reliable results. Neither limited by expertise or work style, its hard to imagine a stronger legal partner for our business.
Posted by Jim | July 2, 2014
Teresa Dagget helped our organization
Terest has been a pleasure to work with. She knows the law and responds in a quick and efficient manner. Our organization needed to file for recognition as an organization and to achieve tax free status. Teresa understood our problems and went right to work on this. She cleared up our problem and did so for a very reasonable price.
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Posted by Corey | July 2, 2014
Great lawyer for start-ups!
As the co-founder of a small start-up, I needed an attorney who understood all the intricacies of starting a business, from drafting employment contracts to creating securities offerings. Teresa Daggett came highly recommended by a local CEO and given that endoresment, I had high expectations. That said, Teresa consistently exceeds my expectations; she's exceptionally responsive by phone or email, works hard to answer any questions accurately and turns over work product with extraordinary speed, She's also incredibly conscientious about costs, which as a cash-strapped start-up founder, I greatly appreciate!
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Posted by Fred | June 26, 2014
Business Transfer of Ownership
Ms. Daggett came highly recommended by another attorney I was working with on another matter. I met with her to find out if she could help me draw up the needed form for selling my consulting practice. That was her specialty and she said he could be of great benefit. About a year later when I found the right buyer, I contacted her again to draw up the the forms based on the mutually agreeable terms with the buyer. She not only addressed all of the topics I had discussed with the buyer, she addressed other vital topics as well. Was I charged more for the additional work. No, she charged me exactly what we had initially agreed upon. I highly recommend her to handle a transfer of ownership project.
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Posted by Brian | June 25, 2014
Consulting contract review
I worked with Teresa to make sure I wasn't violating any parts of the non-compete clauses in the various contracts I was under by taking on some new work. Not only did she validate this, but she provided edits to the new contract that levelled the playing field more in my favor as well as provided some recommendations about structuring my consulting business. I will return to here for review and help with future contracts.
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Posted by Lauren | September 9, 2013
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer!
I am so grateful that I found Teresa. She helped me with a very sensitive matter involving a former employee. Teresa immediately understood how time sensitive the issue was and worked quickly to get the matter resolved. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about the law, she was very supportive and empathetic to my situation. Teresa really helped me get through a very emotional situation by working hard to put my mind at ease and by just being a genuinely nice and thoughtful person.
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Posted by Ian | September 4, 2013
A great, accessible attorney and advisor
Teresa was fantastic! We had some specific tasks I needed help with for my company. She gave great advice, was accessible when I needed, and was great at making sure my staff and I knew what we needed to do. I'd recommend her to anyone. She also explained the pluses and minuses
Posted by Paul van Gemert | November 17, 2011
Small Business Sale
Teresa was totally engaged and responsive right from our initial communication. She slowly and carefully asked me to review my current situation and personal need, and then we broke it down to the initial action steps. Once I had agreed to her contract as my attorney, we quickly moved to dealing with the issue of negotiating the sale of my interest in my company to my business partner. I experienced many push backs and resistance during this process from my then, business partner. Teresa had the innate ability to manage my frustrations and concerns, and then assist in presenting them in a logical and decisive manner to my buyer. Teresa not only steered much off the communications, but also provided very consistent updates and checkin during this period. Once we finally had a workable agreement in place, Teresa stayed completly focused on getting all the right paperwork and agreement from his attorney, in order to finalize things. Teresa is by far the most empathetic, genuine and caring person I have ever worked with in a legal environment. Suffice to say, if anyone is reading this review as research, she will most definately be the best choice you will make. Always approachable and I feel she sincerely wants the best for her clients. I will definately being using Teresa for any future legal requirements.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2011
Excellent outside general counsel for growing technology LLC.
As outside general counsel, Teresa did a great job! She competently handled Board of Directors communications, the minute book, commercial agreements, employment agreements, and a major investment in the company. We especially appreciated her ability to understand the nuances in our business and to provide sound legal advice on a broad range of matters. I highly recommend her as general counsel.
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Posted by Greg | October 27, 2010
Very helpful business lawyer
Teresa Daggett helped me establish my LLC. She was very flexible, we actually first met in a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon and she immediately put wheels in motion the next day. She listened carefully to my objectives and proposed the LLC path which I accepted. The whole LLC registration process was very smooth and easy as Teresa handled all the paperwork and the procedure. I will definitely use Teresa's services again if needed.
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Posted by Dr Karen La | May 2, 2010
Professional and Knowledgeable
I first met Teresa at a ThinkSpace event. She was very helpful in answering a lot of my legal questions . She is always on top of things and get all my paperwork done in a timely manner. I completely trusted her knowledge and I am very happy with the service I received. Teresa is very professional and always let you know all your options before you make a decision. I would recommend Teresa to anyone in my social networking circle for any business legal advice.
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Posted by Barry | February 8, 2010
Review of Teresa Daggett
I am a small business owner. Teresa is sensitive to the many issues facing small business owners. She was upfront about costs, roles, and options. She explained legal issues in understandable terms. When she was not an expert in particular issues, she was upfront about her knowledge and proactively sought consultation from colleagues who had expertise in that particular area. I am particularly impressed by her ability to draft contracts and agreements in language that is easily understood by non-lawyers. All the while she shows utmost respect for the knowledge and skills of her client. I would whole-heartedly recommend Teresa.
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Posted by Liberty | January 19, 2010
Teresa is a professional who is personable and ease to work with. I appreciated her guidance while starting my new business.
Teresa helped me walk through the hoops of starting my first company. She took the reins, kept my in the loop, explained what was going on and always made sure I understood what she was doing. Thank you Teresa.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • 2004 - 2007


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Sale of shares in closely held family business
  • Closed transaction


  • UW Law School Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Seattle Select Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boarders 4 Parks
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Year
  • Seattle Select Attorneys
  • 2012


  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • How Washington State Failed to Protect Its Police Officers and How It Can Rectify This Failure
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle Select Attorneys Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Small Business Sale & Purchase: Connecting the Dots
  • 2012
  • Seattle Select Attorneys
  • Securities Law for the Non-Securities Attorney
  • 2009
  • Jump Start Your Business
  • Business Law Essentials
  • 2009
  • Washington Continuing Legal Education Bootcamp
  • Corporate Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (14)
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Securities offerings Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Teresa is a top-notch knowledgeable securities and business lawyer. I handle corporate transactions including private offerings for established clients up to a certain level. When I reach the ceiling of my knowledge, Teresa is an excellent resource for assisting in the more sophisticated issues. She works very collegially and cost-effectively with other attorneys. I have also recommended her for the entire securities offering work for new or less-established clients, where I do not have the background in their business to know what the disclosure memo should cover. Teresa is very affable, pleasant to work with, and dedicated to excellent work product as a reasonable fee."
Securities offerings Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is very knowledgeable in her areas of practice and a leader in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Teresa on a business matter. She is a dedicated lawyer with a passion for helping business owners succeed. She is not only competent and experienced but also very approachable, which makes her stand out as an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Daggett is the attorney to call when you have a business matter or any other legal problem. She has "Big Firm" experience and, therefore, would be the person to call when you pick up that phone. More importantly, she is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, and highly responsive."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Teresa has incredible business knowledge and experience and an amazing eye for detail."
Business Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Teresa is a principled attorney with great business savvy and integrity."
Business Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Teresa is an exceptionally able business lawyer. She offers years of practical experience, animated by a deep and passionate commitment to her clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa and I are fellow members of a number of local professional organizations, and I have been consistently impressed with her integrity and her knowledge of corporate securities law, Washington corporate law and business transactions generally. As a tax lawyer who finds myself doing significant corporate business planning for clients, I often consult Teresa on corporate and business planning issues. She is generous with her expertise, an intellectually curious person and a valuable resource to the legal community. She is also a pleasure to work with, certainly not something that can be said about just any lawyer!"
Business Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily recommend Teresa Daggett to any business looking for competent representation. For as long as I have known Teresa she has always been consistently upbeat and solution-focused. Teresa also understands the needs of businesses, is honest, and hard working."
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa Daggett is an extremely competent and experienced attorney in her field. She has excellent people-skills and I would highly recommend her for any client from the small business owner to a large corporation."
Securities offerings Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is a intelligent and very capable attorney with expertise in securities and business law."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa brings a tremendous amount of good energy to her practice. She has taken much of the good from the large firm practice – high ethical and technical standards – and brings that to her practice for smaller, more cost-sensitive clients. Whenever I have had a question, she has been unstintingly generous with her time, knowledge, and experience."
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you're considering working with Teresa, look no further. She has very impressive large firm experience and top-notch expertise in all sorts of business matters, including corporate and securities law. Yet she brings a thoughtful, caring, and personalized approach to her clients. I highly recommend her work!"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Teresa. She is an excellent lawyer with great business sense. She is highly skilled, extremely responsive to clients, bright and personable."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Teresa brings great energy to her work. She cares deeply about her work and her clients. She's organized, careful and thoughtful - all great qualities in an attorney."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked extensively with Teresa and she is very thorough and hard working. She has experience in a wide range of transactions and does an excellent job."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Teresa is an effective communicator who is always prepared and enjoyable to work with."
Business Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great lawyer to work with. Very responsive. Good practical knowledge of business transaction documentation. Good attention to detail. Don't hesitate to recommend her."
Securities offerings Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Teresa on a number of matters, and have found her to be reasonable, responsive and enjoyable to work with."
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Estate planning
Trademark application
Securities offerings
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions