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Megan L. Muir

About Megan Muir

About me

Ms. Muir focuses on corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, formation and general corporate advice, as well as licensing.  She is a partner in the Seattle office of DLA Piper and serves as the regional chair of DLA Piper's Corporate and Securities Group.  She works with companies from the start-up stage through public offerings and acquisitions.  Ms. Muir has worked on hundreds of venture capital financings; mergers and acquisitions on behalf of both sellers and buyers; numerous initial public offerings; and has helped a variety of clients with their corporate partnering and licensing needs.  She also counsels boards of directors regarding fiduciary duty issues and frequently speaks on emerging company and venture capital related topics.


I am an editor and write for a blog for startups and venture capitalists, as well as a quarterly publication, Emerging Company and Venture Capital News.


Recent Publication:


“Minimizing Risks of Misuse of Confidential Information," Global Corporate Venturing


Recent Speaking Engagements Include:


"Changes in Term Sheets and Deal Structures," 14th Annual Venture Capital Financing Conference, The Seminar Group



"What's New in the Wireless Startup World," 4th Annual New Wireless Ecosystem Conference, Law Seminars International
“How the JOBS Act Eases Access to Capital” webinar
“Legal Issues for Startups,” University of Washington Foster School of Business
“Term Sheets & Deal Structures”, 13th Annual Venture Capital Financing Conference
"Fiduciary Duties in Private Companies", Securities Law for Emerging Companies seminar

“Key Term Sheet Issues”, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“How You (as In-House Counsel) & Your Company Can Survive and Thrive During Times of Transition,” Association of Corporate Counsel
“Recent Changes in Term Sheets and Deal Structures”, 11th Annual Venture Capital Financing Conference

“Advising the Board: Your Responsibilities as In-House Counsel - Common Issues that Arise in Public and Private Companies,” Association of Corporate Counsel

“Working with and Advising High-Tech Companies,” Washington State Bar Association