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Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 35%
    2 years
  2. Insurance: 35%
  3. M & A: 15%
    2 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 15%
    2 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan L. Muir

    Asher is one of the few attorneys in Seattle with significant experience in venture capital fund formation. In addition, he handles challenging tax and partnership issues, as well as general corporate and securities work. He is responsive to client needs and will work hard to make sure deals stay on track.


    Megan Muir Venture capital Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Eric A Koester

    Asher represented the investors in a venture capital financing for my client. He was excellent to work with, made practical suggestions and proposed helpful solutions. A very smooth transaction that went well for all parties involved.


    Eric Koester Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

907 NW Ballard Way
Seattle, WA, 98107


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Who's Who ProfessionalStrathmore's Who's Who Registry & Global Network for Outstanding Professionals2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General Counsel and SecretaryTrupanion (TRUP)2013 - Present
AttorneyDLA Piper US LLP2006 - Present
AttorneyPearson - Merriam, P.C.2005 - 2006
AttorneyDorsey & Whitney LLP2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ignition Partners - Venture Capital Fund FormationClosed
Madrona Partners - Venture Capital Fund FormationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
TheVentureAlley.comOptions for Issuing Employees Equity in LLCs2013
The Venture AlleyForeign Fund Managers - Exemptions under the new Adviser's Act2010
The Venture Alley'Venture Capital Fund' - Proposed Definition for Adviser's Act Exclusion2010
The Venture AlleyHow VC Funds Work: Capital Commitments and Closings2010
The Venture AlleyQualified Small Business Stock - Tax Alert2010
InternetCarried Interest Taxation - Update2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2003
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonSociety and JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
7th Annual Northwest Private Equity ConferenceFederal Law Developments Affecting Private Equity2010
Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds - Tokyo, JapanU.S. and International Venture Capital Fund Formation2008
Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds - Beijing, ChinaU.S. and International Venture Capital Fund Formation2008