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Barbara enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and uses a straightforward, innovative and practical approach to providing legal and business counsel.  Whether she is representing a client as outside general counsel or in connection with a specific transaction, she feels it is important for her to not only consider the legal implications but also the business challenges, goals and objectives in advocating for her clients.

Barbara has more than 20 years of experience representing the business needs of clients; first as a CPA for KPMG Peat Marwick and then as a Corporate, Securities and Finance attorney.  She earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Missouri-KC in 1994, where she was the Managing Editor of the UMKC Law Review.  Following five years of practicing law with an international law firm in Kansas City, Barbara moved to Seattle in 1999 to work for Perkins Coie, LLP.

On a personal note, because of her experiences growing up in Pakiston, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore as the child of career medical missionaries, Barbara has a broad view of the world and an appreciation for a variety of cultures. When she's not working, Barbara enjoys living her passion for adventure and travel.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Corporate: 25%
  3. M & A: 25%
  4. Securities Offerings: 25%
    23 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I have worked with Barbara on a variety of matters over the years in the areas of corporate law, securities, M&A and related matters. She is always meticulous and thoughtful in her advice and at the same time keeps her eye on the big picture and pragmatic outcomes. She is a pleasure to work with.


    John Hall Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Teresa B Daggett

    Barb Prowant is an excellent business and securities lawyer: knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and very intelligent. Barb also possesses the sensitivity and wisdom to listen deeply to her clients and opposing counsel and to know when to act -- and not act. It is this wisdom, borne of experience, that makes her a truly superior lawyer.


    Teresa Daggett Securities offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

4707 51st Place SW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98116


KSVoluntarily Inactive199509/03/2013
MOInactive voluntarily199401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wilbur L. Pollard Honor AwardUMKC Law Review1994
Teaching Assistant Excellence in Legal ScholarshipUMKC1994
Honor Court Excellence in LeadershipUMKC1994
American Jurisprudence Advanced Legal Writing AwardUMKC1993
Excellence in LeadershipUMKC - Student Bar Association1993
Business & Computer Science Graduate of the YearUnion College1987
Accounting Graduate of the YearUnion College1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerProwant Law, PLLC2006 - Present
Of CounselHolland & Knight LLP2003 - 2006
Senior AssociatePerkins Coie LLP1999 - 2003
Senior AssociateBryan Cave LLP1996 - 1999
AssociateShook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.1994 - 1996
Summer AssociateShook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.1993 - 1994
CPAKPMG LLP1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seraph Capital ForumPresident2011 - Present
Association of Adventist WomenBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssnSolo and Small Practice Section Member2006 - Present
Walla Walla UniversityBoard of Trustees & Executive Committee2006 - Present
North Pacific Union ConferenceBylaws & Governance Committee2005 - Present
Union CollegeBoard of Trustees2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssnBusiness Law Section Member1999 - Present
Center for Women & DemocracyBoard of Directors & Treasurer2010 - 2012
Seraph Capital ForumBoard of Directors2010 - 2011
MIT Enterprise Forum of the NorthwestBoard of Directors & Secretary2006 - 2010
Assn of Women Attorneys with Real ExperienceBoard of Directors2003 - 2010
Milton Murray Foundation for PhilanthropyBoard of Directors2003 - 2011
Walla Walla UniversityAdvisory Board Chair2003 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2008
UMKC Law ReviewMember & Managing Editor1992 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Partnership & Limited Liability Company DeskbookNature and Formation of Limited Liability Companies2010
UMKC Law ReviewManaging Editor1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJuris Doctorate, With High Honors1994
Union CollegeBusiness Management/AccountingBS - Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UW Leadership MBA ProgramPrivate Company Investing2013
Union College School of BusinessBusiness Awareness Series2012
Seraph Capital ForumThe Anatomy of an Angel Investment2012
Walla Walla University School of BusinessWomen in Business2011
UW Leadership MBA ProgramPrivate Company Investing2011
Washington Minority Bar AssnThinking Big; Flying Solo2010
UW Leadership MBA ProgramPrivate Company Investing2010
Seraph Capital ForumThe Art of Angel Investing2002