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John A. Myer represents start-up companies from formation, through angel financing to merger or acquisition. He also negotiates bank or venture capital financing for established businesses and drafts contracts with companies’ employees, customers or vendors. In addition, Mr. Myer represents investment advisers who operate hedge funds and others who manage public mutual funds. Mr. Myer also advises the U.S. commercial enterprises on conducting offerings to immigrant investors in compliance with the requirements of the EB-5 Program.

Mr. Myer is a member of the Securities Committee of the Washington State Bar Association.

Prior to moving to Seattle in 2004, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York and Frankfurt), White & Case (Miami) and Paul Weiss (London). Before his career in law, Mr. Myer served as a financial analyst and management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc. He was also a member of the faculty of the Management Education Institute (now the Hult International Business School) where he taught courses in quantitative methods and financial modeling for MBA students.

Mr. Myer grew up in Austria and speaks fluent German.



Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 20%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Venture Capital: 15%
  4. M & A: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Lawrence Mericle

    John and I have served together on panels of the annual Northwest Securities Institute -- sponsored by the Washington and Oregon bar associations -- and I have found him to be both extremely knowledgeable in the field of securities regulation (and its practical applications) as well as hard working and conscious of our duty, as lawyers, to improve the provision of legal services.


    John Mericle Securities offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Roger M. Townsend

    John is extremely knowledgeable about corporate, venture and business transactions. John understands business realities and how to provide effective services at a fair price. I recommend him for both public and private company issues, and he has vast experience in working with hedge funds.


    Roger Townsend Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Myer Law PLLC

2101 Fourth Ave.
Suite 1900
Seattle, WA, 98121-2315


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifUniversity of Miami School of Law1995
Member of the Univ. of Miami Law ReviewUniversity of Miami Law Review1993
Rufus Choate ScholarDartmouth College1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselAXIOS Law Group2008 - 2009
PartnerMyer Law Firm PLLC2004 - 2008
PartnerFriedbauer & Myer LLC2003 - 2004
AssociatePaul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison2001 - 2003
AssociateWhite & Case2000 - 2001
Senior CounselOcwen Financial Corporation1998 - 2000
AssociateSullivan & Cromwell1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)Dispute Resolution Arbitrator2015 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubChair, Membership Committee2015 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubMember of the Board of Governors2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionSecurities Committee Member2009 - Present
Seattle Alternative Investment SocietyMember2008 - Present
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of SeattleMember2008 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubHuman Resources & Benefits Committee2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubChair, Athletic Committee2014 - 2015
Washington Athletic ClubTreasurer, Chair Finance Committee2013 - 2014
Washington Athletic ClubChairman, Food & Beverage Committee2012 - 2013
Zino SocietyMember and Angel Investor2010 - 2014
Washington Athletic ClubAudit Committee2009 - 2012
Washington Athletic ClubWine Advisory Committee2008 - 2012
Washington Athletic ClubBudget & Finance Committee2008 - 2012
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of SeattleSecretary and Member of the Executive Committee2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carnival Corporation's acquisition of P&O Princess Cruises PLCTransaction successfully completed
IPO of Deutsche Telekom AGTransaction completed
Ocwen Financial Corporation's acquisition of Ocwen Asset Investment Corp.Transaction completed
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Publication nameTitleDate
TechCrunchNew law changes the liquidity game for tech company founders, workers and investors2016
nPost BlogHow a Good Contract Will Keep You Out of Court – Part 1: Merger Clauses2009
nPost BlogSoftware Developers Beware of Overreaching by Intellectual Property Assignment Provisions2009
COMPUTER L. REV. INTL. (6/2001)Online Securities Offerings and Investor Protection (written with Stephen Wilske and Sarah A. Barker)2001
49 U. MIAMI L. REV. 855 (1995)Paying for Personal Representatives and their Attorneys May Cost You an Arm and a Leg1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyManagementMS - Master of Science1980
Dartmouth CollegeMathematics, EconomicsAB1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law SectionFederal Securities Law Update2016
36th Annual Northwest Securities InstituteDevelopments in Transactional Practice2016
Founder's SeriesOpportunities & Challenges for Creating Early Liquidity2014
Seattle Angel ConferenceCrowd Funding? Paths to investment for startups2012
Business Law SectionRecent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Regulations2012
Attracting Foreign Capital through the EB-5 Visa ProgramSecurities Law Compliance for EB-5 Regional Centers2012
32nd Annual NW Securities InstituteRecent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Markets2012
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN)Building a Value Foundation: Moving towards Financ2009
Solo/Small Firms Law SectionPrivate Placement of Securities2008