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Brett Michael Spooner

Business Attorney at Richland, WA

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About Brett

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Brett Spooner is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner of Gravis Law, PLLC a National Law Firm with headquarters in Richland Washington. On a day to day basis Brett runs Gravis Law and dedicates much of his free time to the growth and expansion of small businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Cities. As an angle investor, tech enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur, he merges his skills and interests to solve access-to-law problems.

Brett earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013 after four years working in the legal and tech sector. At Gonzaga, he focused his studies on Business Law and Securities Regulation, working in the Business Law Clinic, and organized joint entrepreneurial and startup efforts across the community. Through law school he grew, started his first privately held investment company, and managed a national consulting company that provided software implementation, cybersecurity, and process management procedures to law firms and banks. After Gonzaga he jumped right into practice for himself and Founded Gravis Law, PLLC.

He is currently the Founder and CEO of Manage Squared, Inc. a software as a service company that makes legal case management software, and President of a co-working space called Fuse, where one of Gravis Law, PLLC’s offices is located. Further, because of his strong interest in economic development, he is on the Board of the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gesa Credit Union, Wildland Labs, Inc, and State of Motion, where he focuses his volunteer time with organizations that further the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Brett is passionate about spreading his knowledge about business with his community, he provides education openly to the community every change he gets; teaching about business and law at both Launch University, Fuse, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Columbia Basin Community College, where he lectures on topics such as entrepreneurship, business development, board development, millennials in the workforce, and private access to capital.

Brett’s goal is to solve accessibility issues in law, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the nation. He is a serial entrepreneur himself and seeks to achieve a healthy balance between real world business experience and the legal profession. To attain this harmony, he is actively engaged in multiple philanthropic works, investment funds, commercial real estate development, and private business endeavors ranging from a solar-powered distillery to software as a service company.

When Brett is not immersed in the business community of the Tri-Cities, he spends time with his wife and daughters. He also enjoys mountain biking, hunting, golf, and writing science fiction. He believes most in the national activation of local community impact, and capitalism for cause.

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Licensed for 9 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/30/2023

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

Contact Brett

Gravis Law, PLLC
503 Knight St.
Suite A
Richland, WA, 99352-7815

Reviews

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Posted by Grant | June 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Small Business's Best Friend
I work with Brett and the team at Gravis Law exclusively. From drafting operating agreements, shareholder communications, incorporation articles, to assistance with vesting tables, and being extremely responsive and diligent you'll be hard-pressed to find a better firm in a 100 miles.
Posted by Becca | May 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney with Solid Business Perspective
I worked with Brett consistently for three years while I was at Flex Rental Solutions. He provided both the owners and company management with excellent advice, helped us navigate growing global company legal challenges, and helped us get our terms & conditions in appropriate shape. We ultimately retained Gravis Law as the organization's legal representation, and it was good investment for Flex. I appreciated Brett's knowledge, understanding of software, legal skill set, and his solid, practical recommendations well matched with a strategic perspective.
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Posted by Casey | May 31, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney I can trust
Brett has helped me in entity formation, creation of operating agreements, and with my company acquiring another company. He was extremely knowledgeable in these areas and put in the time to learn things he wasn't already familiar with. I appreciated his candidness when we got into an area he wasn't fully up to speed on and that he would need to consult another attorney or do some research. Really helped gain my trust. Will continue to use
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Posted by Justin Jones | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable, great to work with
Brett did an excellent job explaining all the options for our Estate and Trust planning- we ended up with an excellent solution at a very reasonable price- highly recommended.
Posted by Brendan Q. | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Brett and everyone he works with are great. He helped us incorporate and has met with us several times (even before we had hired him) to answer questions and help us through the process. Overall, working with Brett has been a fantastic experience. His wisdom and expertise have been invaluable, and he's also friendly and easy to talk to.
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Posted by Chad Wilcott | August 6, 2015
Top Notch
Brett and his entire staff were a joy to work with. They were all very professional, insightful and responsive. I was very impressed on how they handled our families Estate Planning. Brett and Derek also did an incredible job presenting at a client event we hosted on Estate Planning. We recieved tons of positive feedback about the content and how it was presented. I would strongly recommend Gravis Law.
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Posted by Torey | July 6, 2015
Multiple Projects - Great Attorney
Brett has provided multiple legal documents, business formation documents and filings, and general legal advice for my multiples businesses. He is easy to talk to and seems to genuinely care. He is the stand alone top choice for anybody in the Mid-Columbia looking for an attorney who is tech savvy and understands the start-up landscape. I would recommend him.
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Posted by Jill | September 15, 2014
Responsive and resourceful!
Mr. Spooner reviewed several employment related documents for me. He asked insightful questions, corrected errors, and explained potential risks. I was pleased with his legal advice, and impressed when he completed my project a day earlier than promised!
Posted by Lynette | July 29, 2014
Knowledgeable and Engaging Professional
Mr. Spooner was most helpful in the formation of my new Limited Liability Corporation. He took the time to explain in depth the process and when it was completed, he presented me with a binder containing all the critical documents. When I opened my Business checking account, the bank had no problems reviewing the necessary information and the paperwork was completed without issue. I highly recommend this personable, polite and knowledgeable professional.
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Posted by Grant | July 28, 2014
Friendly and Insightful Legal Advice
Mr. Spooner was extremely engaged and helpful during my company's incorporation process. His perspective and advice made it easy, if not enjoyable, to draft articles of incorporation and bylaws which are a great fit for our fledgling company. If you're looking for a lawyer who will go above and beyond to see you and your firm succeed, call Brett.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder - CEO and Managing Partner
  • Gravis Law, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Gonzaga University & Gonzaga Law School Business Clinic
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Founder - Fund Manager
  • Gravis Group, LLC
  • 2008 - 2018

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Washington State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Associations

  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gesa Credit Union
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wildland Labs, Inc.
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tri-Cities Startup Weekend Alumni
  • Organizer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fuse, SPC
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fuse, SPC
  • Executive Committee
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Young Professional 2018
  • Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
  • 2018
  • Member of the Year
  • Fuse, SPC
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Advising Technology Startups 101
  • 2017
  • TriConf
  • Coworking and Business
  • 2016
  • Rotary Event
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Economic Development
  • 2016
  • YPTC
  • Board Ready
  • 2015
  • TriConf
  • Crowd Funding for Startups
  • 2015
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Coworking
  • 2015
  • Corporate Securities Practice-Then and Now Symposium
  • Corporate Law Symposium
  • 2012
  • The Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act
  • Business Law Symposium
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brett is clearly dedicated to his practice and his clients. I endorse this lawyer and would recommend him to anyone looking for a business lawyer. He is a highly respected professional in the local legal and business community."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brett is an excellent lawyer. He is knowledgeable on all legal aspect impacting business. He has a passion for our community and its entrepreneurial efforts. I have work together with Brett on matters. He is a trustworthy attorney. I can confidently refer clients to him."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is passionate about helping individuals recognize and obtain their goals. Brett’s knowledge of the law coupled with his own passion for entrepreneurship makes him a unique and valuable resource for any client. I highly recommend Brett Spooner for anyone looking for a business attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brett is not just a great attorney with a strong, entrepreneurial background, but he is also a highly resourceful business owner. This unique combination puts him in a position to provide help to businesses, large and small, in a way not many other lawyers can. I've shared cases with Brett and he is one of the few attorneys I trust referring my own clients to when I can't help them myself."
Business Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett, is one of the smartest people I know, and he cares about his clients."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brett's passion for entrepreneurship is remarkable, and his hard work and talent in building his own businesses is mirrored in his capacity as an attorney and as a counselor for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brett has been a great attorney to toss around ideas with and uses a practical approach to resolve legal issues."
Business Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett Spooner’s knowledge of the law in combination with his background in computer science and business start-ups gives him a unique understanding of the inner workings and specific needs of his business clients, especially those in the tech fields. He is active in the community and a proponent of local businesses. I highly recommend Brett Spooner for anyone looking for a business attorney."
Business Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett is a motivated and thorough professional. From complex business solutions to a simple entity formation, Brett will assist you in solving your business needs."
Business Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding professional."
Business Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the opportunity to work with Brett on a variety of matters over the past few years and he continually impresses me with his capabilities. He is a well rounded attorney who has both legal and real life experience starting, operating, and growing businesses."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Brett to be a smart, hardworking, and detail-oriented attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Richland Business Lawyer Brett Michael Spooner
Brett Michael Spooner
Business Attorney
Richland, WA
Licensed for 9 years