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Emerging Business

Our emerging business attorneys represent companies with innovative products and business plans in key Pacific Northwest industries. Our clients include entrepreneurs developing, marketing, and selling medical devices, consumer products (including food and beverages), software, and Web‑based products and services. They include recipients of funding from local angel groups, have been recognized as leading companies at entrepreneurial award events, and are among the region's fastest growing companies.

Our team includes a diverse group of attorneys with experience in entity formation, angel and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, protection and licensing of intellectual property, tax, and executive compensation.

Representative Experience

Represented a consumer products company from angel financings to approximately $20 million in investment by private equity funds. Along the way, we assisted with trademark protection, employment matters, and a wide range of business relationships.
Prepared and negotiated key documents for multi-tranche convertible debt offering for privately held, early-stage company.
We help enforce copyright and trademark rights for a client with substantial intellectual property assets. Our work includes investigating and analyzing potentially infringing activities, recommending business-appropriate strategies for enforcing and preserving the client's intellectual property rights, and implementing those strategies.
Assisted clients with entity formation, operating agreements, and other issues related to establishing a new business.
Prepared franchise agreement for client launching new franchise venture, including key terms of trademark license and business operations requirements. Prepared disclosure and registration documents required to comply with federal and state franchise disclosure and registration laws.