Matthew D. Viers

Attorney | Portland | 206.223.7117 |

Areas of Practice

Matt Viers focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters, specifically in the areas of venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and securities law compliance.  He also has experience advising business owners on debt and equity capitalization issues, intellectual property value maximization and exit planning.

Professional Experience

  • Graham & Dunn PC
    • Associate
    • Summer Associate
  • Cogence Group PC, Senior Associate
  • Thompson Wiest & Sickler PC, Associate

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington

Academics and Accreditations

  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)
    • Washington Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • American Society of Appraisers (Accredited Senior Appraiser — Business Valuation)
  • Seattle Pacific University (B.B.A., Finance, summa cum laude)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Startups and Emerging Companies


  • “For (When Nobody Knows) What It Is Worth: Incentivizing Convertible Debt Investors,” Puget Sound Business Journal The Startup Journey: Idea to Exit Special Insert (October 2, 2015)
  • “Supporting Startups: Will the JOBS Act Expand the Crowdfunding Crowd?” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (September 2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Valuation Basics for Startups,” TechfestNW Conference, Co-presenter (March 23, 2017)
  • “How to Value Your Company and Other Capital Strategies,” Lane Powell’s Third Annual Startups and Emerging Companies Seminar, Co-presenter (December 8, 2016)
  • “An Overview and Discussion of Corporate Directors’ Responsibilities and Duties,” Keiretsu Forum Northwest Academy, Co-presenter (May 4, 2016)
  • “Social Media and Intellectual Property — The Good, Bad and Ugly,” International Trademark Association Roundtable, Facilitator (January 30, 2013)
  • “Business Valuation Basics,” Multnomah County Bar Association CLE (2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Transactional LawMeet, Western Region, First Place and Best Draft (2012)
  • Transactional LawMeet, National Competition, Quarter-finalist and Best Draft (2012)

Professional and Community Activities

  • University of Washington Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Member, American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation Section

Matthew D. Viers

Attorney | Portland | 206.223.7117 |


Matthew D. Viers

Attorney | Portland | 206.223.7117 |