Our team of corporate, securities, and M&A lawyers serve as more than just legal advisors — we are partners in growth with our clients, from startups to the Fortune 500. We offer a full range of corporate legal services and are proud to advise some of the Northwest’s most established and respected companies, such as Nordstrom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, REI, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Prestige Care and Pendleton Woolen Mills on a range of business matters. READ MORE
As business lawyers, we see our job as helping clients reach goals — this includes helping launch and secure financing for innovative startups, advising middle-market companies on tax and regulatory matters, and guiding privately-held as well as publicly-traded companies through complex financial, securities and strategic transactions. Our team has extensive experience representing clients in highly regulated, customer-facing industries, and we regularly advise companies looking to break into new markets domestically or internationally. Lane Powell is a member of The World Law Group, which provides us access to the legal knowledge of professionals across a network of 57 leading law firms in 76 countries worldwide.
We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses, industries and goals, and tailor our approach to each client, regardless of deal size. We have completed deals, on both the buy-side and sell-side, for clients ranging from small family-owned or closely-held businesses, to middle-market companies, and to large public and multi-national businesses. We regularly leverage the technical skills of colleagues throughout the firm, in disciplines such as tax, antitrust, labor and employment, litigation, product liability, environmental and real estate to ensure that we are considering all angles of a merger, acquisition or other significant transaction. We work closely with public and private companies, investors, financial advisors, bidders and targets, and hostile and friendly parties on:
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized our Corporate, Securities and M&A Team as “among the best in town.” One of its sources enthused “the extensive tenure, experience, and the genuine collegiality and team approach of the firm's partners not only brings all of the requisite expertise to any complex situation, but expedites the transaction process, lowering costs and enhancing decision-making.” Our team is also highly ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for our work in mergers and acquisitions law.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of regulatory compliance and disclosure under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We routinely advise public companies in preparing their periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including annual reports, proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, press releases and other shareholder communications. We also regularly interface with the SEC regarding clients’ compliance and disclosure obligations.
We guide companies, their directors and executives in connection with Rule 144 and Section 16 reporting obligations, and we routinely counsel public companies on:
We regularly advise both public and private clients on a variety of corporate governance matters, including:
Our team is regularly called upon to assist in internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing and to advise Boards of Directors with respect to such concerns.
Our broad securities transactional experience includes the issuance of securities in registered public offerings and private placements of both equity and debt securities.
Representing issuers, underwriters and investors, our attorneys provide time-sensitive advice and guidance in complying with federal and state securities laws and other requirements, including:
We regularly counsel public and private companies in ongoing securities compliance in a manner tailored to meet the client’s level of need, internal expertise and available resources.
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