The Venture Alley is a blog about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. The Venture Alley is edited by Trent Dykes and Andrew Ledbetter, corporate and securities lawyers at DLA Piper.
Contributing authors to The Venture Alley include corporate and securities lawyers from the Seattle office of DLA Piper, which Chambers USA describes as “[a] team that exceeds all expectations.” (Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010). In addition to representing entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors, DLA Piper’s Seattle lawyers also assist some of the Pacific Northwest’s top companies with their SEC reporting, public offerings, M&A, cross-border transactions and general commercial and securities litigation.
The Venture Alley is listed in the ABA Journal’s 10th Annual Blawg 100 directory.
I am a corporate and securities attorney who represents emerging growth companies and the investors who invest in such companies, and am the Chair of the Northwest Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Practice for DLA Piper. My practice focuses on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. My clients are individual entrepreneurs, early stage, venture-backed and public companies and venture capital investors. I have done numerous initial and secondary public offerings and hundreds of seed and venture financings. I enjoy helping startup companies navigate their way into successful enterprises.
I am a corporate and securities attorney in Seattle. Over the years, I have represented numerous private companies, VC funds, placement agents, and others in venture transactions. Today, much of my work involves capital markets transactions, public company SEC reporting, and related corporate and disclosure advice. I have advised in dozens of initial public offerings, stock exchange listings, secondary offerings, public and private M&A deals, international transactions, PIPEs, spin-offs, going private transactions, and other transactions.
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