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Overview

Ken represents individuals and companies in business planning, including business formation and financing, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, purchase and sales agreements, partnership, limited liability companies, contractual agreements and shareholder agreements.

Ken has more than 40 years of experience in representing buyers and sellers in hundreds of business mergers and acquisitions of all sizes, involving technology, construction, manufacturing, service, health care and consumer related companies. Ken’s practice focuses on serving as outside general counsel to companies and high net worth individuals.

Experience

Experience

  • Counsel to a Seattle-based software technology services company sold to a national Fortune 500 company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based electrical contractor, purchaser of a Portland, Oregon electrical contractor.
  • Counsel to a vineyard owner company in the acquisition of a premier vineyard in eastern Washington.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based occupational and environmental health sciences service provider, purchaser of a New York-based environmental health sciences service provider.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based software services provider sold to a New York-based publicly traded company.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based specialty clothing manufacturer and distributor, purchaser of a Texas-based company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based specialty clothing manufacturer and distributor acquired by a national private equity fund.
  • Counsel to a subsidiary of a national Canadian construction company in the acquisition of a Minnesota-based regional construction company.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based engineering company sold to a company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based specialty magazine publisher sold to a national magazine publisher.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based brick manufacturer sold to a Seattle-based company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based paving contractor in the acquisition of multiple regional paving contractors.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based software technology company sold to a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based specialty publisher sold to a publisher in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based construction materials distributor in the acquisition of a California-based company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based software technology company sold to a publicly traded conglomerate.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based administrative services provider to the hedge fund industry in its acquisition by a Colorado-based company with a national practice in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based marketing and strategic planning consultant merged with and into a Seattle-based company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Washington public hospital in the acquisition of a large private medical clinic.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based hospital in the acquisition of a large private medical clinic.
  • Counsel to a Seattle-based telecommunications company acquired by a Seattle-based telecommunications company.
  • Counsel to the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian national machinery equipment distributor acquired by a U.S. publicly traded company in the same industry.
  • Counsel to a Washington-based investment company in the acquisition of a California winery.

Admissions

  • Washington, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • J.D., Stanford University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Washington Foster School of Business (with honors)

Honors & Recognition

  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2004
  • NAIOP, Legal Representative for Transaction of the Year, 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
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