Robert C. Seidel

Attorney

Bob is a 25+ year corporate finance attorney. His practice emphasizes emerging and growth companies and their needs to be structured to meet the needs and expectations of private equity, venture capital, potential acquirers or lenders.

Bob takes great pride in working with growing Northwest companies. He views his clients as partners. From start-ups through the middle market, he offers a practical and thoughtful approach to strategic decisions, financing alternatives and exit opportunities. Because Bob has worked on both sides of the financing process and the M&A world, he has learned to quickly translate the needs of investors and strategic partners for management and entrepreneurs.

Bob counsels clients on all manner of corporate transactions, including sales of businesses through merger, stock sales and asset sales; and other strategic business relationships. He counsels his clients on early stage financings, venture and private equity financings and other capital formation efforts. In addition, he works closely with many boards of directors, advising them on equity and cash compensation and various business matters.

Introduction

Bob is a 25+ year corporate finance attorney. His practice emphasizes emerging and growth companies and their needs to be structured to meet the needs and expectations of private equity, venture capital, potential acquirers or lenders.

Bob takes great pride in working with growing Northwest companies. He views his clients as partners. From start-ups through the middle market, he offers a practical and thoughtful approach to strategic decisions, financing alternatives and exit opportunities. Because Bob has worked on both sides of the financing process and the M&A world, he has learned to quickly translate the needs of investors and strategic partners for management and entrepreneurs.

Bob counsels clients on all manner of corporate transactions, including sales of businesses through merger, stock sales and asset sales; and other strategic business relationships. He counsels his clients on early stage financings, venture and private equity financings and other capital formation efforts. In addition, he works closely with many boards of directors, advising them on equity and cash compensation and various business matters.

Experience & Results

  • Represented Columbia Nutritional Service, Inc. in connection with its sale to FV Capital, LLC
  • Represented HP Innovations LLC in connection with the purchase of IDL Precision Machining, LLC
  • Represented venture investor in connection with merger of portfolio company
  • Represented WaveDivision Holdings management team in connection with sale of company
  • Represented SNAPforSeniors, Inc. in connection with sale of business
  • Counsel to GTO, LLC in connection with its purchase and financing of Meridian Transportation Resources and Oregon Coachways
  • Counsel to Matrima, Inc. in connection with its sale to FriendFinders Network, Inc., a publicly traded company
  • Representation of Commercial Sound, Inc. in connection with its sale to Downstream Partners, Inc.
  • Representation of Above The Met LLC in connection with a Series A financing
  • Representation of Nura Life Sciences in connection with a Series A financing
  • Representation of Evo Investment Fund, LLC in connection with raising funds and completing a Series B investment in Evo, Inc.
  • Counsel to Perlego, Inc. in connection with convertible debt financings and a Series B financing
  • Rainier Software, Inc. in connection with a Series A financing
  • Spencer Vascular Diagnostics, Inc. in connection with sale to Swedish Health Services
  • Represented VAS I, LLC in connection with financing and investment in D Square Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Counsel to SH Worldwide LLC in connection with several business acquisitions, including Wellstream Events, Inc. and an investment in MC&A
  • Restructuring and spin-out of the technology assets of Virtuoso, Ltd. into 23TouchPoints, Inc.
  • Sale of Neural Audio, Inc. to DTS Digital Entertainment
  • Wireless Services Corp. (SinglePoint) sale of Series 1 Preferred Stock
  • Represented owner of Northwest Laboratories, Inc. in connection with sale to Modern Dental Laboratories
  • Represented Northwest Security Services in connection with sale to management team
  • Represented investors in the Series 1 Preferred Stock financing by GoTV Networks Inc.
  • Represented ownership in sale of Sammamish Valley Cycles to an investment group

Education

  • Dartmouth College (A.B., with Distinction, 1979)
  • University of San Francisco (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985)

Admissions

  • Washington

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • Ranked in Washington State by Chambers USA in the area of Corporate/Commercial since 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law since 2012
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Mergers and Acquisitions Law since 2012
  • Named on the Washington Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers® Magazine since 2010
  • Top Lawyer Award Recipient, Seattle Magazine
  • Top Business Lawyer Award Recipient, Seattle Business
  • Top Lawyer - Business/Commercial Award Recipient, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine