“I have used Cairncross & Hempelmann while a venture capitalist, operating a $60 million U.S. early stage fund, as our primary deal counsel and completed over 70 private equity debt and equity financing transactions with the firm. I have also dealt with highly complex senior management and board issues, litigation issues and complex transactions on a global basis with their support. The truly remarkable thing about the firm is that they are ethical, have high integrity and work with me then and now with utmost responsiveness. I have in my career unfortunately encountered some of the top firms in other major cities who do not perform with the integrity and responsiveness of this firm. I frankly can’t recommend them highly enough for corporate and securities law matters, particularly in the technology venture arena. I have dealt with major firms in Silicon Valley; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Houston; Portland, Oregon; and international firms, and Cairncross & Hempelmann stands out from the crowd.”
- Bill Kallman
Co-Founder of Global Energy Transmission
“I have used Cairncross & Hempelmann as corporate counsel for several technology companies over at least 15 years. During that time they have provided services including: corporate structure and filings; numerous private equity financing; several corporate acquisitions, sales and spin-outs; business contracts; and legal counsel to the board of directors and/or board committees. We have always been pleased with the expertise and service received. They are more cost-effective and more responsive than the Bay Area or New York firms, and they are more tuned in to our specific needs.”
- Steve Wood
CEO - Airnote LLC
“Top-notch in every regard. I’ve been an attorney for over 20 years, and as a fairly seasoned attorney, I’ve been exposed to many attorneys and firms. From my perspective–to use a sports analogy–it takes a 5-tool person to be a successful attorney in a large private firm. You have to be social/personable, highly competent in your subject area, organized, responsive, reliable and a good business person. There are few attorneys who successfully hit all those areas. I’m pretty critical when I’m paying $350-500.00 per hour. Ergo, there are many examples of firms and individual attorneys who fail to meet the above standard. To date, however, the attorneys I’ve worked with at Cairncross (Matt Hanna and Steve VanDerhoef) meet, and even exceed that standard.”
- Ian Taylor
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney | King County
“The firm has just a bunch of smart, cool people that are relationship driven and that is really unique.”
- William F. Vipond, Jr.
“Cairncross & Hempelmann is a great firm. Their attitude is positive and professional, and I get the feeling they really do enjoy their work. I have worked with a number of their attorneys in various departments and they have always been creative and well informed. Having worked with several other firms over the last 30 years, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend C&H to anyone.”
- Tad Fairbank
“Cairncross & Hempelmann enjoys a long-standing reputation in Seattle for excellence in the corporate law arena. The firm has served as my company’s general counsel for many years. I highly recommend them to any business seeking general corporate work or SEC counsel. They provide responsive, professional and cost effective legal services. As a lawyer by training and a former law professor, I consider myself a demanding client. Cairncross & Hempelmann has always met my expectations.”
- Ron Helm
CEO of Pacific Biomarkers, Inc.