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Romney R. BrainMember

Professional Experience

Romney focuses his practice on two main areas: (1) corporate matters, business, business formation, structure and financing, and business transactions, and (2) real estate, acquisitions and transactions, and real estate financing. For more than 30 years, Romney has represented business owners and their companies in a broad variety of business matters including the following:

Business Practice

General corporate governance and advice related to same

Finance and financial debt/equity structuring

Mergers, acquisitions, reorganization, restructuring and recapitalization

Sales tax, excise tax and certain aspects of federal taxation

Negotiation and structuring of complex deals and preparation of all necessary agreements related to same

Intellectual property, IP licensing agreements and IP protection

Stock option plans, reverse vesting agreements and Section 83 issues

Master services agreements, terms of service, product and services warranties, etc

Assisting start-up companies on all fronts (formation, structuring, financing, private placement memorandums, Reg D offerings, IP issues and licensing, stock and employee matters, necessary business agreements, etc.)

Real Estate Practice

Acquisitions, sales, and exchanges of real property

Commercial and residential project development and structure, including condominiums and mixed use developments

Acquisition and development financing

Preparation and negotiation of documents and agreements related to the above

Real property title and due diligence matters, including matters dealing with easements and covenants

Romney is highly experienced in negotiating and handling a broad variety of complex legal transactions and during his years of practice has negotiated and handled more than 50 multi-million dollar transactions in the areas of business acquisitions and sales, mergers, financing, restructuring and recapitalization.

Publications and Presentations

Co-Author and Editor: Stay Out of Court and In Business, Every Businesspersons Guide to Minimizing Legal Risks, Archipelago Publishing (1997)

Professional and Community Involvement

Washington State Bar Association

Professional Recognition

AV-Peer Review™ Rated in Martindale-Hubbell®


LL.M., Boston University School of Law

J.D., Willamette University School of Law

B.A., University of Washington