Romney R. Brain


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:

Representative Matters
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  • 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 & Presentations

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


  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., Willamette University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Washington


  • Washington

Professional Recognition

  • AV-Peer Review™ Rated in Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
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