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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

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Managing Partner: Gregory J Hollon
Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers:
27

Firm Overview:
Since 1995, McNaul Ebel, has earned their reputation as passionate, knowledgeable advocates. They have pursued success vigorously for their clients across a broad range of litigation and transactional matters. Whether they are leveraging their extensive trial experience to resolve complex disputes, handling sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, or providing tech startups with perspective on seed financing, McNaul Ebel has the experience, skill, and tenacity needed to achieve success. Their clients include well-established national brands and small local firms, global enterprises and individual entrepreneurs, institutional investors and technology startups.

Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
■Real Estate & Capital Markets
■Technology, Video Games & Emerging Media

Litigation & Trial Practice:
The trial-proven litigators at McNaul Ebel have decades of experience achieving excellent outcomes for their clients both in and out of court. The firm’s lawyers have tried and arbitrated scores of complex cases to verdict throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the country, and they are widely recognized for their talent, creativity, and relentless pursuit of success.
■Defended publicly traded company and its officers and directors against claims for breach of contract and breach of noncompetition agreement; obtained defense verdict after a multi-week jury trial
■Lead counsel for claimant in FINRA arbitration in New York against clearing broker alleging breach of contract, unauthorized trading and related claims; recovered eight-figure award ($11,333,000) on behalf of claimant
Contact: Gregory J. Hollon
Tel: +1 206 389 9348
Email: [email protected]
■Represented clients in breach of contract and Washington State Securities Act claims against health clinic; obtained judgment of over $33 million after arbitration that was confirmed by the court
■Represented clients in defending against wage withholding claim; obtained full defense verdict and a fee award after many week jury trial. After the court denied a motion for a new trial, no appeal was taken from the jury’s verdict
Contact: Malaika M. Eaton
Tel: +1 206 389 9331
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Capital Markets:
The real estate and capital markets group provides legal services across the entire life cycle of a real estate project, including due diligence, acquisition, financing, leasing and sale. The team also advises on entity formation, including the organization and operation of joint ventures, real estate investment trusts and other investment vehicles. They routinely advise owners, landlords, developers and lenders with regard to office, multi-family, mixed-use, industrial and hotel assets in all major United States markets.
■Represented the joint venture and its foreign pension fund investor in the acquisition, development and financing of a 770,000 square foot mixed-use project in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, which includes 565 residential units, 8,400 square feet of retail space and 387 underground parking spaces
■Represented the joint venture developer in connection with the acquisition, construction and leasing of the mixed-use transit-oriented project surrounding the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station in Seattle, Washington. McNaul drafted and negotiated all major deal documents, including acquisition agreements, ground leases, development agreements, construction contracts and retail leases
■Assisted a foreign investor with its joint venture investment with a Canadian developer in a $330 Million condominium project in downtown Seattle
Contact: Marc O. Winters
Tel: +1 206 389 9350
Email: [email protected]

Technology, Video Games & Emerging Media:
Real-time counselors to serial entrepreneurs, industry veterans, and their ventures. They help clients form companies, harness IP, raise financing, navigate complex inbound and outbound licensing arrangements, systematize their business models, and optimize liquidity events.
■Assisted multiple game development teams in exiting from large public companies to form, finance and launch independent ventures
■Assist multiple independent game studios in “parallel track” negotiation of development, publishing, platform and licensing deals
■Represented independent game studio in its acquisition by London-based platform, involving parallel buyout of China-based corporate investors
■Represent various digital entertainment companies in preferred stock financings led by Silicon Valley venture capital firms
■Represent graphics rendering technology ventures in IP licensing and partnering agreements with large public companies
■Innovate bespoke versions of SAFE and convertible note instruments for startup seed financings
Contact: William A. Carleton
Tel: +1 206 389 9368
Email: [email protected]