Dori E. Brewer - Perkins Coie LLP

Dori E. Brewer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 206-359-8436

Dori Brewer is a partner with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, and advising closely-held companies and family-owned businesses.  She serves as outside general counsel to a number of significant private companies.  Her clients include Oberto Brands, Continental Mills, Clise Properties, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Columbia West Properties Inc. and Seattle Pacific Industries.

Dori leads the firm's Food and Beverage industry practice and has extensive experience in other consumer products industries as well, including apparel, footwear, and retail.  She advises clients on commercial contracts and transactions including product development, supply, manufacturing, co-pack, private label, marketing, distribution, and trademark license agreements.  Her merger and acquisition work includes representing both buyers and sellers of businesses in various industries.  She has represented founders and family-owned companies selling businesses to strategic buyers, private equity groups and company management.

Dori also works closely with owners of family-owned businesses to develop governance structures to support growth and stability of the business and to develop succession plans, whether leading to a sale of the company, raising capital from outside investors, or a continuation of the business with the next generation of family members.

University of WashingtonBA 1981Cornell Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
Washington State Bar Association

Client Comments

"Dori is a valuable business partner to Continental Mills. I don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call Dori because I know that she and her associates will provide balanced, comprehensive counsel in a timely manner on a wide range of topics. We have been able to execute effectively without internal general counsel largely due to Dori's support of our organization. Dori has a deep knowledge of many business issues, and when the need arises for a deeper expertise in a specific area, she does a great job of bringing the right resources to the table - not just the right technical skills, but the right style to match our management style. I am very pleased to have Dori as part of our team."

-Michael Castle
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Continental Mills, Inc.

"Ms. Brewer has an uncanny ability to listen to a complex business problem and provide a creative solution that meets all the goals of the parties. Suggestions are always taken with an open mind - even from non-legal sources! She is timely, thorough, and focused at all client meetings. She is a wonderful individual and a sharp legal mind to partner with for all business legal needs."

-Nancy Zevenbergen
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC

"Ms. Brewer has provided our company with outstanding support as our legal counsel on all legal matters. She serves as a key support to our Board of Directors meetings and she provides fast and efficient support to our executive team. Both she and her firm can support just about any issue facing companies in this ever-changing business environment. She is truly a key member of our team."

-Thomas Campanile
President and CEO
Oberto Sausage Company

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law