Laura A. Bertin - Summit Law Group PLLC

Laura A. Bertin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Laura’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law.  She represents emerging growth, as well as established companies in a wide range of transactions, including angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, public offerings, federal and state securities law compliance, and corporate governance issues.  Laura acts as corporate counsel for a number of private venture-backed companies, as well as public companies, and assists her public clients with a wide range of issues, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, preparation and review of periodic reports, and compliance with insider trading and disclosure regulations.

University of WashingtonBA 1990Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1993
Jubilee Women's Center

Case History

Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Sale Transactions
  • Representation of Health Unity in connection with its acquisition by ZeOmega.

  • Representation of Chef’n Corporation in its sale to CID Capital.

  • Representation of Canine Hardware (Chuckit!) in its sale to Petmate.

  • Local counsel to Churchill Downs Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of Big Fish Games.

  • Representation of JWA Consulting in its sale to Truven Health Analytics.

  • Representation of Precision Genome Engineering in its sale to bluebird bio.

  • Representation of WRQ, Inc. in its sale to Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners.

  • Representation of the founders of buuteeq inc. in connection with the acquisition of buuteeq by The Priceline Group, Inc.

  • Representation of Pacific Medicaid Services, Inc. (and related affiliates) in connection with its acquisition by Cardon Healthcare Network, LLC.

  • Representation of Vieosoft, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of RxCentrix, LLC.

Financings
  • Representation of CookBrite, Inc. in connection with its convertible note bridge financing.

  • Representation of One4All, Inc. in connection with its convertible note bridge financings.

  • Representation of several selling stockholders and purchasers in connection with secondary sales of shares of common stock of various privately held companies.

  • Representation of IdealSeat, Inc. in connection with its convertible note bridge financings.

  • Representation of Seattle Certified Pizza (owner of local Mioposto restaurants) in connection with its equity financings.

  • Representation of PlayNetwork, Inc. in its Preferred Stock financings.

  • Representation of Powerit Solutions, Inc. in its Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock financings.

  • Representation of Twisted Pair Solutions, Inc. in its Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock financings.

Recent Public Company Experience
  • Counsel to BSQUARE Corporation in connection with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance matters and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • Counsel to BSQUARE in connection with several acquisitions.

  • Counsel to Helix BioMedix in connection with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance matters and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • Counsel to Helix BioMedix in connection with its “going private” transaction.

  • Counsel to Taggares Agriculture Corp. in connection with various initial public offering filings pursuant to the JOBS Act.

  • Counsel to International Absorbents in connection with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance matters and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  • Counsel to International Absorbents Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Kinderhook Industries LLC.

  • Counsel to Nextel Partners in connection with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance matters and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  • Counsel to Nextel Partners in connection with its initial public offering, follow-on public offering and numerous Rule 144A convertible debt and high-yield debt financings.

Office Location

315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104-2682
United States


Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law