Robert C. Seidel - Cairncross & Hempelmann

Robert C. Seidel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 206-254-4405

Bob is a 25+ year corporate finance attorney. His practice emphasizes emerging and growth companies and their needs to be structured to meet the needs and expectations of private equity, venture capital, potential acquirers or lenders.

Bob takes great pride in working with growing Northwest companies. He views his clients as partners. From start-ups through the middle market, he offers a practical and thoughtful approach to strategic decisions, financing alternatives and exit opportunities. Because Bob has worked on both sides of the financing process and the M&A world, he has learned to quickly translate the needs of investors and strategic partners for management and entrepreneurs.

Bob counsels clients on all manner of corporate transactions, including sales of businesses through merger, stock sales and asset sales, and other strategic business relationships. He counsels his clients on early stage financings, venture and private equity financings, and other capital formation efforts. In addition, he works closely with many boards of directors, advising them on equity and cash compensation and various business matters.

Dartmouth CollegeAB 1979University of San FranciscoJ.D. 1985
Northwest Entrepreneur NetworkMIT Enterprise Forum of the NorthwestWashington Technology Industry AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Recent transactions:
  • Represented Columbia Nutritional Service, Inc. in connection with its sale to FV Capital, LLC
  • Represented HP Innovations LLC in connection with the purchase of IDL Precision Machining, LLC
  • Represented venture investor in connection with merger of portfolio company
  • Represented WaveDivision Holdings management team in connection with sale of company
  • Represented SNAPforSeniors, Inc. in connection with sale of business
  • Counsel to GTO, LLC in connection with its purchase and financing of Meridian Transportation Resources and Oregon Coachways
  • Counsel to Matrima, Inc. in connection with its sale to FriendFinders Network, Inc., a publicly traded company
  • Representation of Commercial Sound, Inc. in connection with its sale to Downstream Partners, Inc.
  • Representation of Above The Met LLC in connection with a Series A financing
  • Representation of Nura Life Sciences in connection with a Series A financing
  • Representation of Evo Investment Fund, LLC in connection with raising funds and completing a Series B investment in Evo, Inc.
  • Counsel to Perlego, Inc. in connection with convertible debt financings and a Series B financing
  • Rainier Software, Inc. in connection with a Series A financing

Client Comments

"Bob Seidel has been my primary contact with Cairncross & Hempelmann for the entire time I have known the firm. He has always been accessible and has always stayed involved and aware of any work in process at the firm. His counsel has been invaluable on multiple occasions when we were looking for advice and creativity in structuring deals. Bob and his partners have always been very direct and very pragmatic about balancing the legal and business factors involved in transactions."

-Steve Wood
Perlego Systems Inc.

Office Location

524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Other Information

Gender: Male