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Partner & Co-Chair: Mergers & Acquisitions

Brent L. Jones


Brent Jones counsels clients in matters related to acquisitions and mergers, debt and equity financings, and general corporate matters. Brent works to design an efficient process for every transaction—from the approach to due diligence to structuring terms and negotiating and executing the deal.

Brent has worked with middle-market and lower-middle-market companies in many industries. He has also worked with family-owned and closely held businesses in designing ownership structures that provide sufficient capital for growth while allowing the family to control key parts of the business and provide strong corporate governance oversight.


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1999; Notes and Comments Editor, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal

University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, 1996




  • Representation of west coast-based seafood processing and marketing company in equity acquisition of value-added food processing company and related financing transaction.
  • Provides ongoing representation of large, privately held investment company in various acquisition, divestiture, and corporate matters.
  • Assisted in the equity sale by seller stakeholders of airline industry consulting company to a foreign investor group.
  • Representation of Alaska native corporation in its acquisition of multiple commercial fishing company assets and interests.
  • Representation of large privately held natural resources company in the merger of a forest products subsidiary with a primary competitor. Negotiated and drafted all legal documentation, including letter of intent, contribution agreements, and operating agreement for the surviving entity.
  • Representation of nationwide transportation and logistics company in connection with the simultaneous refinance of its syndicated secured bank credit facility and the private placement of senior secured notes to institutional investors.
  • Provides ongoing corporate and transactional advice to national financial advisory company.
  • Representation of diversified energy distribution and transportation company in its acquisitions of several petroleum distribution companies throughout the west coast and mountain west.
  • Representation of private equity buyer in connection with the leveraged buyout of a government services contractor. Assisted with all aspects of the transaction, including the equity acquisition of the target, the securities offering for fund investors, and the simultaneous senior secured credit facility used to fund the acquisition.
  • Representation of buyer in the acquisition of a large international shipping division of a publicly traded seller.


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2017–present
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Mergers & Acquisitions Law), 2019–present
  • Listed among Rising Stars by Washington Super Lawyers®, 2003–2011
  • Listed in The Legal 500, Northwest U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions, 2010–2011
  • Listed in IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer, 2018–2019
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