John M. Graham

Attorney

John M. Graham

John M. Graham

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Practice Emphasis:

Business Transactions
Venture Capital
Equity Structuring
Incentive Plans
Business Planning
Securities Regulation and Reporting
Contracts
Complex Commercial Litigation

 

Attorney John Graham represents clients in business transactions and litigation, with an emphasis on advising entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies.

In his business transactions practice John assists founders and companies in matters including choice of entity, allocation of shares, venture capital financing, private placements of securities, equity incentive plans, licensing, securities regulation, software escrow, technology and copyright issues, and contracts.  He also represents venture capitalists and others in investment transactions.  In representing business clients, John offers a holistic approach by helping clients identify their key objectives and business plan goals so that legal matters can be approached with these objectives and goals in mind.  John also represents clients in complex litigation cases.

John brings a unique perspective to client matters.  Prior to joining the firm, John served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of Seattle-based cyber security company Vínsula, Inc., he was the founder and director of Digital Resolutions, a web development company, for 10 years, and worked in business law and complex commercial litigation at Tollefsen Law PLLC.  He also has been a professional classical musician, and holds a Master’s degree from The Julliard School.

John speaks, reads, and writes Chinese (Mandarin).  While studying at Michigan, he was awarded scholarships from the governments of the U.S. and Taiwan for study at National Taiwan University in Taipei. He is also an alumnus of the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Next Generation of Leadership in Asian Affairs fellowship program, where he won the Jane T. Russell award for leadership and service.

 

Education:

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2010
M.A. (Asian Studies: China), University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, 2006
Master of Music, Trombone Performance, The Juilliard School, 1998
Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance; Minor, Mandarin Chinese, The Cleveland Institute of Music, 1996

 

Admitted:

Washington State Bar
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Professional & Civic Involvement:

Washington State Bar Association

 

Publications & Seminars:

 

Personal:

John is an avid cyclist, a founder of Alki Velo Club, and often competes in Cyclocross, which consists of high speed laps around a short course that combines pavement, wooded trails, mud, and obstacles requiring riders to dismount.