Brent L. Jones

Washington

Foster Garvey PC
1111 Third Avenue
Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101

Tel: 206.816.1414

Email: brent.jones@foster.com
Web: www.foster.com

Brent Jones helps middle market and lower middle market companies grow their businesses, access capital, dispose of unneeded assets and find buyers. He works closely with M&A clients and listens to their goals, then customizes a transaction strategy to meet their specific needs. He is known for his nimble approach and navigates around potential roadblocks to a deal to find practical solutions.

Brent works to design an efficient process for every transaction, from assembling the right-sized team to the due diligence approach through to structuring terms, negotiation and execution. He works with companies in many industries, and collaborates as needed with industry-focused attorneys to solve sector-specific issues.

Brent also provides advice on creating and optimizing corporate structures, drafting business agreements and contracts, governance issues and corporate regulatory compliance.

Brent frequently works with family-owned and closely-held businesses, who often have a strong long-term vision for their company. He helps design ownership structures that provides sufficient capital for growth while allowing the family to control key parts of the business, and provide strong corporate governance oversight. When and if the time comes to sell the business, Brent works closely with the owners to ensure an orderly transaction.

Some of Brent’s clients include Saltchuk Resources, Kibble & Prentice, Glacier Fish Company, TOTE Maritime, Alpine Pacific Capital and Westward Partners.

Foster Garvey Business attorneys help companies navigate an increasingly complex operating environment and work with them to understand their business goals and priorities in order to find the right solutions for their organizations. We advise United States-based and international clients across many jurisdictions and industries, including entertainment and media, retail and consumer products, hospitality, food and beverage and technology, among others. Additionally, our extensive experience allows us to capably serve the needs of companies in highly regulated industries such as transportation, banking and financial services, health care and telecommunications.

Given increasing scrutiny of corporate governance, every corporation needs to review its corporate structure and make the changes needed to comply with its responsibilities. This review requires close attention to a variety of conduct and activities, everything from board oversight to financial disclosures, to fiduciary obligations, to corporate social responsibility, to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. We provide strategic guidance on these and other corporate governance issues to corporate management, boards of directors, board committees and shareholders.

Foster Garvey’s Business practice is well-known throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond and is consistently recognized as a top corporate practice by Chambers USA, U.S. News/Best Lawyers® and IFLR 1000. The firm’s Business team provides comprehensive legal services including business counseling, corporate finance, emerging company and venture capital, regulatory reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities, intellectual property and tax.

Foster Garvey PC was established through the combination of two storied Pacific Northwest-based law firms, Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer, PC, in 2019. Foster Garvey is now one of the largest firms in the region with 180 attorneys in six offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, Spokane and Beijing, offering an extended national and international reach to serve several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments and individuals in the country across the full-spectrum of legal services.

The firm’s attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition to providing efficient and effective counsel, Foster Garvey will continue to provide a strong commitment to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion efforts, and a collegial and equitable work environment.

 
“The “very pragmatic” Brent Jones counsels lower to middle-market companies on transaction strategy, corporate structuring and regulatory compliance. Clients consider him to be “a very, very high-quality attorney.”
Chambers & Partners