Van Katzman

Van Katzman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Ascent Law Partners, LLP
 | 1191 2nd Ave, Suite 1800
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-264-3076
Fax: 206-374-3044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Van brings a pragmatic, business-centric approach in counseling companies and senior management teams, developed through over twenty five years of experience working in legal, strategic and operating roles in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. During that span, he has negotiated countless transactions, helped companies raise capital (venture, angel, and senior debt), spearheaded mergers and acquisitions (buy-side, sell-side, and private equity), forged business development opportunities and joint ventures, counseled companies on employment, regulatory, and ethical issues, and served as a trusted sounding board to numerous CEOs.  Van also counsels investors on angel, venture and other strategic investments. In addition to his broader technology practice, Van has a deep environmental business and policy background, and works extensively with clean tech and other green ventures, providing legal and business counsel, transactional work, capital raising, M&A, licensing, and related matters.

    About Van Katzman

    Admitted: 1994, Washington

    Professional Webpage:


    • Virgina Law Review; Order of the Coif; Traynor Prize

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of Washington State Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, PAWS, 2020
    • Board of Trustees, University Prep, 2020
    • Board of Trustees - UCDS, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Taught a class on Entrepreneurship to students at University Prep , Faculty, Entrepreneurship Course, 2020
    • Practical Matters for Start-up Companies and the Law, Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School Of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Yale University (BA , 1989); George Washington University (MA in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, 1991). 

    Industry Groups

    • Clean Tech
    • Environmental Services
    • Life Sciences
    • SaaS
    • Software
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    Office Location for Van Katzman

    1191 2nd Ave
    Suite 1800
    Seattle, WA 98101

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    Last Updated: 3/16/2021

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