Van Katzman

Van Katzman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Ascent Law Partners, LLP
 | 719 Second Avenue, Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-264-3076
Fax: 206-374-3044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
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, honed through over twenty years of experience in legal, strategic and operational roles in both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. During that span, he has negotiated countless transactions, helped companies raise capital (venture, angel, and senior debt), spearheaded mergers and acquisitions, forged business development opportunities, drafted strategic business plans, counseled companies on employment, regulatory, and ethical issues, managed complex litigation, and served as a trusted sounding board to numerous CEOs.  Van works extensively with clean tech and other environmental businesses, 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 Member, Parent Trust for Washington Children, Co-founder Northwest Chapter of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
  • Board of Trustees - UCDS

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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

  • Co-founder Of Northwest Chapter Of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
  • WA Clean Tech Alliance
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Office Location for Van Katzman

719 Second Avenue
Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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