James T. Graves (206) 607-4123 Assistant: Caroline Chen (206) 607-4177

Business Counseling & General Corporate  |  Startups  |  Mergers & Acquisitions

James Graves joined Carney Badley Spellman in 2018. His practice focuses on startups, angel and venture financing, corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. James holds an undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law, both cum laude.

James has advised numerous companies across a diverse range of industries, including, but not limited to, blockchain, consumer products, private equity, entertainment, I-502, and more. He is a native of Walla Walla, Washington and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. You can connect with him on Linkedin.

Focused Services

  • Business Counseling & General Corporate
  • Startups
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Education

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Professional Associations

Publications

Representative Transactions

  • Lead Counsel to a local SaaS startup in connection with Series Seed-2 Preferred Stock financing worth $1.8M.
  • Lead counsel to a local SaaS startup in connection with Series Seed-3 Preferred Stock financing worth $3.6M.
  • Lead counsel to local market research startup in cross-border strategic partnership involving preferred stock ownership and corporate governance matters.
  • Lead counsel to national boating club company in connection with local asset acquisition worth $500K.
  • Lead counsel to local electronic safety device startup in cross-border share exchange transaction involving a strategic international partner.
  • Lead counsel to minority limited liability company owner in connection with preferred unit financing and follow-on investment transactions.
  • Counsel to local FinTech Company in the $500K sale of Series Seed Preferred Stock to strategic partner.
  • Counsel to local web services company in connection with $9M asset sale to industry-specific holdings company.
  • Counsel to local video game studio startup in connection with $750K Series Seed Preferred Stock financing.
  • Counsel to west coast PropTech company in connection with asset acquisition worth $1M.
  • Counsel to industry leading marine transportation company in debt-financing of vessel sale worth over $2M.

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