Patrick R. Lamb (206) 607-4137 Assistant: Lynn Caragol (206) 607-4116

Mergers & Acquisitions  | General Corporate  Finance & Commercial Lending

Mr. Lamb is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the head of the firm’s M&A Practice Group.

Mr. Lamb focuses his practice on corporate transactions and business matters. His practice involves significant work in the following areas:

  • Corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions of businesses
  • Commercial loan transactions
  • Preparation and negotiation of complex corporate and business agreements, including limited liability company agreements, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, as well as supply and service agreements and licensing and distribution agreements
  • Ongoing corporate governance and counseling matters

Honors and Recognitions

Patrick has been recognized as one of Seattle’s Top Business Lawyers by Seattle Business Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.  Patrick has been consistently named by Washington Super Lawyers  as a top lawyer for mergers and acquisitions.


  • JD, cum laude, University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), 1988; Associate Editor of University of Puget Sound Law Review, 1987-88
  • BA, cum laude, Washington State University, 1985, Honors Program

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Washington, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1988

Professional Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to C-A-L Stores, a leading farm and ranch retailer, in a merger agreement with Coastal Farm & Home, another leading ranch and country lifestyle retailer, which will operate 54 retail locations across 6 states.
  • Co-lead counsel to the U.S. subsidiary of a world-wide leader in the fishing industry in it’s $180M acquisition of a major U.S. fishing company.
  • Lead counsel to a large western United States general contractor in a $80M sale to a Top 10 national general contractor.
  • Lead counsel to a leading Northwest HVAC company in a $60M sale to a private equity backed platform company.
  • Lead counsel to a large West Coast Freight-Forwarder and Logistics company in a $45M sale to a large private equity company.
  • Lead counsel to a local coffee company in the $40M divestiture of its wholesale coffee business to a large, publicly held coffee company.
  • Lead counsel to a large, privately held company specializing in manufacturing, selling equipment and services for outside access cleaning and repair of large commercial buildings in a $40M sale to a large private equity firm.
  • Lead counsel to a local electronics merchandising company, a products leader, in connection with an $18M sale of preferred stock to an established West Coast private equity firm.
  • Lead counsel to an industry leading software company with a back-office platform serving the national flood insurance industry in its $25M sale of preferred stock to a large East Coast private equity fund making a non-control investment.
  • Lead counsel to one of the largest privately-held construction companies in the Northwest in connection with a $50M sale to a major national and international construction firm.
  • Lead counsel to the seller in the $65M sale of a prominent West Coast flooring company to a platform company controlled by a large Midwest private equity group.
  • Lead counsel to a premium start-up toy company in a share exchange transaction valued at $40M involving a major New York toy company.
  • Lead counsel to a local industrial supply company in a $25M asset sale transaction to a strategic industry leader.
  • Lead corporate counsel to an industry leader marine and bridge construction company in a $250M sale to an employee stock ownership plan group.
  • Lead counsel for one of Washington’s largest credit unions in the spinoff of a document preparation software platform to a strategic buyer.
  • Lead corporate and transaction counsel to a large, local coffee company in the bankruptcy sale of all of its assets including over 75 company-owned and licensed retail coffee shops.
  • Lead counsel to an electronics technology company owned by a major West Coast private equity firm in a $50M asset sale to a large Midwest private equity firm.
  • Lead counsel to an industry leading electronics company in the spin-off of division of its business to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Lead counsel to an industry leading marine transportation company in its acquisition of a Houston, Texas based competitor.
  • Lead counsel to an industry leading environmental instrumentation manufacturer in its merger with a large environmental sciences company.
  • Lead counsel to a minority partner in a buyout by the minority partner of a majority partner’s interest in the Northwest’s leading office furniture and design company.

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