RODGER KOHN // Founder + Lead Attorney




Professional and Community Involvement

  • AV-Peer ReviewTMRated in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section (Chair 2014 – 2015)
    • Corporate Counsel Section
  • King County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2007
  • FareStart
    • Outside general counsel
    • Board of Directors, 2011 – 2020
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2019-21, Chair)
    • Executive Committee (2016)
    • Finance Committee (2012-2016)
  • The Lenny Wilkens Foundation
    • Board of Directors, 2013 – 2017
  • Wellspring Family Services
    • 2013 Founder’s Award


  • Washington State Bar
  • Texas State Bar (inactive status)


  • JD, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin

My philosophy is simple: Good legal work is a tool to increase the value of a business and provide owners long-term stability. As a founder and owner, I understand first-hand the realities of starting, running, and growing a business. Drawing on the insights, experience, and knowledge developed more than 30 years in practice, I work with business leaders to develop strategies aimed at making the most of opportunities and navigating the inevitable twists and turns of fast-growing business.

My clients are primarily privately held companies, family-owned businesses, and not for profits in all phases of maturity. While the range is diverse – technology, advertising, marketing and communications, professional services, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment, and retail – the core issues to achieving and sustaining success are consistent.


  • Key operational agreements including:
    • Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work
    • Proprietary Rights Agreements and IP Licenses
    • Joint Development, Prototyping, and Research Agreements
    • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Agreements with critical partners, including employees, contractors, suppliers, and vendors
  • Acquisition, transition, and merger of business
  • Entity selection and formation
  • Managing ownership changes (including generational transition)
  • Leasing, purchasing, and selling real estate
  • Financing, including conventional lending, convertible notes, and private equity (Reg D)
  • Crisis preparedness and issues management