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Ame Wellman Lewis

Amy Amy LewisAme
Ame combines her experience in business transactions and environmental law to find practical solutions to complex environmental liability and compliance issues in merger and acquisition transactions. She represents companies in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including stock and asset sales, and counsels clients on entity formation, structure and corporate governance matters, and general business issues. Her environmental experience includes environmental and real estate due diligence, environmental indemnity agreements, permitting, and environmental compliance.

Representative Experience

Aquaculture permits for Pacific Seafood

Represents major seafood company in permitting of salmon aquaculture sites. Previously represented other seafood companies on permitting of sites and related litigation, including citizen's suit and defense of permit appeals. (Ongoing)

Shoreline development issues for Washington Fish Growers Association

Represent aquaculture trade association in challenge to County Shoreline Master Program. (Ongoing)

Private equity financing for Cascade Bancorp

Represented client in $177 million private equity financing and repurchase of trust preferred securities. (2011)

Sale of business for Mobiata, LLC

Represented Mobiata, LLC, a wireless travel application developer and provider, in a sale to Expedia, Inc. structured as a reverse triangular merger. (2010)

Sale of snack food business for Snakcorp Holdings, Inc.

Sale of subsidiaries, Snack Alliance and Nalley's Canada Limited, in an auction process to a private equity-backed producer and distributor of private label seasoned snack foods. (2010)

Acquisition for Apple American Group LLC

Acquisitions in California and Nevada for Apple American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 145 Applebee's franchised restaurants. (2009)

Sale of newspapers for The Seattle Times Company

Represented the client through the sale of Blethen Maine Newspapers, a group of three daily and additional weekly newspapers. (2009)

Sale of assets for Yardarm Knot, Inc.

Sale of fishing vessels active in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery to American Seafoods. (2008)

Sale of business for The Relegence Corporation

Company counsel to The Relegence Corp. in $50 million acquisition by AOL, LLC. (2008)

Corporate finance for Confirma, Inc.

Represented a medical device software developer in a Series C Preferred Stock financing by Telegraph Hill Partners; a venture loan from Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance Corporation; convertible debt financing from Versant Ventures, Prism Ventures, Fluke Ventures, and Northwest Venture Partners; and a strategic alliance with GE Healthcare. (2007)

Sale of business for Portionables

Sale of Washington-based food products processor to Sargento, a Wisconsin-based cheese products manufacturer. (2007)

Sale of business for Transportation Resources, Inc.

Sale of business to Con-way, Inc., a $750 million merger transaction. (2007)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Art With Heart, 2004, 2008-2010