Jonathan Michaels concentrates his practice on business transactions. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, as well as particular expertise in joint ventures and strategic alliances. His clients include Microsoft, Starbucks, The Seattle Times, Amazon, and MultiCare Health System. He has particular experience in technology, health care, and health tech.
Jonathan is ranked by Chambers USA and other leading legal publications. Chambers has recognized Jonathan for his "strong reputation for business transactions, such as M&A and joint ventures" and noted that "he has worked with a number of high-profile clients."
Jonathan also acts as outside general counsel to companies.
Acquisition for Starbucks Corporation
Represented Starbucks in the acquisition of Bay Bread LLC (La Boulange).
Acquisition for Microsoft
Represented Microsoft in the acquisition of MarketingPilot Software, LLC.
Acquisition for Starbucks
Acquisition of Evolution Fresh.
Acquisition for Cascade Designs, Inc.
Acquisition of Mountain Safety Research (MSR).
Acquisition for PATH
Acquisition of OneWorld Health.
Acquisitions for Sage Manufacturing
Acquisitions of RIO Products and Redington.
Joint Venture for MultiCare
Joint venture with CHI Franciscan Health to build behavioral health hospital.
Joint venture for Virginia Mason Medical Center
Formation of collective purchasing joint venture.
Joint venture for Microsoft
Represented Microsoft in a health care IT joint venture with GE, creating Caradigm.
Joint venture for Sustainable Living Technology
Joint venture with Intellectual Ventures.
Joint venture for Trident Seafoods
Joint venture with CBSFA.
Licensing agreements for Microsoft Corporation
License agreements with Psytechnics and Deutsche Telecom.
Sale of business for Microsoft
Sale of mapping business to Uber.
Sale of business for MultiCare Health System
Sale of MultiCare Consulting Services.
Sale of investments for Amazon
Sale of various equity investments.
Sale of business for Maverick Productions
Sale to Touch Worldwide.
Sale of Sleep Country USA
Sale to Fenway Partners.
Sale of business for Sunriver Industries
Sale to Conestoga.
Sale of interest for Hawaii Pacific Health and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
Sale of partnership interest to Sonic Healthcare.
Strategic alliances for Microsoft Corporation
Strategic alliances with Nortel Networks, Motorola, Polycom, Samsung, Logitech, Tatung, Thompson Telecom, LG-Nortel, Sanyo, and Plantronics.
Strategic alliances for Starbucks Coffee Company
Strategic alliances with Bell Mobility, Hewlett-Packard, Magic Johnson Development, Courtesy Products, Pepsi Lipton Partnership, and Unilever.
Strategic alliances for Intellectual Ventures
Strategic alliances with British Broadcasting Corporation, UT Austin, and others.
Investments for Emeritus Corporation
Investments in China Senior Housing and China Healthcare Fund.