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Andrew W. Steen

Drew Steen is a partner in the business and tax practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. He represents individuals, businesses and funds in significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, ownership transitions, investments, joint ventures, and restructurings. He also acts as outside general counsel to small- and mid-cap companies up and down the West Coast. Drew focuses his practice on family-owned and other closely held businesses. He has particular experience working with clients in the food and beverage, seafood, consumer product, and retail industries.

Drew is chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Business Law Section, an organization of more than 1,200 business lawyers in the State of Washington. He is also co-editor of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Family Business Resource Center, a law blog serving family-owned and closely held businesses. Drew is active in several industry organizations, including the Northwest Fisheries Association, and regularly donates his time to community and charitable organizations in and around Seattle. Drew is also a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. To better serve his clients, he maintains an office presence in both Seattle and San Francisco.

Representative Experience

Sumitomo Forestry America acquisition of Edge Homes

Represented Sumitomo Forestry America in the majority stake acquisition and formation of joint venture with Edge Homes Group, a premier home builder in Utah. (2017)

Management Buyout of PSC Consulting

Represented management in the acquisition of a global provider of solutions and support to the electricity industry. (2017)

Sealaska Corporation acquisition of Odyssey Enterprises

Represented Sealaska in majority interest acquisition of Odyssey Enterprises, a retail and food service seafood producer. (2017)

Equity financing transaction for MPIRICA Health, Inc.

Represented MPIRICA Health, Inc., a leading health care data analytics startup, in growth equity financing. (2017)

Acquisition for Charlie’s Produce

Represented Charlie's Produce, a West Coast produce distributor and wholesaler, in the acquisition of a Northwest agricultural products company. (2016)

Cooke Aquaculture acquisition of Icicle Seafoods

Represented Cooke Aquaculture, a New Brunswick, Canada family-owned business, in the acquisition of Icicle Seafoods. (2016)

Equity financing transaction for Novuson Surgical Inc.

Represented Novuson Surgical Inc., a Northwest medical device company, in growth equity financing round. (2016)

Sale of ATA Retail Services

Represented ATA Retail Services, a San Francisco area family-owned consumer products company, in sale to private equity sponsor. (2016)

Sumitomo Forestry America Acquisition of Dan Ryan Homes

Represented Sumitomo Forestry America in the acquisition of a majority stake and formation of joint venture with Dan Ryan Homes, a leading Mid-Atlantic Homebuilder with operations in six states. (2015)

Sale of Milestone Technologies

Represented Milestone Technologies, a San Francisco-area information technology services company, in sale to a private equity sponsor. (2015)

Sale of Interest in Navitas Naturals

Represented Navitas Naturals, a San Francisco area natural foods company, in sale of minority position to a private equity sponsor. (2015)

Sale of Microsoft Map Building Business

Represented Microsoft Corporation in sale of its map building business to Uber Technologies. (2015)

Sale of Financial Telesis

Represented Financial Telesis, a San Francisco-area financial services firm, in sale to a strategic acquirer within its industry. (2014)

Trident Seafoods acquisition of Alaska Fresh Seafoods

Represented Trident Seafoods, a Seattle-based seafood company, in acquisition of Alaska Fresh Seafood, Inc. and certain partnership interest in Kodiak Fishmeal Company. (2014)

Sale of Precision Toxicology, Inc.

Represented Precision Toxicology, a Southern California toxicology lab company, in a sale to a private equity sponsor. (2014)

Sale of 3TIER, Inc.

Represented 3TIER, a Seattle environmental data firm, in merger with and into Vaisala Corporation, a publicly traded Finnish corporation. (2013)

Alber Seafoods, Inc. acquisition of Jessie’s Ilwaco Fish Company

Represented Alber Enterprises, a seafood company with operations in Washington and California, in its acquisition of Jessie’s Ilwaco Fish Company, Inc. (2013)

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Proskauer Rose, LLP, Boston, 2011-2013
  • Associate, Lane Powell PC, Seattle, 2006-2011

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Business Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee; Board of Directors - Queen Anne Helpline
  • Volunteer, Washington CASH Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Co-Editor, DWT's Family Business Resource Center
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2017

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2010-2011, 2016-2018
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