William Carleton

600 University Street Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98104, United States

Practice/Organization Description

Drawing on experience that spans the history of the Internet, I counsel entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, board directors and executives who found, nurture and monetize growing companies.

My day to day practice encompasses the following kinds of subjects:

* Venture planning

* Entity formation

* Financings

* 21st Century board and corporate governance processes

* Executive employment

* Software, media and IP licensing

* Channel and distribution arrangements

* Architecting Web 2.0 and tomorrow's business models.

I love language and writing. Recently, I've found a blogging "voice" and publish at wac6.com.

Bar Admissions



MFA Cornell (with distinction) 1986; JD Cornell Law School 1991 (magna cum laude)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Order of the Coif

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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