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Eric DeJong, a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, has been providing transactional, governance and securities-related advice to public and private companies in a wide range of industries for over two decades. Eric has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, including representation of both buyers and sellers in public-to-public, private-to-public, private-to-private and private equity transactions. He also regularly advises public companies on SEC reporting, disclosure and corporate governance matters. He has a broad range of securities offering experience, including initial and follow-on public offerings, debt offerings and PIPE financings. In addition, he represents private companies in venture capital and other private financing transactions and general corporate and business matters.

A frequent speaker and writer on corporate law topics, Eric is co-author of the leading treatise on Washington corporate law, Washington Business Entities: Law and Forms, Second Edition (2010), co-author of The Initial Public Offering Handbook: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Executives, Directors and Private Investors, Second Edition (2016) and a contributor to The Public Company Handbook: A Corporate Governance and Disclosure Guide for Directors and Executives, Fifth Edition (2015). Eric is a longtime member and current co-chair of the Corporate Act Revision Committee of the Washington State Bar Association's Business Law Section, which is responsible for considering and proposing changes to the Washington Business Corporation Act.

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