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Andrew W. Shawber

Business, Corporate/Securities

(206) 676-7118

Profile Introduction

Andy is a partner at Summit Law Group in Seattle, and concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law. He has experience with a wide range of corporate finance and acquisition transactions (M&A, VC, IPO), securities law matters (’34 Act reporting and disclosure, etc.), and general corporate governance for companies of all sizes, from startups to large public companies, in many industries, including technology, SAAS, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare and consulting, among many others. 

Andy works with public companies and companies going public with respect to SEC reporting (Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.), drafting proxy statements and managing annual meetings, advising boards of directors and committees on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and Delaware and Washington corporate law, drafting corporate policies and procedures and committee charters, NASDAQ and NYSE listing and compliance, Section 16 reporting, insider trading, Regulation FD, Rule 144, Schedules 13G and 13D and conducting securities transactions and other corporate and securities advice.


Andy also helps emerging growth businesses throughout their entire life cycle. Andy assists companies preparing for and conducting a sale of their business or the purchase of another (M&A), raising capital (VC/angel financings, IPOs), entering into commercial transactions, and a wide range of other corporate finance and acquisition transactions, securities law matters and general corporate governance.


Throughout his career, Andy has advised clients on M&A, VC and IPO transactions valued above $10 billion. Before joining Summit in summer 2012, Andy was an associate in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Andy is looking for opportunities to work with startups and emerging growth technology companies and entrepreneurs who want to build a long-term relationship with a responsive, efficient, seasoned legal advisor who understands their needs.



Representative Cases/Matters

Public Companies/Capital Markets:

  • Eastside Distilling - follow-on public offering and NASDAQ uplisting in August 2017, and ongoing corporate and public reporting matters
  • SenesTech - IPO in December 2016
  • BSQUARE - ongoing corporate and public reporting matters
  • Taggares Agriculture Corp - IPO filings in 2014
  • Helix BioMedix - going-private transaction in December 2012
  • An online media company - cash dividend and reverse split in July 2011
  • A biopharmaceutical company - IPO in August 2010
  • Various underwriters - IPO of a multichannel performance management software company in November 2009
  • Various underwriters - public offerings of a large biopharmaceutical company in May 2009 and December 2009
  • A biopharmaceutical company - follow-on public offerings in May 2009 and August 2009

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • WatchGuard - acquisition of HawkEye G business from Hexis Cyber Solutions in June 2016
  • Private equity acquisition of Bocada in June 2016
  • John F. Throne & Co Insurance Marketing - acquisition by Alliant Insurance Services in February 2016
  • Austin Canoe & Kayak - acquisition by Summit Sports in January 2016
  • HealthUnity Corporation - acquisition by ZeOmega in March 2015
  • Joan Wellman & Associates - acquisition by Truven Health Analytics in October 2014
  • Precision Genome Engineering - acquisition by bluebird bio in June 2014
  • Vieosoft - acquisition by Emdeon in February 2014
  • Twisted Pair Solutions - acquisition by Motorola Solutions in January 2014
  • Makers of ChuckIt! brand pet toys - acquisition by Petmate in December 2012
  • A social media monitoring company - asset acquisition of a competitor in April 2012
  • An e-commerce advertising monitoring company - acquisition by a large; multinational e-commerce metrics company in August 2011
  • An e-card company - acquisition by a publicly-traded online media company in August 2011
  • A publicly-traded software company - acquisition by a multinational publicly-traded software company in November 2010
  • A publicly-traded software company - acquisition by a multinational publicly-traded software company in March 2010
  • A publicly-traded digital marketing company - acquisition by a multinational publicly-traded software company in October 2009

Venture Capital and Corporate Finance:

  • LaserMotive - Series Seed financing in March 2017
  • Washington legal opinions in connection with numerous large ($500M+) credit facility and corporate finance transactions
  • - convertible note financing in May 2016
  • MetaBrite - Series A financing in January 2016
  • Simpa Networks - Series C, Series B and convertible note financings in 2013-2016
  • Rimidi Diabetes - Series A and convertible note financings in 2014-2016
  • An online beauty retailer - Series D financing in May 2012
  • An online healthy rewards company - Series A financing in January 2012
  • A big-data company - Series A financing in September 2011
  • A traffic data company - Series D financing in July 2011
  • A cloud computing company - Series A financing in March 2011
  • An online humor company - recapitalization and Series A financing in January 2011
  • An e-signature company - Series C financing in December 2010
  • A social media monitoring company - several preferred stock and convertible note financings from 2009 to 2012

Publications & Speaking Engagements



  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law (J.D. with a concentration in business law)
  • Indiana University (B.A., political science, summa cum laude; B.S., psychology, summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State