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Brent Jones helps middle market and lower middle market companies grow their businesses, access capital, dispose of unneeded assets and find buyers.  He works closely with M&A clients and listens to their goals, then customizes a transaction strategy to meet their specific needs. He is known for his nimble approach and navigates around potential roadblocks to a deal to find practical solutions.

Brent works to design an efficient process for every transaction, from assembling the right-sized team to the due diligence approach through to structuring terms, negotiation and execution.  He works with companies in many industries, and collaborates as needed with GSB industry-focused attorneys to solve sector-specific issues. Brent is Chair of the firm’s Business & Corporate Practice Group.

Brent also provides advice on creating and optimizing corporate structures, drafting business agreements and contracts, governance issues and corporate regulatory compliance. 

Brent frequently works with family-owned and closely-held businesses, who often have a strong long-term vision for their company.  He helps design ownership structures that provides sufficient capital for growth while allowing the family to control key parts of the business, and provide strong corporate governance oversight.  When and if the time comes to sell the business, Brent works closely with the owners to ensure an orderly transaction.   

Some of Brent’s clients include Saltchuk Resources, Kibble & Prentice, Glacier Fish Company, TOTE Maritime, Alpine Pacific Capital and Westward Partners. 

Community Activities

  • President, Board of Trustees, Sand Point Country Club Homeowners' Association
  • Member, House and Swim/Fitness Committees, Sand Point Country Club



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  • Washington, 1999


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1999

  • Notes and Comments Editor, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal

University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, 1996

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019-2020
  • Named by peers as one of the "Rising Stars" of Washington law in Washington Law & Politics magazine, 2003-2011
  • Listed in The Legal 500, Northwest U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions, law firm rankings, 2010-2011
  • Named by Chambers USA as one of America’s Up and Coming Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial, 2014-2016
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/Commercial (Washington), 2017-2019
  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" by the IFLR 1000 legal directory of US financial and transactional law firms, 2018-2019 


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