Lisa E.Schaures


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With a strong belief in being a partner with her clients, Lisa guides businesses through transactions with an eye toward building strong teams that support her client’s goals and objectives.

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Lisa counsels privately held companies, startups, social ventures, and nonprofit organizations, as well as boards of directors, across industries through the corporate and tax issues at every stage of growth. Clients benefit from Lisa’s ability to represent them in negotiating and executing deals, as well as acting as outside general counsel.

With an eye toward understanding her clients’ broader business goals, Lisa advises her clients on corporate structures, purchases, mergers and acquisitions, corporate conversions, joint ventures, and has developed creative strategies for complex tax concerns, deferred compensation, and navigating potential conflicts of interest. In addition, she counsels nonprofit organizations on governance, tax exempt compliance, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law, and collaboration with other nonprofits and for-profit corporations.

She prides herself on her holistic approach to understanding her clients’ organization and her ability to build a team that relies on the expertise of her colleagues, while being nimble and efficient to successfully resolve negotiations and close transactions that contribute to her clients’ broader business goals.

  • LLM, University of Washington School of Law
  • JD, University of Oregon
  • BA, Washington State University
  • Oregon
  • Washington