John Baier

John Baier

Of Counsel

About John

John serves as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, companies, investors and high net-worth families in their business and financial transactions. Bringing a broad range of experience, including time as a public accountant at a big-four accounting firm, an analyst at a hedge fund-of-funds, and an attorney at an international law firm, John has over 25 years of financial and legal experience. He represents clients in a variety of sophisticated matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture / angel capital, corporate finance and commercial agreements.

In addition to structuring transactions, John serves as outside general counsel for several of his clients, assisting them with all manner of legal issues as they arise. John spent the early part of his legal career in the field of commercial litigation, so over the years he has continued to advise clients in complex commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes and disputes involving financial and private securities issues. John takes an in-depth approach with his clients, getting to know them so he can both address their current needs and help them anticipate what they’ll need going forward to achieve their objectives.

Outside of his professional life John enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, piloting Cessnas around the Pacific Northwest and outdoor photography. He also values giving back to his community, and is a regular volunteer at his neighborhood legal clinic and St. Vincent de Paul, and for many years was a board member and Secretary of the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

More about John

Education
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, cum laude (Law Review, Business Editor; Presidential Scholarship, 3 years; Alternative Dispute Resolution Board Co-chairman; William L. Dwyer – American Inn of Court)
  • B.A., University of Washington - Foster School of Business (Accounting, Business Administration)

Community
  • King County Bar Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Conflict Panel, Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel
  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer
Experience
  • Baier Law Firm
  • Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Karr Tuttle Campbell
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Public Counsel Section, Law Clerk
  • Quellos Group, Financial and Operations Principal/Senior Financial Analyst
  • Ernst & Young, Audit Senior

Awards & Recognition
  • “Rising Star” Washington Law & Politics, 2009 - 2013