Katherine is a seasoned business lawyer whose practice focuses on business transactions, with a particular emphasis on corporate finance and securities.
She regularly works with technology and other businesses engaged in raising funds from investors, from seed financing and angel investment for early-stage companies to venture capital investment for more mature companies. She advises early-stage businesses on entity formation, founder relationships, and corporate governance issues.
Katherine also represents both early-stage and mature businesses on a wide range of transactional matters, including stock and asset sales, real estate purchases and sales, leases, other commercial contracts and strategic relationships, stock plans and equity compensation, joint venture arrangements, nondisclosure agreements, and license agreements.
Before joining Hershner Hunter, Katherine worked in private practice at large law firms in Indianapolis and Portland and at a boutique firm in Eugene, representing clients from startups to public companies. She has also taught both securities regulation and business law at the University of Oregon School of Law. Outside of work, Katherine is active in her church and enjoys walking, camping, gardening, reading, and spending time with her daughter.
Areas of Expertise
Startups and Emerging Businesses
Fundraising from Investors
Stock and Asset Sales
Corporate Governance and Planning