Trent Dykes concentrates on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and securities law.

His experience ranges from advising startup companies about formation and venture financings to representing public companies with SEC compliance, corporate governance and other related issues. Trent has worked on numerous initial and secondary public offerings and hundreds of seed and venture financings. Trent also advises on corporate and securities law compliance related to emerging financing trends, as among them incubation, accelerator and spinout strategies and convertible securities offerings, such as SAFEs. His clients include individual entrepreneurs, early-stage, venture-backed and public companies and venture capital investors.

Trent is an editor and contributor to The Venture Alley, a blog about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors.

Trent is the Seattle Office Hiring Partner and a member of the national leadership group of the firm’s US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice.