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About Free Vector Advisors.

Our mission is to provide the tools, solutions and pragmatic advice you need to create business value and evaluate strategic alternatives. We are committed to providing cost-effective business advisory and legal services, as a trusted advisor.

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Our Legal Team

Meet The Team

Our attorneys and business advisors have worked in major law firms, investment firms, and start-ups from formation through successful exits and IPO’s, and have held senior executive management and legal positions for large private and public multi-national organizations. Our depth of “insider” experience provides us with greater insight into the needs and concerns of our clients.
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Bert Sugayan

Founder, Free Vector Advisors

Attorney (Licensed in WA, TX)
Business Advisory Services

Bert Sugayan is an accomplished business executive and lawyer with extensive legal and business experience in the technology, media and professional service industries. Mr. Sugayan assists clients on a wide variety of business and legal matters, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic business planning and advisory services, and also acts as outside general counsel for many of his clients.
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Daren Nitz

Principal, Free Vector Advisors

Attorney (Licensed in WA, CA, MT)

Daren Nitz has over 20 years experience representing entrepreneurs, public and private companies, underwriters, and venture investors in private and public equity, debt and convertible securities offerings in emerging and established businesses. Mr. Nitz assists clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including venture formation, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and planning, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as acting as outside general counsel.
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KELLY WILLIAMS

Founder, Customer Value Advisors

Business Advisory Services

Kelly Williams is the Founder and President of Customer Value Advisors. She launched the company after having gained experience in this space from the inside when a company she worked for was acquired by a PE firm and became the launch pad for a platform play. From that point forward, she acted as a member of the corporate development team evaluating target acquisitions and also as the leader of customer success responsible for integration and post-acquisition revenue growth. She spent the earlier part of her career working for growing tech companies where she focused on the full customer experience from sales to services to customer success.
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Brian Golob

Founder, Golob Partners LLC

Of Counsel (licensed in WA)

Brian spent 19 years at Russell Investments, a global investment firm. Prior becoming Russell's Global General Counsel and CCO. Brian served executive roles in Russell's Japan business, U.S institutional business and global "Implementation Services" business to launch and grow Russell's complex "multi-asset" products, which involved overseeing 200 independent sub-advisers. Trading in more than 125 global markets and managing relations with virtually all the world's financial regulators. With limited resources, Brian and this team developed an approach that involved gathering data and insight from a diverse range of financial institutions. We knew, aligning Russell's culture, controls and business model with its overall mission, and using objective metrics to monitor and manage risks.
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DAN DONLAN

Founder, Law Offices Daniel J. Donlan PLLC


Dan J. Donlan is the Founder of Law Offices of Daniel J. Donlan and is Of Counsel to Free Vector Advisors. Dan is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on meeting the legal needs of medium and small businesses. Prior to forming the Law Offices of Dan J Donlan, Dan spent twenty years at various law firms, including Sidley & Austin and Lane Powell, managing complex litigation matters and advising clients on a myriad of business matters.
 
 Dan decided to use his experience representing large and multinational corporations to give small and mid-size companies the same excellent legal services without all of the overhead and overcharging that goes along with "big firm" representation. Dan has received the highest rating possible by his peers for knowledge of the law, good judgment, analytical and communication skills, and experience.  Just like the Fortune 500 clients Dan used to represent in his big firm practice, every client gets individualized and personalized services at a reasonable price tailored to the needs of even the smallest business.  
 
Dan is admitted to practice law in Washington and California, and the US District Courts for Washington and California, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Dan received his B.A. Cum Laude, as an Honors Graduate of Washington State University, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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David Laverty

Of Counsel



Attorney (Licensed in IL)

Given our work together over many years, we have partnered with International Counsel to support the international expansion of our clients, including through cross-border contracts, foreign market entry and the establishment of subsidiaries, as well as compliance and regulatory challenges throughout the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Latin and Central America, as well as here in North America for clients entering Canada and Mexico.

International Counsel was founded more than 20 years ago by David Laverty and other former in-house counsel to deliver cost-effective international legal advice, and our working methodologies are closely matched and tested through numerous client engagements. Mr. Laverty and his team, along with foreign counsel support, represent public and private companies as well as entrepreneurs, often acting in the role of in-house international legal counsel.

International Counsel is also launching an integrated domestic/foreign law solution for creating cross-border contract templates and “localizing” these for multi-country compliance and enforcement.
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GLENN WATSON

Business Advisory Services

Glenn is a senior capital markets and business advisory professional with expert-level experience in investment banking, fixed income and has built successful corporate and public finance businesses at five firms. Glenn brings broad expertise and a unique, entrepreneurial approach across multiple sectors and verticals in advising large and small companies and executives across the United States, and has performed and managed the origination and execution of capital markets transactions involving senior debt, subordinated debt, restructuring, refinancing, M&A, advisory and strategic partnerships. As a Principal Consultant for Free Vector Advisors, Glenn has worked on projects relating to corporate finance, capital formation, strategy, executive development and business advisory services across the technology, SaaS, manufacturing, food and beverage, agribusiness, service firms, healthcare, medical device, public private partnerships, and energy sectors.
 

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We service our national and international client base remotely and through our physical offices and affiliates in the greater Seattle, WA, Bozeman, MT, Pittsburgh, PA and, CA metropolitan areas.* Please contact us for more information regarding our services.
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