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Michael C. Payant

Fax +1.206.623.7022
Michael Payant is a corporate associate in the firm’s Seattle office. His practice focuses on representing companies in matters of general corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, and corporate governance. His experience also includes reviewing transactions for antitrust matters and issues of competitive sensitivity. Representative clients operate in such industries as technology, energy, aviation, and manufacturing.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Payant was a legal intern at the Allen Institute and mediated EEOC and small claims cases through his law school’s Mediation Clinic. Mr. Payant was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2017.


  • Order of the Coif (2018)
  • Valedictorian of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated, Marketing Communications at Northwestern University (2015)

  • The sale of an interest in an aviation and tourism company.
  • The merger of a private digital marketing firm with a public IT management company.