A Pacific Northwest Law Firm that Helps Small Business Owners Buy and Sell Businesses

Brown and Sterling is dedicated to the small business owners and entrepreneurs of the Pacific Northwest. As a firm, we’ve been helping small businesses from formation through their  exit strategies, and with everything in-between for over fifteen years. Our most senior attorney has been at it for over twenty-five years. Recently, however, we have seen that there is a gap in the market. There are lots of law firms with knowledge and experience to help big businesses through an acquisition or a sale, but there don’t seen to be firms with that same knowledge and experience who will walk small businesses through the process. We’re changing that.  With a team of attorneys that includes seasoned expertise in business, taxation, employment and real estate law, and three attorneys who have postgraduate training in taxation, our firm is uniquely situated to walk businesses owners through all of the intricacies of a business acquisition or sale. In the past fifteen years we’ve assisted hundreds of business owners with their business transactions ranging in size from $500,000 to $25,000,000. If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, we’d like to help you too. 

In addition to assisting with business acquisitions and sales, Brown & Sterling offers ancillary legal services to help business owners before and after the deal is done. With advanced training in Taxation  we can help you plan your business and personal affairs to reduce your present and future tax liability. Our Business  and Employment attorneys can help you navigate the day-to-day operations of your business to limit risks and maximize profitability. And our Estate Planning and Elder Law team is equipped to provide you with the top-notch planning your family and business may need to assure their security in the future.

We do all we do with a unique focus on small business owners, their businesses and their families. The needs of small business owners are different than those of others. We get that. After all, we’re a small business too. If you’re a small business owner, then we’re the firm for you. Let our professional guidance and support be the foundation upon which you build your future. Contact Us today to learn more about how Brown & Sterling can help you.

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We’re dedicated to the success of small businesses and their owners. Our practice at Brown & Sterling is narrowly focussed to serve the day-to-day, non-litigation needs of businesses and business owner.



Working with Brown & Sterling has been a pleasure and an invaluable help to my business. Led by Larry Brown, who is both an attorney and CPA, he and others at his firm are experts in both the legal and taxation aspects of my company and my personal situation as well. Instead of w…
T.M.PartnerFinancial Services Firm
Over the past several years, Brown & Sterling has become an indispensable part of our business. We would not make a major corporate decision without first consulting them. They are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of business and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitat…
P.B.PresidentSoftware Development Company
Sometimes you get an opportunity to work with a professional support team that becomes a part of your family and is a secret sauce ingredient that enables your company to grow, adapt, and prosper. Brown & Sterling is small by comparison to some, yet their expertise in company org…
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