- Among the best lawyers in America for corporate law, 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Byron leads Fenwick’s private investment funds practice. He counsels venture capital funds, private equity funds, corporate venture structures, impact funds, incubators, accelerators, venture studios and crypto investment vehicles—at all stages and sizes—on fund formation, seamlessly guiding fund managers through the fundraising and investment process.
With over 20 years of experience structuring and negotiating domestic and international business transactions, Byron also advises on mergers and acquisitions, social enterprise, nonprofit, corporate, securities and commercial matters. He has significant background in working with complex limited partnerships, limited liability companies, B corporations and impact investing structures.
Byron is known for delivering responsive advice, equipping clients to make practical business decisions and providing solutions that minimize risk while taking into account clients’ economic and strategic goals. He is skilled at navigating business, legal and cultural issues in all regions of the world having handled a wide variety of transactions involving dozens of countries on six continents.
Byron’s past experience includes working for several years in the New York office of a Global 200 firm, and as partner in the Seattle office of another leading international firm. Most recently, he was partner at one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest firms, where he served as chair of its private investment funds team and co-chair of its nonprofits and social enterprises team. During law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review.
He currently serves on the board of directors of World Bicycle Relief and recently served on the Host Committee for Global Washington’s Annual Conference.
Education & Admissions
J.D., with honors, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.S., Music and Philosophy, Indiana University School of Music
Admitted to practice in Washington and New York