Course contents

  • 1
    • Startups and Deal Sherpas
  • 2
    Verification & Accreditation
    • Course Verification
    • State Accreditation

CLE Credit

This course is approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Washington. The following states have CLE reciprocity with WA: AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, ME, MT, NJ, ND, and WV. If you'd like credit in another jurisdiction, let us know, and we can likely accommodate your request.

Course topics

  • What it's like switching from working for the government to private practice

  • What questions you should ask a startup client who wants help with their financing round

  • Securities exemptions, including Rule 506(b)

  • The importance of finding the right investors for a seed round

  • Pitfalls for companies using convertible debt

  • Frequently negotiated topics in startup financings, including valuation, liquidation preference, and board seats

Jordan Rood

Weekday Habitat

During most week days, you’ll find Jordan at the offices of McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren, a Seattle law firm.

For fun

When Jordan’s not in the office, he likes to hang out with his wife and his one-year-old son.

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Relevant Experience

Jordan's practice focuses on the representation of institutional real estate investors, pension funds, private real estate and venture investment funds. He provides counsel on a wide range of real estate and corporate transactional matters, such as the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, securities offerings, corporate acquisitions, strategic relationships, joint ventures, fund formations, reorganizations, and governance. Prior to joining McNaul Ebel, Jordan worked as associate general counsel at the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division, where he provided substantive review and commentary on registered and exempt securities offerings for numerous issuers, including REITs,  pooled investment funds, business development companies, and startup companies. Jordan also drafted interpretive opinions and provided counsel on federal and state securities law issues regarding securities transactions, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and franchise matters.