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Over more than two decades, Karin has taken a pragmatic approach to commercial transactions, emphasizing the touch appropriate for the size, complexity, and risk profile of the deal in balance with her clients’ policies and preferences, whether an early-stage technology company, venture fund, or Fortune 50 procurement team. Karin has papered thousands of technology transactions, from $68M technology transfer to multi-million, multi-year SaaS transactions, and understands how regulatory frameworks like HIPAA might affect a party’s obligations as part of those transactions. She has served as managing partner of a boutique law firm, as of-counsel for a mid-size Portland law firm, as CEO and in-house counsel for a technology start-up, and as contracted in-house counsel for large corporations. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Karin enjoyed a 10-year career in marketing and corporate communications. In addition to her JD, Karin has an MBA in International Management and International Marketing and is licensed to practice in Oregon.

Karin McKercher

Independent Network Attorney

Karin McKercher

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