Kathleen Grohman Burton - Shareholder, Seattle

Kathleen Grohman Burton

Shareholder | Seattle

Kathleen handles mergers and acquisitions, representing buyers and sellers in all types of equity and asset transfers. Kathleen works with businesses at all stages of the corporate lifecycle—formation, operation, management, and disposition.  She advises on general corporate law and taxation matters, and assists with contract drafting and negotiation.  Many of Kathleen’s clients use her as their outside general counsel. In addition to her M&A and business advisory practice, Kathleen works closely with family businesses, owners and executives on succession planning. 


  • Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. Taxation (2017)
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D. (2013)
  • Santa Clara University, B.S. in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Alpha, magna cum laude (2010)

Recognition & Honors

  • Next Gen in Law, Puget Sound Business Journal (2023)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2023 - 2024) - Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers (2021 - 2023)

Publications & Presentations

Background & Interests

Kathleen enjoys travel, hiking, and DIY home remodeling.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Member

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Seattle chapter, Young Professionals Y20 class of 2018-2020

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • King County Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Represented distributor in $250+ million stock sale (sell side).
  • Represented financial services firm in $10.5 million equity sale (sell side).
  • Represented construction company in $6.5 million equity purchase (buy side).
  • Restructured telecommunications company from series of affiliated companies to holding company-subsidiary structure.
  • Equity sale and merger of construction services company as part of a family succession plan.
  • Advised SaaS provider on key customer agreements.