Eugenie Rivers at
Cairncross & Hempleman


Business, Securities & Real Estate Finance Law

Eugenie Rivers at Cairncross & Hempleman Offers Business Legal Services to Forward-Thinking Companies, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Eugenie Rivers at Cairncross & HemplemanEugenie Rivers at Cairncross & Hempleman specializes in providing collaborative business and real estate finance services to companies, entrepreneurs, and investors across diverse industries and locations.

Eugenie D. Rivers’ areas of legal expertise include securities law, real estate finance, banking and finance, equity incentive plans, executive compensation, incorporation and LLC structuring, commercial real estate investment, commercial contracts. She regularly consults with senior executive teams in a full range of companies from early-stage start-ups to IPO candidates.

Ms. Rivers is highly regarded by clients and colleagues for the ability to understand and translate complex legal issues into practical business advice, and to negotiate creative legal business solutions.

Local Relationships

Ms. Rivers believes that relationships are key to success in business law. She personally meets with and remains in contact with every client who comes to her for assistance. Personal involvement allows Ms. Rivers to assure that her clients are getting the best possible work no matter what the size or nature of their projects.


Ms. Rivers has 20+ years of combined legal, banking and business experience. Ms. Rivers is a past big law firm partner, technology company general counsel, and bank corporate counsel. After being a partner in one of the prestigious Seattle law firms, Ms. Rivers decided that what she really wanted to do was strike out on her own and develop long-term relationships with a select group of small business clients and investors. She also brings a strong background in banking/finance, financial analysis, and accounting to her client’s projects. Recently, she joined the firm of Cairncross & Hempleman allowing her clients access to legal expertise outside her own areas.

Schedule a Consultation

Ms. Rivers serves clients throughout the Seattle and Bellevue metro area, as well as nationally on matters that involve federal law. Contact her today to schedule a consultation or call today to see how Ms. Rivers can help your business or investment projects succeed!

Scope of Practice

  • Capital structuring and planning
  • Equity-based employee incentive plans:
  • Private placements: equity, debt, hybrid
  • Options: grants, exercise, repricing
  • Common or Preferred Stock
  • Restricted stock
  • LLC Interests
  • SARs, phantom stock
  • Convertible Debt, Warrants
  • Executive and director compensation structuring
  • EB5 Offerings
  • Executive severance packages
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Employment agreements and policies
  • Equity/Debt Restructuring and Recapitalizations
  • Confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Tender and exchange offers
  • Stock repurchase plans
  • Brokerage and finders contracts
  • Independent contractor and consultant agreements
  • Bank regulatory advice and assistance, including:
  • Corporate strategic planning
  • Formal Agreements and Capital Directives
  • Entity formation and conversions
  • BSA, Policy, procedures and audits
  • Subsidiary and spin-off structuring
  • Outsourcing contracts requirements
  • Exit strategy and succession planning
  • Commercial loans, lines of credit, factoring
  • Board composition, duties, meetings
  • Article 9 security interests; stock collateral
  • Board committee structuring and advisement
  • Mezzanine debt structures
  • Shareholder meetings and proxy materials
  • Multi-lender participations
  • Conflict of interest policies, transactions
  • Custom work-out negotiation, documentation
  • Disclosure and other policies, audit, compliance
  • Foreclose and ORE management and sales
  • Communications: shareholders, analysts, press
  • Real estate investments structuring and entities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial real estate and construction financing
  • Asset, stock merger, and hybrid transactions
  • Real estate purchase and sales
  • LBOs and MBOs, and division spin-offs
  • Commercial real estate leases and management
  • Strategic Alliance structuring and agreements:
  • Fixture and Equipment purchases and leasing
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Mortgage banking and brokers
  • Cross distribution, joint marketing agmts
  • Joint Use and Access Agreements
  • Supplier, distributor and customer contracts
  • Title issues
  • IP licenses, transfers and technology agreements