Legal strategy for remarkable companies.

Focal provides incisive, industry-driven legal counsel to technology, media, and the next generation of online businesses. We partner with global tech leaders and growing startups alike. Our clients are doing great things and we are proud to represent businesses in various stages of growth, from entrepreneurs just getting started to companies on the GeekWire 200 index.

More than just attorneys, Focal lawyers are business strategists who know what it takes to succeed in rapidly-changing markets.

  • “Focal was instrumental in getting our business off the ground, and continues to help us as new needs arise. Joe Skocilich is amazing to work withattentive, resourceful, knowledgeble and responsive. And he likes our beer, so that’s a bonus.”

    Steve Luke, Founder, Cloudburst Brewing
  • “Everyone at Focal has provided us with exceptional service.”

    Aaron Easterly,
  • “The attorneys at Focal are very easy to work with, down to earth, and professional. Nate and Venkat are always very responsive and easy to reach.”

    Eleni Adams,
  • Focal understands tech and entrepreneurs … they operate like the ‘anti law firm,’ and I mean that as the highest compliment!

    Alex Algard, CEO, WhitePages, Inc.
  • “We have been very happy with our relationship with Focal.”

    Tim Wisner,
Nothing makes us happier than happy clients.

One team for all your legal needs.

Focal’s business and IP attorneys provide a full range of legal services designed to help you protect and grow your business.

From day-to-day contract management and business disputes to major transactions and bet-the-company litigation, Focal can handle whatever comes your way.


  • Business Model Risk Assessment
  • Privacy
  • Employment
  • Marketing Compliance Advice

Business/IP Transactions

  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Corporate Formation and Co-founder Agreements
  • Raising Capital
  • Business Sales/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Terms of Service and Privacy Policies


  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Business Disputes

At Focal, we understand what matters at the intersection of business and technology: Agility. Ingenuity. Smart risks. Lean strategy. That’s why we’ve built our legal practice on those very values.

We know business, and we know our clients. Focal attorneys are big-firm veterans, industry professionals and entrepreneurs who stay in step with the latest market developments that impact the risks facing our clients. Our efficient and practical approach targets the real needs of today’s companies.

I love what I do. Our clients often develop technologies that I use and it’s exciting to help them build their businesses and secure their brands.

Nate D. Webb, Co-Founder