Thomas A. Sterken


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101 

“Growing up in the family business and at Michigan law, I have always been fascinated by business law and finance. I strive to understand my clients’ businesses and add value by identifying risks, resolving disputes, and completing transactions to help them grow and succeed.”

Tom Sterken has extensive experience in business, finance and transactions, and focuses his practice on banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, organizing new businesses, and advising companies and owners in distribution, financial, government contracting, health care, investment, manufacturing, retail, senior care, technology and other businesses.

For several years, prior to joining Keller Rohrback, Tom was a senior executive and the general counsel for a large regional distribution and retail services company, and its finance, insurance and real estate development subsidiaries.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys boating, fitness, skiing and travel.

Practice emphasis

Worked with buyers, sellers, their accountants, investment bankers and other advisors on more than 100 public and private business acquisitions and property sales.

Advised companies, their boards and senior management on complex corporate governance, litigation, regulatory and securities matters, including fiduciary duties, professional and directors and officers (D&O) liability claims and coverage, proxy contests, shareholder disputes, and tender offers.

Represented entrepreneurs, issuers, lenders and investors in more than $1 billion of public and private offerings of debt and equity, lending, leasing, licensing and securitization transactions, and workouts of commercial, construction and development loans.

Mediated and settled multi-million dollar claims by federal and state regulators, including FDIC, against companies’ directors and officers.