We are a boutique legal practice serving angel and VC-backed emerging growth companies and investors in Silicon Valley, Seattle, and elsewhere on a diverse range of legal matters including general corporate, securities (including preferred stock and debt financings), licensing, IP strategy, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, open source, real estate, and international issues.

Douglas Choi

Principal

Doug founded TangoLaw in 2009 as an expat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before starting the firm, he held senior positions at a number of start-ups in the Seattle area, including Isilon Systems (General Counsel and Secretary), F5 Networks (Corporate Counsel), ViAir (now Good Technology) (Director of Business Development), and Concur Technologies (Director of Business and Legal Affairs). He also previously founded Peapod Seattle, where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Doug began his legal career at Perkins Coie. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School and received his B.S. in Economics (cum laude) from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Doug currently lives in London.

Shane Anderson

Principal

Shane Anderson represents companies, investors, and entrepreneurs dealing with start-up matters, private equity and debt financings, commercial and licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate governance. Prior to joining TangoLaw, Shane was a partner at Beacon Law Advisors, PLLC. Before that, he practiced corporate and securities law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011, where he was an editor of the Texas Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 2005. Shane is a member of the Washington State Bar. He lives in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle with his wife.

Anna-Rita Wong Terzo

Attorney

Anna-Rita Wong Terzo focuses on tax, mergers and acquisitions, and financing and licensing matters related to start-up companies. A recent graduate of the preeminent New York University LLM Taxation program, she earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. There, she served as the managing editor of the Washington International Law Journal (formerly known as the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal) and completed an externship for the Honorable Judge Coughenour in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Prior to law school, Anna-Rita worked as a corporate and real estate paralegal for seven years in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Anna-Rita is a member of the Washington State Bar and an assistant treasurer of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.

Kristen Akers

Paralegal

Kristen Akers graduated from the University of Washington in 2015, where she studied Law, Economics, and Business Administration. While in college, she worked in real estate and interned for the highly publicized Seattle arena project. Kristen is currently working toward completion of her Advanced Paralegal Certificate and is expected to finish in the winter of 2017.

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