Derek W. Woolston

Derek W. Woolston


Direct: 206.470.7678

Main: 206.470.7678

Cell: 206.550.9493


Phone: 206.470.7665

Professional Overview

Derek is an experienced transactional law attorney who advises clients on a variety of business, real property, and estate planning and administration legal matters as follows:

  • He advises clients spanning many industries, such as software and technology development, e-commerce, telecommunications businesses, professional services, and non-profits, on a variety of business and corporate law matters, including:  corporate financing; securities; organization formations and restructurings; mergers and acquisitions; asset purchases and sales; corporate governance; and employment. 
  • Derek’s breadth of experience enables him to provide clients with in-house counsel services as and when needed.
  • He has a real estate practice that includes advising clients on financed property purchase and sale transactions and leasing arrangements.
  • He assists clients with preparing estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for individuals and married couples, and probate administration and settlement of estates.
  • Part of a multi-firm legal team representing a public company in connection with various acquisitions of telecommunications businesses, ranging from hundreds of millions to $1 billion.
  • Represented the seller of a conglomeration of insurance companies in an over $100 million F-reorganization transaction.
  • Advised a business client on the sale of a $9 million property in the connection with a mixed use shoreline development by the Port of Everett.
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of a records management program and related governance policies for a large cruise line enterprise.

Other Experience

  • Derek worked as a systems support representative and in finance for IBM in the Pacific Northwest prior to attending law school.
  • Derek has a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Washington.
  • Derek served as law Clerk to the Honorable Sharon S. Armstrong, King County Superior Court after graduating from law school.
  • King County Bar Neighborhood Legal Clinic, volunteer attorney
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Bailey-Boushay House
  • Served on the Seattle Board of Governors of Human Right
  • B.A., Hofstra University, summa cum laude
  • J.D. University of Washington, Law Review 

In his free time Derek enjoys traveling, cycling, SUP boarding, hiking, and catching a performance at a local theater.