BARBARA J. PROWANTis a highly experienced and energetic Seattle-based attorney whose practice reaches nationwide. Trained as a Corporate, Securities and Finance attorney at prestigious large law firms, for more than 20 years Barbara has enjoyed providing legal and business advice to large and small businesses and entrepreneurs, investors, shareholders, partners and Boards of Directors involved in a broad variety of businesses.
Barbara began her professional career in 1987 as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in Boston and Kansas City. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Missouri in 1994, and worked with Bryan Cave LLP before moving to Seattle to join the international law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in 1999. In 2006, feeling she could more effectively work as a team with her clients, she founded Prowant Law, PLLC.
Our clients benefit from Barbara's extensive private and public corporate, securities and finance expertise. During her legal career she has lead or been involved in transactions with an aggregate of more than $26 billion in deal value. As an entrepreneur herself, Barbara has started and operated businesses, and has advised businesses in a wide variety of industries, including high-technology, media, gaming, hardware and software development, biomedical, health care, medical practices, medical devices, retail, manufacturing, engineering, aeronautical, banking, insurance, transportation, hospitality, cosmetics, professional services, real estate, education, non-profit and others.
JURIS DOCTORATE, 1994 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law UMKC Law Review, Managing Editor Wilbur L. Pollard UMKC Law Review Honor Award American Jurisprudence Advanced Legal Writing Award Teaching Assistant Excellence in Legal Scholarship Award Honor Court Excellence in Leadership Award Student Bar Association Excellence in Leadership Award Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Law School Representative
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, 1987 KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts and Kansas City, Missouri
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,
ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT, 1987 Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska Summa Cum Laude Business & Computer Science Graduate of the Year Accounting Graduate of the Year