Client Profile: Tesla

We helped get Tesla started and close on successive financing before its IPO


We’re tech company veterans. And just like a good boxing coach, we’ve seen a lot and know what works..Every day we’re in your corner making sure you do too!


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International Focus

With offices in the US and Europe, we serve a wide range of client needs

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We’re a boutique that offers highly specialized corporate legal services to technology companies,investors, executives and Board members. Staying small allows us to respond quickly – and deeply understand you, your company and your business.
We are a premier boutique corporate and international law firm that provides skilled legal services to entrepreneurs, tech companies, individuals, and growth businesses at all stages of development, from large-scale global enterprises to innovative startups. Our deep experience and wide range of knowledge positions us to provide highly responsive and effective legal solutions.

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July-August 2016 Newsletter

The Summer is now in full swing, but things have not slowed down. We are seeing increased M&A activity, and more flips and redomestications of established venture‐backed EU companies seeking US capital. We are also working with an increasing number of companies in...

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M&A – What’s the Big Deal?

You may have noticed that mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, has seen a boom recently. The latest and most notable has been Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of Precision Castparts Corp. here in Portland for a fat $32 billion. Our own firm has been...

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Treehouse’s 32-Hour Work Week

Treehouse is making waves with the way they do business. They've recently been featured on the Today Show and in The Atlantic to talk about their implementation of a 32-hour work week. At the behest of his wife, CEO Ryan Carson decided to try it out in an attempt at...

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The White Summers Story

White Summers Caffee & James, LLP is one of the West Coast’s leading boutique transactional law firms. We have been in business for over 15 years, and over that time we have contributed to the success of globally disruptive companies such as Tesla Motors, Hotmail, and Nuvomedia.

In a nutshell, we help build innovation platforms and companies that are improving the world we live in. Over the years since our inception we’ve represented well over 500+ companies and investors on over 300+ financings and 250+ liquidity exit events. Its safe to say we’ve been there and done that. And as a boutique firm, we are efficient, value add and save you money. Isn’t that the kind of law firm you’d like to work with?

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation, Structuring & Intellectual Property
  • Debt & Equity Financings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Executive Development
  • International Business
  • Strategic Partnering, Commercial & License Transactions
  • Corporate Restructuring, Divestitures
  • Investor Representation

Our Team

Mark Cameron White

Mark Cameron White


Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James LLP (formerly White & Lee), and leads the firm’s international practice.
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Jon Summers

Jon Summers


Jon is an attorney and CPA who represents technology and emerging growth companies with respect to the formation, financing, governance, and transactional matters.
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Bill Caffee

Bill Caffee


Mr. Caffee has extensive experience in corporate finance, securities law matters as well as in the formation and related compliance matters of investment partnerships.
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Mark James

Mark James


Mark James is a founding partner of White Summers, Caffee & James, LLP (formerly White & Lee) and works in the firm’s Portland and Central Oregon offices.
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Silicon Valley

541 Jefferson Ave., Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel:(650) 298-6000
Fax:(650) 298-6099

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805 SW Broadway, Suite 2440
Portland, OR 97205
Tel:(503) 419-3000
Fax:(503) 419-3001

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San Francisco

350 Townsend St.
Suite 408
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 690-8750

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European Office

79 Andrássy út
Budapest, Hungary, H-1062
Tel: (+36) 1 706 0000
Fax: (+36) 1 706 0003

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