As managing shareholder of Klinedinst’s Seattle office, Gregor Hensrude focuses his practice on the representation of companies and professionals. For corporate clients, Mr. Hensrude serves as a front-line resource for making smart business decisions incorporating liability concerns with traditional business models. For professionals and companies, Mr. Hensrude serves as an experienced litigator and trial lawyer.
Mr. Hensrude’s transactional practice includes standard services like negotiating contracts and managing intellectual property, but also includes major acquisitions, working with administrative agencies, and how-to advice on employment, financing, real estate, and antitrust issues. As examples of that diversity, Mr. Hensrude has successfully extricated a founder from a company in a collegial way during challenging circumstances, negotiated the purchase of a multi-million-dollar patent portfolio, and set up a pricing policy for a manufacturer to comply with antitrust law. Mr. Hensrude’s clients are generally closely-held companies that have exited the start-up phase but are still growing rapidly.
Like the scope of his services on the counseling side, Mr. Hensrude prides himself on being a “cradle to grave” litigator. He has personally completed every aspect of litigation from filing a complaint or answer to litigating before courts of appeal, but generally manages small teams to win cases through all of those means. Mr. Hensrude has tried cases to judges and juries in state and federal courts, and has argued many appeals before state and federal courts of appeal. He has litigated over one hundred legal malpractice actions, as well as defended many claims against other kinds of professionals, including real estate brokers, accountants, and those in the financial services industry. Mr. Hensrude has also litigated intellectual property disputes, real estate matters, breach of contract claims, employment-related cases, and many other kinds of business disputes. Those matters have ranged from small collections claims up to class actions and claims involving tens of millions of dollars in alleged damages. While Mr. Hensrude most often ends up on the defense side, where he has obtained judgments on behalf of clients in many cases, he has also litigated corporations’ affirmative claims to jury verdict and seven figure settlements.
The recipient of Martindale’s highest AV®-Preeminent™ rating, Mr. Hensrude is active in the community, having previously served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Skagit-Island County Chapter. He is also an active member of the King County Bar Association (KBCA) and a member of the Oregon State Bar.