Chief Executive Officer
Areas of Practice
Finance & Securities
Startups & Early Stage Companies
JD, Gonzaga University School of Law
Brett has always been an entrepreneurial-minded attorney and has always wanted to focus on bridging the gap between practical business answers and legal compliance.
Brett has always been an entrepreneurial-minded attorney and has always wanted to focus on bridging the gap between practical business answers and legal compliance. His experience, education, and personality has provided him the opportunities to develop into a business adviser who is equipped to navigate complex legal hurdles as well as make tough strategic business decisions. Brett enjoys working with small to mid-market companies during their transitional phases. He has worked successfully with both public and private companies, investors, and financial advisors to organize, structure, and execute on mergers or cash-out transactions. He has represented startups and emerging companies in virtually every industry, including technology, aerospace, manufacturing, services, and retail. Brett has successfully managed a number of startup financings, beginning with formation and initial capitalization, continuing with capital raising and commercialization through debt or public offerings. Whether reviewing corporate formation documents or maintaining corporate board meeting minutes and stock records; he enjoys advising the C-suite executives in a “general counsel” capacity and providing legal compliance and structure to an often chaotic and competitive environment.
Brett Spooner is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner of Gravis Law, PLLC, a National Law Firm with headquarters in Richland, Washington. On a day-to-day basis Brett runs Gravis Law and dedicates much of his free time to the growth and expansion of small businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Cities. As an angel investor, tech enthusiast, and serial entrepreneur, he merges his skills and interests to solve access-to-law problems.
Brett earned his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013 after four years working in the legal and tech sector. At Gonzaga, he focused his studies on Business Law and Securities Regulation, working in the Business Law Clinic, and organized joint entrepreneurial and startup efforts across the community. Through law school he grew, started his first privately held investment company, and managed a national consulting company that provided software implementation, cybersecurity, and process management procedures to law firms and banks. After Gonzaga he jumped right into practice for himself and founded Gravis Law, PLLC.
He is currently the Founder and CEO of Manage Squared, Inc. which is a software as a service company that makes legal case management software. Brett is also President of a co-working space called Fuse, which is also home to the Gravis Richland office. Further, because of his strong interest in economic development, he is on the Board of the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gesa Credit Union, Wildland Labs, Inc., and State of Motion, where he focuses his volunteer time with organizations that further the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Brett is passionate about spreading his knowledge about business with his community, he provides education openly to the community every change he gets; teaching about business and law at Launch University, Fuse, Washington State University Tri-Cities, and Columbia Basin Community College. He lectures on topics such as entrepreneurship, business development, board development, millennials in the workforce, and private access to capital.
Brett’s goal is to solve accessibility issues in law, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the nation. He is a serial entrepreneur himself and seeks to achieve a healthy balance between real world business experience and the legal profession. To attain this harmony, he is actively engaged in multiple philanthropic works, investment funds, commercial real estate development, and private business endeavors ranging from a solar-powered distillery to software as a service (SaaS) company.
When Brett is not immersed in the business community of the Tri-Cities, he spends time with his wife and daughters. He also enjoys mountain biking, hunting, golf, cooking, and writing science fiction. He believes most in the national activation of local community impact, and capitalism for cause.