As a private practicing attorney for over forty years, with a foot in both the creative and business sides of countless projects and entities, Pete Wilke has established a niche practice that makes him uniquely qualified to assist both the artist and the entrepreneur (often the same person!) in realizing their dreams.
He specializes in business planning and formation, financing, development and operation; corporations, sophisticated partnerships, LLC’s and joint ventures, preparing private placement securities and public offerings, raising venture capital, or obtaining conventional or offshore financing. He serves as In-house corporate, LLC and partnership counsel for various business entities, including a NASD broker/dealer and has a general civil practice with a business emphasis, focusing on corporate, entertainment and securities law. He often advises people buying and selling property and businesses, including mergers, reorganizations and acquisitions. He has prepared Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting documents and have utilized the SEC’s regulation S-B and advised clients on Small Corporate Offering Registrations (SCOR), “Reg A+” and Blue Sky representation.
While Mr. Wilke has focused his practice in more recent years on production and the building of new companies, he has extensive background in litigation as well, having represented business entities and individuals in business-related arbitration and litigation through the state court appellate level, emphasizing breach-of-contract and civil fraud issues. He has also appeared in federal district courts and has been counsel in “complex” litigation cases.
Mr. Wilke has been a member of the California State Bar Association since 1991; he was a member of the Washington State Bar Association from 1977 until he retired from that state in 2017. He graduated from UCLA in 1971 with a degree in Political Science and obtained his JD from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 1976.