Don Buder

Don Buder

Faculty Bio

Course: Capstone Project (Food Business Playbook).


As a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Don Buder is a corporate transactional attorney and strategic legal advisor to early-stage and middle-market businesses, including a large concentration of privately held and publicly traded food and beverage companies. He has significant experience in the areas of venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, distribution agreements, supply agreements, joint venture agreements, and other commercial transactions.

For more than three decades, Mr. Buder has provided clients with the three basic services: find cost-effective solutions to legal and business problems, offer advice that is direct and practical, and keep the parties involved in any negotiation focused on their common business objectives. He believes that a lawyer is effective only if he can protect his clients’ interests without frustrating their business judgment.

Mr. Buder holds a BA in history from Princeton University, an MIA from Columbia University, and a JD from UC Berkeley.

Courses, Events & Writings

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ONLINE COURSE: Food Venture Formation & Financing

Food Venture Formation & Financing provides essential guidance, frameworks and legal templates necessary to set up any food-related venture for success. Corporate forms, financing structures and strategies, term sheets, IP and trademark, product liability, licensing, sales, distribution and employee agreements are covered in this comprehensive foundational course.