Professional Biography
Trey Chenier

Theo (Trey) M. Chenier III Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6639

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Trey Chenier counsels high-growth companies on corporate issues, including financings, commercial agreements, and general corporate matters. His experience includes representing early-stage companies across numerous industries as they raise capital through angel rounds or series financings and advising venture funds as they manage their technology portfolios.

In his mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice, Trey has worked on a number of high-value transactions and financings. He drafts the definitive transaction documents and manages the deal process for both buy- and sell-side transactions. He also manages the disclosure schedule and diligence process and drafts ancillary deal documents.

Trey advises public companies on both equity and debt issuances, including assisting with a $700 million concurrent debt/equity issuance by a large online real estate company. He also regularly reviews SEC filings and researches security law issues for clients.

Trey is active within the Seattle community. As a member of the core leadership team, Trey provides strategic guidance and direction for the Black Boardroom Initiative. This annual program, founded by Perkins Coie with critical support from Deloitte, strives to help grow the percentage of Black-held seats on S&P 500 boards to one in eight by 2028 through practitioner-led educational sessions, small group networking, and mentorship opportunities with sitting public company board members. In its first year, the program received sponsorship and support from leading companies including Zillow, F5, Microsoft, and Amazon.

Trey maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting nonprofit organizations and small businesses with general corporate matters, entity formation, and commercial contracts. He also volunteers as a mentor for underserved middle school students with Rising Leaders and is a member of the board of directors of Leadership Tomorrow. Leadership Tomorrow is an organization that prepares and connects leaders across the public, private, and non-profit sectors to facilitate equitable change.

Professional Leadership

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Board Member, 2020 present
  • Loren Miller Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee Member, 2017 present

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Board Member
  • Rising Leaders, Mentor, 2018 - present

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2015, 2016




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2017
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., International Business, with honors, 2014
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., Economics, with honors, 2014