Nate Riordan, Franchise Attorney

Nate Riordan

Nate Riordan received a B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1992 and graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1998. Nate practiced law in Minneapolis until 2004, where he practiced in the areas of corporate bankruptcy, workouts, restructures, finance, franchise and corporate and transactional law. In 2004, Nate moved to Seattle and has practiced there ever since.

Nate practices in the areas of:

  • Multi-Unit Franchise
  • Leasing
  • Transactional/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate/Partnership
  • Commercial Leasing / Sale-Leaseback
  • Franchise Representation
  • Master Franchisor / Area Developer Representation
  • Debt Restructure / Workout
  • Finance
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
Andrea S. Kneiss, Attorney

Andrea Sessions Kneiss

Andrea earned her J.D. in 2005 from Santa Clara University, School of Law, graduating with honors in the top 15% of her class and graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. from California State University, Stanislaus. Andrea practiced for over 10 years in California in small and mid-size law firms, focusing mainly on business and real estate transactions and litigation. In 2015, Andrea moved to the Seattle area and has worked with Wenokur Riordan since 2017.

Andrea practices in the areas of real estate and business law, including purchases and sales, commercial leasing, title and zoning, and commercial development, as well as franchise review and representation. Andrea is licensed in both Washington and California.

Cat Reny

Cat Reny

Cat assists the firm’s business clients in real estate, transactional and leasing matters.

Cat Reny earned her B.A. with honors at Loyola University-New Orleans in 1993, and graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2009.

Cat provides pro bono representation of clients through the King County Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services program, and volunteers regularly at KCBA's Debt Clinic in Seattle.


Alan Wenokur

Alan Wenokur has been a Seattle attorney since 1983, with a practice emphasizing bankruptcy. Alan represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. Alan advises business clients on debtor-creditor matters.

Alan is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubble. He is a member of the Washington State Bar creditor/debtor section, the US Bankruptcy Court’s local rules committee, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He regularly serves as a mediator on bankruptcy matters as part of the Hon. Thomas T. Glover mediation program.

Alan's peers have rated him a bankruptcy "Super Lawyer" annually since 2012. Alan speaks frequently at professional seminars, particularly on the role and responsibilities of attorneys representing debtors in Chapter 7 cases. He has volunteered his services with the King County Bar Association’s Debt Clinic for over 20 years.

Alan received his B.A. at the University of Michigan in 1979, and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1983.