Mary Ellen Reihsen



Mary Ellen is a Seattle-based business attorney focused on the legal needs of small businesses, with a special emphasis on the wedding and events industry nationwide.

While working her way through law school, Mary Ellen worked as a high-end caterer, where she personally experienced many of the legal issues that plague creative businesses. Ten years later, Mary Ellen is Owner and Managing Attorney at Weddings & Events Law, “Winning Your Arguments Before You Have Them”.  She currently represents dozens of wedding and event business owners in every facet of the industry. Mary Ellen specializes in business formation, all manner of contracts, employment law, compliance, small business mergers & acquisitions, and creative tech start-ups. She is also very proud to be one of the co-founders and owners of Rentivist, a national platform for event rentals tapping into the sharing economy, much like Uber or Airbnb.