Meet Our Team

Ian W. Gee

Ian currently advises Exceed's business and individual clients in commercial transactions, private securities, real estate, land use planning, asset protection and estate planning matters. Ian values the personal relationships formed with clients, whether they work for a large company, start-up or just managing their own family assets. From these relationships, Ian understands the unique needs of his clients and provides them with valued and strategic counsel.

Over the past 24 years, Ian has both advised and participated in the funding and start-up of privately held companies. He has served as General Counsel for technology, manufacturing and service companies. As a member of senior management, Ian provided legal counsel to directors, officers and executives in matters relating to corporate governance, acquisition, investment funding, financing, business succession, vendor relationships, risk management, litigation, insurance, contracts, government regulations, intellectual property, licensing, real estate and employment law. As both in-house and private counsel, Ian has represented clients in commercial mediation, critical business negotiations involving technology licensing and asset sales transactions with domestic Fortune 500, large international partners, as well as the small business down the street. Ian has also provided similar general counsel services to municipal and county government clients in Idaho.

Recognitions & Memberships

  • Member - Idaho State Bar (1993)

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, J.D. (1993)
  • Lewis & Clark College, B.A. History, Communications (1990)

Erik Bolinder

Erik is a business and real estate attorney for emerging companies, developers and entrepreneurs. Having been involved in his own startup companies and helping others emerge and grow, his passion is helping clients find the best strategies for effective growth and success. His practice focuses on entrepreneurship, business development, mergers and acquisitions, private securities, agribusiness, commercial real estate transactions and land use planning.

Erik was previously the chief legal counsel for a private Idaho-based commercial investment company involved in startup enterprise incubation, commercial real estate securities investments, and management of over two billion dollars worth of commercial property throughout the United States.

Erik began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri and later served as a commercial litigator for a St. Louis area law firm that specialized in defending businesses in complex litigation matters.

Born and raised in Boise, Erik is actively involved in the community. He is a past Chair and current Membership Chair of the Boise Area Salvation Army Community Advisory Board. He served as President of Leadership Boise, a leadership program sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. He is a past President of the Leadership Boise Alumni Association and has served as a member of the Board of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. He is an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America (Troop 315).

Erik was Founding Director of the Idaho Citizens Law Academy, a community education program sponsored by the Idaho State Bar. He is past President of the Idaho Chapter and Area Director, of the global Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). He also served as President of the Fourth District Bar Association (Boise Area Bar), and District Chair of Partners Against Domestic Violence.

Recognitions & Memberships

  • Martindale Hubbell - "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
  • Member – Missouri State Bar (1995), Illinois State Bar (1996), Idaho State Bar (1997)
  • Idaho State Bar Outstanding Service Award (2001)
  • Idaho Business Review Accomplished Under 40 (2003)
  • Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law Award (2013)

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D. (1995)
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Broadcast Journalism, Political Science (1992)

Michael Forsythe

Michael works with individual and business clients in the areas of estate planning, business contracts and real estate. Prior to law school, Michael spent 4 years in agriculture sales and service industry working closely with growers, suppliers, and chemical applicators. This experience has given him a practical understanding of “real life” legal and financial issues. As a result, Michael provides practical and effective professional services to Exceed’s clients.

Michael has a passion for issues related to the health and well-being of women and children, volunteering his time and energy as an Advisory Board member for Path Pregnancy Clinic, a local non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of, and providing healthcare to, pregnant women and young children. Michael’s passions also include surfing and camping with his family. When he is not at work, he can often be found in the water or on the mountains.

Recognitions & Memberships

  • Member - Idaho State Bar (2017)

Education

  • University of Idaho School of Law, J.D. (2016)
  • Eastern Washington University, B.A. Economics (2009)