Graham, Washington Business Lawyers

Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 864-7673 608 39th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Business
Puyallup, WA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(253) 770-2154 16417 133rd Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98374
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(253) 846-1777 19002 50th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Business
Puyallup, WA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(253) 864-6540 803 39th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(253) 445-0544 16714 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Orting, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
210 Michell Ln NE
Orting, WA 98360
Business
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney
(253) 840-4349 3500 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98373
Business and Real Estate
Spanaway, WA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(360) 902-7420 841 174th St S
Spanaway, WA 98387
Business, Administrative and Estate Planning
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 445-8085 16401 88th Ave Ct E
Puyallup, WA 98375
Business
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(253) 445-8085 16401 88th Ave Ct E
Puyallup, WA 98375
Business
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 845-2711 803 39th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Business, Criminal, Employment and Estate Planning
Puyallup, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 840-0288 3708 14th St Pl SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(253) 548-1000 14009 42nd Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
William E. Holt
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, IP and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Bill Holt moved gradually westward—with a 7-year stop in Iowa City to pick up his undergraduate and law degrees—until he got to Tacoma in 1970. He has lived and worked here in the Northwest ever since, joining GTH in 1971 after clerking for Judge William T. Beeks in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.

His primary areas of practice include the purchase and sale of businesses and large commercial real estate projects, as well as intellectual property law, privacy and publicity law, public records law, and finance.
Lisa A. Kremer
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(253) 620-6249 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
University of Washington School of Law
Lisa Kremer's practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, and guardianship. She particularly enjoys working with families to try to resolve issues with a minimum amount of stress and turmoil. Lisa also advises businesses, particularly on trademark, copyright and privacy issues, including HIPPA compliance.

Lisa began her professional career as a journalist. She was an award-winning reporter for The News Tribune. In 2005 she decided to move from writing about people’s problems to helping solve them. She commuted from Tacoma to the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and graduated in 2008.

Lisa is a Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County...
Alan D. Macpherson
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
Alan Macpherson’s primary area of practice at GTH is estate planning and taxation. He particularly enjoys working on projects that combine financial and tax as well as legal aspects, such as establishing and monitoring investment LLCs and generation-skipping trusts and helping clients build specific themes into their estate plans, like helping with the education of grandchildren.
Margaret Y. Archer
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 620-6550 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Before earning her law degree, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School and joining GTH in 1991, Margaret Archer was a financial analyst for Westinghouse Hanford Company. She puts her business acumen and insight into the world of finance to good use in her position as Chair of our Board of Directors and in her practice areas of land use, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.

Michael Steven Clark
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law and University of Puget Sound
Joe Gordon Jr.
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney
(253) 620-6500 1201 Pacific Ave #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Stanford Law School
Joe Gordon, Jr. joined GTH in 1968 and has been a pillar of the firm and of the legal community in the Pacific Northwest for many years. He has tried superior court cases involving a wide range of civil litigation matters in 26 of Washington’s 39 counties. As a Washington State Assistant Attorney General, he served as a trial attorney for the Department of Labor & Industries in both the Olympia and Seattle offices.

In private practice, Joe has regularly represented rental property owners and management companies on landlord-tenant matters. He has also represented both employers and injured workers on industrial...
Salvador A. Mungia
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Consumer
Georgetown University Law Center
Sal practices in state and federal courts throughout the state of Washington and has litigated most of the Western states as well. One focus of Sal’s practice is medical negligence, wrongful death, and serious injury cases. Sal has represented patients who have been injured as a result of doctors, nurses, and emergency room physicians making mistakes resulting in death, paralysis, brain injuries and loss of life or harm to babies. Sal has brought actions against Multicare, CHI Franciscan, Harborview, Children’s Hospital, and Swedish Medical center among others. Sal’s cases have involved surgeons, OBGYN doctors, Emergency Department...
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 237-1736 1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Since starting my practice in 2003, I have emphasized the provision of competent legal services at a cost which is adjusted for the client's particular situation. Hiring a lawyer is expensive for many reasons, but to the extent possible, I have tried to right size the fees we charge the client with the client's household income.

I focus my practice primarily in the family law area and have a great deal of experience in divorces, annulments, legal separations, child support modifications, parenting plan modifications and non parental custody cases.

A brief bit about me...

I am the first person in my...
Steven Willock
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 302-4849 2200 North 30th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98403
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business and real estate transactional attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his...
Sandra J. Rovai
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Seattle University School of Law
Eric D. Gilman
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(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Washington-Seattle and Seattle University School of Law
Eric represents victims of wrongful termination, unfair wage and hour practices, workplace harassment, and discrimination; whistleblowers who suffer retaliation after standing up for themselves or others; and entrepreneurs crossed by former business partners. As a civil litigator and class action attorney, he routinely assists individuals and entities in employment litigation, consumer protection actions, and complex business and contract lawsuits. Eric has prevailed in numerous appellate cases supporting worker rights, including before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

Mindful that most people seldom interact with the legal system, Eric uses his knowledge and experience to guide his...
James C. Waldo
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Environmental
Willamette University School of Law
Stephanie L. Bloomfield
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Since joining the firm in 1994, Stephanie has worked on a wide variety of cases representing clients in employment, business and injury litigation, as well as estate litigation and business disputes. She also represents clients in matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompetition contracts, Consumer Protection Act claims, unfair competition issues, contract disputes and consults on matters of legal ethics.

In her commercial litigation practice, Stephanie focuses on complex business disputes, disputes between members of closely held companies and trust and estate litigation. She represents corporations, closely held businesses, fiduciaries as well as individual parties involved in these types of...
Shelly M. Andrew
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals, Construction and Employment
University of Washington School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Shelly focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, commercial litigation, products liability, construction law, insurance defense and coverage, and appellate advocacy. She represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of commercial and employment disputes and especially enjoys working with clients to help them understand the legal process. Shelly prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients and finding strategic and creative solutions in tough cases.

Shelly joined GTH in 2011. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, she began her legal career in Alaska, first serving as a judicial law clerk for...
Jemima J. McCullum
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(253) 620-6520 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Jemima has handled hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of real estate transactions involving almost every sector of the market. Her primary practice areas are commercial and real estate transactions. She has extensive experience with all facets of land use matters including title and survey review, development, and environmental studies and reports.

Her clients include private developers, landowners, purchasers and sellers, landlords and tenants, borrowers and lenders, regional and national banks, universities, non-profit organizations, assisted living facilities, hotels, and homeowner’s associations, each of whom have various business and real estate needs. With the passage of I-502, her work has also...
Charlotte N. Chalker
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(253) 620-6403 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
John C. Guadnola
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(253) 620-6410 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
University of Colorado Law School
John Guadnola is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background and impressive record of success in his practice areas, which include antitrust litigation, alcohol regulation, copyright and trademark litigation, and complex litigation. As Executive Director and General Counsel of the Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors, John is also actively involved in alcohol regulation issues on the legislative level and enforcement levels.

As co-lead counsel in a case of national significance (Costco v. Hoen), John represented distributor intervenors in a successful effort to defend Washington State laws governing distribution and sale of beer and wine against an antitrust claim brought...
Warren J. Daheim
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 57 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
University of Minnesota School of Law
Andrea H. McNeely
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 620-6486 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Appeals, Employment and Health Care
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Andrea is a trial lawyer with an emphasis in business and employment litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has successfully represented clients litigating shareholder, non-competition, and employment discrimination disputes, and obtained pre-trial injunctions. She has achieved jury verdicts enforcing her clients’ contract rights, represented clients in trust and estates disputes, and obtained protection for vulnerable adults. She also regularly represents clients in the areas of regulatory monitoring and advocacy, including extensive work in alcohol regulation and policy, and with Washington's Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Andrea joined GTH in 2005 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law,...
Douglas N. Kiger
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 272-2997 4717 South 19th Street, Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Kurt Hermanns
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Criminal, IP and Tax
University of Puget Sound
Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR)...
Michael T. Smith
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(253) 759-0070 1457 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-1951
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Michael T. Smith advises individuals and companies of all types and sizes regarding the proper formation and structure of a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, etc.), their general business and corporate matters, issues related to the purchase or sale or lease of real property and transactions to purchase or sell their business. Michael also focuses his practice on assisting people prepare their estate plan, including wills, trusts, community property agreements, durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and helping families navigate and administer a loved one's estate in probate proceedings. Michael can also assist with guardianship proceedings for loved ones...
Teresa B. Daggett
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business and Securities
University of Washington School of Law
Robert Dickson
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 572-1000 1201 Pacific Ave. Suite 2050
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business
The George Washington University Law School
Robert Dickson practices civil litigation, with a focus on issues related to business, real property and construction law. His clients are diverse, ranging from large corporations to residential homeowners. Recently, Mr. Dickson expanded his practice to include the representation of property owners in mediating their distressed property matters through the Foreclosure Fairness Act. Another element of Mr. Dickson's practice includes contributing to various legal publications. In particular, he serves as an editor and contributing author of the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Real Estate Litigation (LexisNexis 2014) and a contributing author for the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual. At present,...
Thomas Andrew Balerud
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 573-1111 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Juvenile and Nursing Home
Thomas Balerud, after 17 years with the same firm, has opened his own law practice, located in downtown Tacoma. Tom is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound. Tom has enjoyed success in many well publicized high-profile State and Federal cases. He is currently serving as a Trustee to the TPCBA. Tom and his experienced staff are currently available to assist clients in his two practice areas: Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
Kenneth G. Kieffer
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney
(253) 620-6425 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
Jessica Mccoll Neilson
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Federal Way, WA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 713-6427 33530 1st Way So. Suite 102
Federal Way, WA 98003
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School and University of Oregon School of Law
Hi! I've been practicing law and teaching law since 1991. My passion is helping individual consumers with problems and helping small business owners resolve disputes through litigation and other methods. I am cost-effective, efficient, and am responsive to client needs. I hope to meet you! Jessica
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Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.