Lakewood, Washington Business Lawyers

Shane M Silverthorn
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 686-4489 4008 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Kirk Bernard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(253) 396-1111 3702 S. Fife St.
Ste. K-237
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business and Personal Injury
I have been a civil litigator for over 20 years, having been first admitted to the bar in 1981, specializing in personal injury cases and representing the rights of accident victims on a contingency basis. I have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for my seriously injured clients.
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 830-0056 2228 S 78th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business and Administrative
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 471-1200 3906 S 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 471-1200 3906 S 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(253) 471-1200 3906 S 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(253) 588-2743 5516 75th St. West
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Lakewood, WA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Lakewood, WA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Lakewood, WA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Antitrust, IP and Tax
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(253) 584-1110 9615 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(253) 472-3841 4540 S Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(253) 761-8970 4707 S Junett St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 581-5666 8902 Forest Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Business, Administrative, Criminal and Military
Lakewood, WA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(253) 984-7016 7801 Onyx Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Business and Criminal
Lakewood, WA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(253) 589-8779 8811 S Tacoma Way
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Personal Injury
Lakewood, WA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 581-8085 3701 96th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Business, Administrative and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(253) 471-1200 3906 S 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
F. Richard Ricketts
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Michael T. Smith
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Douglas N. Kiger
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Joseph T. G. Harper
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 212-2450 7645 Pacific Ave. #55
Tacoma, WA 98408
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Robert Kendall Ricketts
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Charles Rivoire Hostnik
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 475-4200 6915 Lakewood Dr W
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Native American and Probate
Chuck practices in both State and Federal Courts, as well as many Tribal Courts. Chuck is a mostly retired Tribal Court Judge, having acted for 16 years as a judge on specific cases for 32 different Indian Tribes located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Chuck has also been appointed as a Special Master Judge for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut. On occasion Chuck is still appointed by Tribes to act as a trial or appellate judge.

In addition to Indian law, Chuck has...
Arthur Colby Parks
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 682-1960 1008 Yakima Ave Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Elder
Vernon Harkins
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(253) 250-4516 4701 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Richard H. Wooster
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 572-4161 1901 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Appeals, Employment and Municipal
Robert Martin Krinsky
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(253) 463-2712 1546 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Criminal, Entertainment & Sports and Personal Injury
Salvador A. Mungia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Alan D. Macpherson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
John C. Guadnola
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Joe Gordon Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Margaret Y. Archer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.

Andrea H. McNeely
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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,...
Michael Steven Clark
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Stephanie L. Bloomfield
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
William E. Holt
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Jane Ryan Koler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Gig Harbor, WA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(253) 853-1806 6659 Kimball Drive
Suite B-201
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Environmental and Municipal
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
For the past 30 years, she has represented businesses and individuals interfacing with the government; she helps businesses and individuals obtain all types of zoning and land use permits, assists individuals facing government compliance and penalty actions and represents individuals with property disputes about easements, boundaries and adverse possession. She also obtains licenses for all types of business enterprises. Ms. Koler frequently challenges arbitrary requirements associated with government compliance and land use permitting. See Guimont v. Clark, 121 Wn.2d 586 (Washington Supreme Court invalidated state law imposing mobile home relocation fee on developer); Berst v. Snohomish...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Business Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Business Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Need legal help with a business law matter?

Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

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.