Manchester, Washington Business Lawyers

John Kenney
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Washington Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Mr. Kenney has over twenty one years helping families, individuals & business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, business planning & real estate transactions. Mr. Kenney has... Read More »
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Philip Bradley Wade
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Bremerton, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(360) 373-8526 PO Box 5714
Bremerton, WA 98312
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Construction and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Although often I have a full case load, I will try to assist you in any way I can even if I can't take your case at the time you contact me.
Norman Short
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Port Orchard, WA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(360) 876-9221 1155 Bethel Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and University of Idaho College of Law
For 23 years I have focused on tax, estate planning and business law. If you need tax planning, IRS representation, tax compliance advice, or estate planning and probate, I have the experience you are looking for. I practice in the U.S. Tax Court and represent clients directly with IRS. I enjoy working with individuals with tax representation and estate planning. I also have extensive experience in many aspects of commercial law, as a corporate counsel, in new business startup, and as a general accounting advisor. I am a partner at GSJones Law Group, P.S. in...
Jenny Mosca
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Port Orchard, WA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(360) 337-7174 614 Division Street, MS-35
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Business, Administrative and Military
Tulane University Law School
David A. Kubat
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 545-8394 2634 Thorndyke Avenue W. #201
Seattle, WA 98199
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law and Willamette University College of Law
I have been practicing bankruptcy and personal injury law in Seattle for over 31 years. I have helped over 5000 individuals get debt free or receive fair compensation for their personal injuries.
Nikki C. Carsley
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(206) 502-2510 400 Winslow Way E Ste 230
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business and Municipal
University of Washington School of Law
Nikki is a co-founder of Seamark Law Group. Her civil-litigation practice focuses on municipal law, police liability, and tort defense. She helps effectively and efficiently resolve high-stakes disputes through litigation, mediation, and trial. Nikki graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with high honors. During law school, she served as a managing editor for the Washington Law Review and was selected by the faculty as a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes. Nikki worked at a mid-sized firm in Seattle before co-founding Seamark. She currently serves on the Young Professionals Board for Treehouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated...
Stacia Hofmann
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 693-2718 PMB 210
10002 Aurora Ave. N. #36
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Stacia Hofmann, JD, ARM, practices business law and litigation at Cornerpoint Law. A solo practitioner with over 11 years of legal experience, Stacia drafts business agreements and customer contracts, provides advice about insurance coverage, advises on the employer/employee relationship, develops tailored risk management policies and procedures, consults on cyber risk, and litigates disputes for her clients.

In addition, Stacia is particularly knowledgeable about the law governing premises liability (“slip and falls”), product liability (including contaminated food), worksite accidents, defective workmanship, defamation, criminal acts on business premises, the sale and service of alcohol, professional malpractice, and automobile accidents. Her clients have included...
Karen Klein
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(206) 498-4594 403 Madison Ave. N.
Suite 240
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Boston University School of Law
Karen Klein has been practicing law for over 30 years. She is an experienced business lawyer and entrepreneur who achieves results through collaboration, tenacity, and perseverance. Karen works with small business clients on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, and Kitsap County. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Karen is committed to supporting clients’ needs, while ensuring that business needs drive solutions. Karen has substantial litigation, employment, social media, and commercial transactions experience. She is a frequent speaker...
Valerie A. Farris
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 588-2930 3021 SW Bradford St. #326
Seattle, WA 98126
Business, Appeals, Construction and Personal Injury
Robert Charles Huber
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 866-1208 793 Ericksen Ave NE Ste 127
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Adam Morrow
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 949-9467 911 Hildebrand Lane, Suite 104
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business, Family and Personal Injury
Barbara Prowant
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(206) 938-0872 4707 51st Pl SW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98116
Business, Real Estate and Securities
William Clay Budigan
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(206) 284-5305 2601 42nd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Scott Shawver
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 686-5075 4409 California Avenue
Seattle, WA 98166
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of Oregon School of Law
Margaret Boyle
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(206) 217-9400 200 West Thomas, Ste. 420
Seattle, WA 98119
Business and Employment
William Henry Broughton
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Silverdale, WA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 692-4888 9057 Washington Ave NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Jacob Michael Downs
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 962-5040 100 W. Harrison St., Ste. N440
Seattle, WA 98119
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
John Kenney
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Poulsbo, WA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(360) 850-1049 17791 Fjord Dr NE
Suite 154
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Washington School of Law and The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mr. Kenney has over twenty one years helping families, individuals & business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, business planning & real estate transactions.

Mr. Kenney has created thousands of estate & asset protection planning documents, which include wills, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, other advance medical directives, revocable living trusts, dynasty trusts, safe harbor trusts, irrevocable trusts, gifting trusts, educational trusts, retirement plan trusts, IRA trusts, charitable trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, private foundations, 501c3 charities, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited partnerships, (FLP) domestic asset protection...
J.D. Houvener
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney
(800) 849-1913 220 2nd Ave S.
#213
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Seattle University
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Mark G. Honeywell
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
For more than 40 years, Mark Honeywell has been an active litigator with a track record of resolving a wide variety of complex disputes. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has gained experience in a broad array of legal issues as well as a practical understanding of the benefits of resolution. He now devotes his practice full-time to mediations and arbitrations.

As an approved United States District Court Rule 39 mediator, he has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases involving personal injury, professional negligence, products liability, real estate and commercial litigation, sexual abuse of minors, and insurance claims...
Richard Symmes
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 682-7975 1001 4th Ave., Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Washington School of Law and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the managing attorney at Symmes Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Symmes currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy and debt settlement matters and is an experienced bankruptcy advocate, having filed and prepared hundreds of bankruptcy petitions prior to starting his own firm. Mr. Symmes is also well versed in business, trademark, and sports and entertainment matters. Prior to forming Symmes Law Group, PLLC Mr. Symmes was an associate attorney at two respected law firms in Denver, Colorado where his practice primarily involved bankruptcy, business and insurance defense. While in law school Mr. Symmes...
Mark Tyson
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(206) 485-3275 505 Broadway E #347
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
University of Washington School of Law
I'm the founder and sole attorney of Tyson Law, a Seattle law firm that provides prompt, practical, and cost-effective legal services to businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and individuals in the Puget Sound region. I work with clients who are passionate about an idea or a product or a service and need the help of an attorney to realize their goals, but are looking for a more personal experience than that of a big law firm—not to mention lower rates and predictable pricing. Visit www.marktysonlaw.com to learn more about the firm or contact me directly at mark@marktysonlaw.com to set up a...
Michael John Cherry
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Bellevue, WA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
PO Box 1901
Bellevue, WA 98009-1901
Free ConsultationBusiness
Seattle University School of Law
I went to law school because, after working for over thirty years with emerging technology, I couldn’t understand why these technologies kept “bumping” into the law. While in law school I began to realize that it wasn’t just emerging technology like cryptocurrency or the blockchain, but evolving business models such as those building a “sharing” economy, that were ahead of the current laws. Successful new businesses are disrupting existing markets by working at either the intersection or the union of these rapidly moving trends.
Michael E. Ricketts
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Business, Appeals, Construction and IP
University of Washington School of Law
A Seattle native, Mike Ricketts received his undergraduate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. He focuses his practice on civil trial work including property and casualty insurance disputes and other commercial matters, and asbestos and other personal injury and product liability litigation.

He has considerable experience with fire claims and property losses involving product failure, electrical malfunction, or construction issues. He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to appeals.
Robert Daniel Kelly
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(206) 623-3702 1420 5th Ave Ste 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Communications and Personal Injury
University of Idaho
The R. D. Kelly Law Firm provides outstanding legal services to plaintiffs in personal injury cases. We negotiate and litigate. We engage in alternative dispute resolution. We try cases to judges or juries. We get awesome results for our clients.
Christopher Michael Small
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Kirkland, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 659-1512 150 Lake St. S., Suite 218
Kirkland, WA 98033
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Kansas School of Law
Christopher Small is the owner of CMS Law Firm LLC, the Northwest's premiere estate planning, probate, and trust administration law firm. CMS Law Firm focuses on estate planning for one reason - legacy and family protection are at the forefront of their philosophy and beliefs. Christopher is the proud father of three kids, Blakely, Jackson, and Dillon, and understands how important it is to make sure families have the protection and safety they need to excel no matter the circumstances.

Some of the routine matters we handle include, wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, health care...
Mark D. Kimball
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(425) 455-9610 777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Mark Kimball is a managing Shareholder and founder of MDK Law, an award-winning business and litigation firm that has been serving Seattle and Eastside clients for more than thirty five years. His practice is concentrated on corporate and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, business operations, and state, federal, and international tax law, and he is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Texas, as well as United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme court. Specific tax work includes advising clients on a variety of business operation matters, structuring tax-advantaged transactions, and representing clients before the United States...
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 262-7900 701 5th Avenue Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Business, Agricultural, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Alex grew up on his family’s apple farm in Brewster, Washington. He learned every trade required to run a farm, but specialized in being the certified “gopher.” Alex graduated from high school ranked 2nd in the nation and top 25 in the World for his age in downhill ski racing. Alex studied at Jerusalem University in Israel, completed undergraduate studies from Seattle Pacific University, and finished his legal education at Seattle University School of Law where he was the Graduation Speaker. Alex learned trial skills by working as a Prosecutor for King...
Heather Morado
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 579-9032 220 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
Seattle University School of Law
Heather M. Morado is a native of the Pacific Northwest and the founder of Morado Law. Morado Law has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top law firm in the practice areas of intellectual property and entertainment.

Prior to attending law school, Heather studied classical violin extensively, earning her undergraduate degree on a full-tuition music scholarship. As a result of this unique and unusual background, Heather truly understands, appreciates, and connects with the creative and entrepreneurial community that she serves. Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and...
F. Fraser Mendel
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 395-6903 1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4322
Seattle, WA 98154
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and International
University of Washington School of Law
A partner in Mendel Owens PS (formerly known as FM Legal Group PS), Fraser Mendel focuses his practice on corporate law, with special attention to international transactions. Mr. Mendel has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border transactions, direct investment in China, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, international employment issues, technology regulation, and intellectual property. He has over 20 years of experience in international corporate law, including promoting cutting-edge investment and diversification in Asia. Mr. Mendel advises multinational firms and has built a diverse practice representing companies entering the Greater Chinese market, particularly in technology industries....
Aaron A. Pelley
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 480-1600 1000 Second Ave
Suite 3900
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness and Cannabis Law
Willamette University College of Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers....
Stacey L. Romberg
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 784-5305 10115 Greenwood Ave. N.
PMB #275
Seattle, WA 98133
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Idaho College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Stacey Romberg focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and business law. She earned her B.A. in 1985 from Idaho State University, graduating with High Honors; a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1987, graduating cum laude; and an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991, graduating with distinction. Prior to opening her own law firm in 1999, Ms. Romberg drafted legislation for the U.S. Senate’s Office of Legislative Counsel and worked in private practice both in Washington, D.C. and Seattle. Ms. Romberg enjoys writing, and has published many articles in a variety of publications...
David C. Tingstad
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Edmonds, WA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Ave S
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98020
Business and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
David C. Tingstad joined the Firm in 1995, and has extensive experience in the areas of business and real estate transactions, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations and real estate. David regularly counsels clients in all aspects of business combinations such as asset acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. In addition, his practice includes assisting operating businesses with succession planning, financing, dissolution and disputes between owners. David is a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Partnership Law Committee, which is currently working to revise Washington’s Limited Liability Company Statute. David is also a Member of the American Bar Association’s Committee...
Hunter G Jeffers
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Business, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
As a fourth generation Washington lawyer, Hunter developed an early interest in the legal profession. He was drawn to the profession’s challenges and complexities, as well as the sound judgment required of good lawyers. Hunter pursued his interest at the University of Washington School of Law. There he researched and authored reports on modern legal issues for Law School Dean Kellye Testy and served as managing editor of the Washington International Law Journal. Hunter also served as a legal extern to United States District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan. Hunter’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation, municipal liability, insurance...
James E. Horne
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Business, Appeals, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Willamette University College of Law
Jim has extensive federal and state trial and appellate experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, having served as defense counsel in product liability claims involving asbestos, prescription medications, naturopathic compounds, medical devices, sports safety helmets, and other products. He also has considerable experience with building and construction defect claims on behalf of contractors, building owners, and occupants as well as fire loss and property damage claims, including business interruption, loss of use, and loss of access claims.
Forrest Carlson
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SEATTLE, WA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 631-9575 2633 Eastlake Ave E Ste 207
SEATTLE, WA 98102
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
David Thomas Lyons
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Bellevue, WA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(425) 451-2400 10655 NE 4th Street
Suite 704
Bellevue, WA 98004
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Gonzaga University School of Law
David T. Lyons is a shareholder with the Northwest law firm of Lyons | Sullivan. He concentrates his practice in business transactions. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University in 1977; his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Gonzaga School of Law in 1979; and his Master of Science Financial Services in 1990. Mr. Lyons is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice public accounting in the State of Washington and an attorney admitted to practice law in the States of Washington and Alaska.
Thomas A. Hackett
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 337-7770 1455 NW Leary Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is...
Charles Moure
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 695-9202 1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationBusiness and Maritime
University of Miami School of Law
Education: St. Thomas University (B.A., 1989); St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., 1992); University of Miami (L.L.M. Maritime Law, 1995) Dean's List, 1991; High Honors in Admiralty, Professor Robert M. Jarvis; Judicial Extern: United States Federal District Court Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff; Held US Coast Guard Captain's License; Raced yachts in Miami and Seattle. Member: Washington, Florida, and Oregon Bar Associations; Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington; Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Languages: Spanish. Practice...
Julie E. Dickens
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
A valued GTH partner, Julie Dickens has been with the firm since 1999. She focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate, and general business, representing individuals and their closely held businesses in all stages of their planning. Besides Wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements and probates, she helps her clients with entity formation, shareholder agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and financing transactions.

Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. She...
William O. Kessler
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Edmonds, WA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Business and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Bill Kessler helps businesses, individuals and families reach their goals by providing timely, thorough representation. He understands and facilitates each client’s big-picture objectives, and efficiently integrates his role in achieving those objectives. Bill has litigated Superior Court cases all around Washington and cases in the United States District Courts for the Western District of Washington and Eastern District of Washington. He has also argued cases to the Washington Court of Appeals and has been admitted pro hac vice to several federal and state courts around the United States. Bill conducts a range of business and real estate transactions, including...
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