Parkland, Washington Business Lawyers

Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 383-4361 3501 104th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(253) 846-1777 19002 50th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(253) 535-3885 13400 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(253) 548-1000 14009 42nd Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98446
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(253) 531-2889 11201 A St S
Tacoma, WA 98444
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
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.

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Charles Rivoire Hostnik
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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...
Joseph T. G. Harper
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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
Shane M Silverthorn
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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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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)...
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
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
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.
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
Travis Mahugh
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(253) 620-6500 1201 Pacific Ave #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business and Real Estate
University of Oregon
Travis’ practice focuses primarily on business and real estate transactions, with an emphasis on entity formation, governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Travis believes that a good process is the best way to arrive at good results. Thus, before he can provide effective legal advice, he must first carefully listen to the client’s particular situation and understand exactly what the client both needs and wants. Only then can a comprehensive strategy be crafted to help resolve the client’s current legal needs but also allow the client to continue working towards the client’s aspirations. Travis’ practice gives him great satisfaction because he...
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
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...
Conor Emery McCarthy
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 327-1900 710 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Probate and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Conor McCarthy is an experienced Real Estate and Estate Planning attorney, and has spent nearly 15 years helping his clients navigate and resolve complex transactions and disputes. Serving clients large and small, private and public, Conor prides himself on taking the time to listen and fully understand a client’s challenges and goals.

Conor began his career as a civil litigator zealously advocating in contract, construction, real estate, land use and commercial disputes. He then transitioned to become a skilled municipal and transactional attorney negotiating and closing complex commercial and real estate deals, and resolving difficult land use challenges. After managing...
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
Klaus Otto Snyder
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Sumner, WA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(253) 863-2889 920 Alder Ave
Suite 201
Sumner, WA 98390
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
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