Southworth, 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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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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Heather Morado
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Stacia Hofmann
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Lincoln J. Miller
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 842-7676 4569 Point White Dr NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
My practice provides clients with personal legal services in estate planning, real estate and business planning. I use a non-traditional style of doing business that is designed to meet clients' needs when they arise, through responsiveness and efficient, one-on-one communication.
Christopher Kirk Steuart
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Burien, WA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 293-4377 11206 Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
Suite 104
Burien, WA 98168
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Criminal and Military
Drake University
Robert Anderson
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(206) 436-8490 100 S King St
#560
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Maritime and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Robie Russell
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(206) 621-2102 77 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
RUSSELL LAW OFFICES provides legal services to clients in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from offices in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square and Boise's Empire Building. Our regional practice emphasizes environmental, natural resource, real estate, and business matters. We also engage in litigation and provide mediation, trustee, and business management services. Our numerous clients include individuals, small to medium sized businesses, corporations, public agencies and start-ups. Prior to opening Russell Law Offices, Mr. Russell was of counsel with the firms of Neubauer Hunsinger and Ryan Swanson in Seattle. He also served as Regional Administrator of EPA's Region 10...
Erik Halverson
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Normandy Park, WA Business Law Attorney
(206) 489-2712 19655 1st Ave S Ste. 106
Suite 106
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Business, Cannabis Law and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Clients value Erik for his sense of strategy, diplomacy and willingness to jump into the trenches with them to truly understand their actual legal needs.

Erik's practice areas include contract drafting; small/mid-size business counsel; general litigation including personal injury pre-litigation and trial work.

He is heavily involved on the front lines of the cannabis industry, having been introduced to the industry during the legalization phase in Colorado and following this up with providing business counsel to the top retailers and producer/processors in Washington State.

Erik has a long track record of pro-bono public legal service, gaining him recognition in both Colorado and...
Aaron A. Pelley
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 480-1600 2510 Western Ave
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121
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....
Alisha Myers
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Normandy Park, WA Business Law Lawyer
(206) 489-2712 19655 First Ave South
Suite 106
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Business, Cannabis Law and IP
Gonzaga University School of Law
Nikki C. Carsley
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Attorney with 7 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...
Wayne Mitchell
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 436-8490 100 S King St
#560
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Maritime and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Robert Dunn Rhodes IV
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 708-7852 918 South Horton St
Ste 901
Seattle, WA 98134
Business, Criminal and Health Care
Philip Bradley Wade
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Bremerton, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 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 28 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...
Karen Klein
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Robert Charles Huber
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(206) 866-1208 793 Ericksen Ave NE Ste 127
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Valerie A. Farris
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 588-2930 3021 SW Bradford St. #326
Seattle, WA 98126
Business, Appeals, Construction and Personal Injury
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
Jefferson Hampton Coulter II
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 957-8181 1741 First Avenue South
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
Business, Bankruptcy and IP
Barbara Prowant
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 938-0872 4707 51st Pl SW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98116
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Rhonda Gay Fellers
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(206) 457-2400 2211 Elliott Avenue
#200
Seattle, WA 98121
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Allen Ressler
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(206) 388-0333 Exchange Building, 821 2nd Ave #2200
Seattle, WA 98104
Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Greg Simpson
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Normandy Park, WA Business Law Attorney
(206) 489-2712 19655 First Ave South
Suite 106
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Business, Cannabis Law, Personal Injury and Trademarks
Seattle University School of Law
Scott Shawver
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 686-5075 4409 California Avenue
Seattle, WA 98166
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of Oregon School of Law
Adam Morrow
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Bainbridge Island, WA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(206) 949-9467 911 Hildebrand Lane, Suite 104
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Business, Family and Personal Injury
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...
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...
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, Foreclosure Defense 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...
Eric W Robinson
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Business and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Eric’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and business organizations in a variety of commercial contexts, including planning, organizing, and financing business entities, handling business and real estate transactions, advising on contract and employment issues, and litigating commercial disputes. He is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon. Eric received his B.A. from the Honors Program at the University of Washington, where he rowed on the varsity crew team, and his J.D. cum laude from Seattle University. He has been named to the list of Washington Rising Stars in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Joanne Thomas Blackburn
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
University of Notre Dame
A native of Washington, Joanne takes a Northwest approach to practicing law. Joanne welcomes the opportunity to help her clients develop outside-the-box solutions that are designed to avoid protracted litigation. However, if the dispute needs to be settled in Court, she is no stranger to the Courtroom and welcomes the challenge. She became a partner with Garvey, Schubert & Barer in Seattle in 1999 and later moved to Gordon Thomas Honeywell as a partner in 2008.

Her primary areas of practice include defense litigation, products liability, construction, insurance defense and coverage, broker and agency defense, and appellate advocacy....
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)...
Mark G. Honeywell
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Seattle, WA Business Law Lawyer with 52 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...
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.
Andrew J. Wyman
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Seattle, WA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 447-7766 1001 4th Ave.
#3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Business, Appeals and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
For nearly two decades, Andrew J. Wyman’s practice has been offering his skills, knowledge and insight in a variety of federal tax matters, representing individuals and businesses against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and representing taxpayers in front of the United States Tax Court.

Andrew started working in private practice after working for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, litigating cases in front of the United States Tax Court, and advising internally on audit and collections matters.
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.
Lisa A. Kremer
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 12 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...
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 42 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...
Aimei Xi
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Bellevue, WA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(425) 209-0126 15405 SE 37th ST. Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Business and Immigration
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Beijing Technology and Business University Law School
Bilingual Mandarin Chinese and English attorney. Admitted to the New York State Bar, Washington State Bar, and qualified to the Chinese Bar. Has attorney experience both in the U.S. and in Beijing, China. Mainly focus on the U.S. immigration law, business law, and China practice.
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