University Place, Washington Business Lawyers

Charles Rivoire Hostnik
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 38 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...
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 564-9500 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(253) 759-9500 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 759-9500 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(253) 566-1925 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business
University Place, WA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 759-8354 7350 Cirque Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Business and Tax
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(253) 566-3383 2607 Bridgeport Way W #2C
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Criminal and DUI
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(253) 564-1777 4664 67th Ave Ct W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Administrative, Municipal and Real Estate
University Place, WA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(253) 460-3515 5000 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98467
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University Place, WA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(253) 272-7274 3929 Bridgeport Way West
Suite 304
University Place, WA 98466-4417
Business and Personal Injury
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(253) 565-5800 6711 Regents Blvd
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(253) 759-9500 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Construction, Real Estate and Tax
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Appeals, Employment and Real Estate
Fircrest, WA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(253) 564-9500 1401 Regents Blvd Ste 102
Fircrest, WA 98466
Business and Real Estate
University Place, WA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 284-9250 7350 Cirque Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Business and Estate Planning
University Place, WA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(253) 284-9250 7350 Cirque Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Business
University Place, WA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 284-8196 7350 Cirque Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 759-9500 7610 40th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
University Place, WA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(253) 460-2973 5000 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98467
Business
Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(253) 376-0876 8501 45th St W
Tacoma, WA 98466
Business
Michael T. Smith
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 11 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
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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
Kirk Bernard
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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.
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
Richard H. Wooster
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 572-4161 1901 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Business, Appeals, Employment and Municipal
Vernon Harkins
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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
Jane Ryan Koler
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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...
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
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...
F. Richard Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Attorney with 15 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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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...
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
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 from the European Union and other countries.

Kurt joined GTH in...
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...
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.
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.
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 Insurance Defense
University of Washington School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Eric D. Gilman
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Tacoma, WA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Washington-Seattle and Seattle University School of Law
Eric helps people recover what they’re owed for their own hard work. He 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, Eric routinely assists individuals and groups in negotiations, employment litigation, and consumer, contract, and complex business litigation. Eric has prevailed in numerous appellate cases supporting worker rights, including before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

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