Vashon, Washington Business Lawyers
Washington Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
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...
Tukwila, WA 98032
Seattle University School of Law
In 2016 and 2017, Synthia was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an award given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state. Synthia has a passion for working with Seattle’s small to mid-size business owners, assisting with...
Live to your purpose! Protect and bring to market your visionary idea!
Our firm's sole focus is patents. When you specialize you serve your customers the best. Trusted nationwide by scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, and more!
It is a common misconception that inventors and business people have, that as soon as an invention is granted a Patent from the USPTO, that interested tech companies will come knocking at the door looking to license your invention or buy the technology.
Or, that magically there will be a massive...
David has been practicing law since 2000 following a career as a computer consultant and manager of a computer department for an insurance company. He has a high rating on avvo.com and is a respected professional among his peers.
He and his office also volunteer and participate in pro-bono work within the community. When not advocating for his...
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...
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...
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...
Her primary areas of practice include defense litigation, products liability, construction, insurance defense and coverage, broker and agency defense, and appellate advocacy....
Bellevue, WA 98004
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
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.
Mindful that most people seldom interact with the legal system, Eric uses his knowledge and experience to guide his...
Andrea joined GTH in 2005 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law,...
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...
Bellevue, WA 98009-1901
Seattle University School of Law
Vashon Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO)
Need legal help with a business law matter?
Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
Researching Attorney Discipline