Our representation of individuals is rarely limited to one area of the law. You can expect us to employ cross-disciplinary thinking to help you realize your business goals. Some business areas that we focus on are listed below. Our Seattle business attorneys will try to put themselves in your place to identify optimal solutions for you and your business without ‘shoe-horning’ you into a solution that almost fits.

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Entity Choice, Formation, and Maintenance

Many clients come to our attorneys because they need advice on starting a new business. Working closely with our business clients, we help them select the proper legal entity corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, for example then create the business entity. Our attorneys provide similar services for existing businesses that need restructuring and/or must convert from one type of legal entity to another.


Legal disputes don’t come neatly packaged. Fortunately, many can be settled before a lawsuit or other formal proceeding begins; others however, may require a trial for resolution. When a client comes to us with a dispute, we listen carefully to all the details. We then evaluate our client’s position and make recommendations for a resolution consistent with his or her goals. We take a practical, common sense approach to such matters, and explore all avenues possible to assist and better protect our clients.

We focus on finding dispute-resolution options that protect rather than interfere with the business activities of our clients.

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Succession Planning

Our Seattle Estate Group advises clients regarding succession strategies with a focus on transferring business ownership to other family members, management groups and third-party purchasers in a tax-effective manner.

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Our Tax Group provides comprehensive tax planning and advice for individuals. We advise clients on federal, state, local and international tax matters, and assist them with tax audits, appeals to administrative agencies and court litigation. We also work closely with our clients’ accountants and financial advisors to structure transactions, comply with tax reporting, and promote client interests in a variety of matters.

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Additional Areas of Concentration

In addition to the areas above, we counsel individuals (including high net worth individuals) on contract issues and shareholder rights and relations.

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