Kyle Johnson J.D., LL.M. Of Counsel

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Practice Emphasis

Kyle Johnson’s practice represents almost 30 years of experience in real estate, corporate law, business law and tax law representing a variety of real estate interests, closely held corporations, construction firms, mortgage companies and entrepreneurs of all types. He is often consulted by other lawyers and frequently acts as a business and law guru to entrepreneurs.

Kyle has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience. He has worked as an advocate, arbitrator and a mediator in the private sector at the request of clients, judges and other lawyers.

One of the original founders of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson (then Lasher & Johnson), Kyle began his career as a lawyer in Seattle in 1971 following a four-year stint on active duty as an Army lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1963, Lewis & Clark College 
  • Juris Doctor, 1966, University of Washington School of Law 
  • Master of Laws (Taxation), 1971, George Washington University

Representative Cases

Examples of Kyle’s successful track record as a problem solver include: 

  • Structured and negotiated the sale of a Northwest construction firm to a publicly traded corporation. 
  • Managed the reorganization of a family-owned real estate business and distribution of properties to its shareholders. 
  • Implemented a business continuation plan for a major Northwest manufacturer seeking to pass ownership to the next generation. 
  • Represented parties in settlements of large asset marital dissolutions. 
  • Represented a withdrawing partner in a law firm dissolution. 
  • Conducted valuation of assets in connection with numerous estate planning and other personal situations. 
  • Provided general corporate and individual advice in sensitive business matters. 
  • Mediated multi-party disputes. 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Courts 
  • Washington Federal Courts 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
  • United States Tax Court 
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • King County Bar Association 
  • Washington State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association 

Publications

  • Lecturer, Golden Gate University Graduate Tax Program, 1976-82
  • Lecturer, Bar Review Associate, 1976-1990
  • Speaker and panelist at various CLE events

Professional & Civic

  • Chosen as a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law & Politics magazine every year since the inception of the award
  • Received an AV rating, conferred by his peers, in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory