Commercial disputes can quickly progress from negotiation to the courtroom or arbitration setting, so you need a team of skilled advocates on your side. Our trial attorneys are recognized throughout the Northwest for efficient and effective resolution of complex civil disputes in business, employment, real estate, and trust & estates.
Corporate & Business Law
With the professional advisors, owning a business can be a rewarding experience. Our exceptional team of attorneys and support staff is responsive, experienced, and efficient. We collaborate with your other advisors to help ensure all your legal needs are attended to, allowing you to focus on your business.
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
No matter which side of a legal issue you’re on, you deserve the best team by your side. Our creditors’ rights and bankruptcy attorneys represent creditors, debtors, receivers, bankruptcy trustees and creditors’ committees. We’re experienced and effective in the complete range of business, creditor-debtor and insolvency disputes, lawsuits and other proceedings.
Our attorneys bring a deep and diverse skillset to serve as trusted counselors and advisors for a broad range of clients. As always, we are proactive and practical in our approach. We also represent employers and employees in negotiating and litigating employment disputes, such as: wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage payment class actions, and breach of contract claims.
In estate planning, experience is everything. Our attorneys have been recognized as “Top Lawyers” by Seattle Magazine, “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America, and as a “Five Star Professional in Estate Planning” by Seattle Magazine. Whether you need guidance in Advanced Estate and Tax Planning, Succession Planning for Companies, Probate, or Post-mortem Tax Planning and Trust Administration, our team is ready to listen, ready to act, and ready to help.
The end of a marriage can be one of the hardest life events to navigate. Our team of locally and nationally recognized family law attorneys, together with skilled paralegals and support staff, form the one of the preeminent family law practice groups in the Pacific Northwest. We are respected for our experience and success representing clients in marital dissolution cases involving complex, substantial asset division and high-conflict custody issues with a unique combination of expertise and compassion.
Our real estate group brings sophisticated and pragmatic approaches to a broad range of commercial and residential real estate matters. We provide comprehensive transactional and litigation support in leasing, financing, development related issues, and co-ownership arrangements. Our team’s depth also includes tax, environmental, and regulatory expertise.
With many of our business and estate planning attorneys having advanced degrees in taxation (LL.M.), we are able to assist in a wide array of complex federal, state, and local tax planning services. Whether it’s entity structuring, estate and gift planning, tax defense for individuals and companies, or compliance and related tax issues, our team has the experience to give you the advantage.
You’ve invested countless hours and resources into your brand. Our team of patent and trademark attorneys are here to help you protect it. Brand matters. Simple as that.
Trusts & Estates Litigation
Our highly experienced attorneys use a variety of creative and effective approaches, including the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (TEDRA), to resolve trust, estate and probate disputes. Our services range from informal negotiation and problem-solving techniques to full-scale discovery and litigation in order to solve complex and otherwise intractable estate, probate and trust disputes.