Practice Areas

Business Law

  • Company formation
  • Contract preparation and negotiations
  • Standard form agreements for day-to-day operations
  • All contract types including purchase and sale, commercial leases and intellectual property licensing and transfers

Data Privacy

  • Data privacy policies and notices
  • Contracts and contractual clauses required by privacy laws
  • Data privacy and security program preparation and implementation
  • Data breach response

Employment Law

  • Internal investigations
  • Anti-harassment training
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee policies, manuals
  • HR Forms
  • Terminations, layoffs, discrimination, wage & hour issues


My mission is to provide high-quality, professional legal services to enable my clients to reach their goals, to make sure my clients understand legal issues clearly and to help them make informed choices. I treat all legal matters as important and I know that for my clients even matters that are routine for me could be the most important thing going on in their life at that moment.

I began my career in 1978 at the Seattle law firm of Skellenger Bender, focusing primarily on business law and commercial litigation. In 1986 I moved to Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville, where I practiced business law primarily for Native American tribal clients. Since then, I have practiced primarily business law both as outside counsel, and as in-house at a series of small but growing national companies headquartered in the Seattle area, and I added employment law and data privacy law to my main areas of practice.

I hold a CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

My wife and I have two grown children and one (perfect) grandchild. We enjoy hiking and travel.

Education: Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law; Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University.

Additional language: Portuguese

Licensed to practice law in the State of Washington


Phone (206) 484-9790
Fax (425) 952-0346
Mail 11335 NE 122nd Way
Suite 105
Kirkland WA 98034-6933

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