Kelli Carson is an Associate Attorney with Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC. Her practice focuses on employment, intellectual property and trade secrets, and personal injury.
Prior to joining Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, Kelli worked for a civil defense litigation firm handling a variety of practice areas including personal injury, products liability, employment, construction defect, and breach of contract. She particularly enjoyed representing home and condominium owner associations and advising them on how to avoid future litigation. Kelli also worked in a broad range of family law issues, including dissolution, custody and parenting plans, child support, and domestic violence. When working with family law clients, Kelli offered compassionate and supportive representation during some of life’s most challenging experiences.
In law school, Kelli externed for the Honorable Charles Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court, and worked in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic petitioning the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner for rulemaking. This work gave her a unique perspective on judicial and administrative processes, which she applies to her client representation. Prior to law school, Kelli spent more than ten years working in the hospitality industry. Her years of work in high volume restaurants gives her personal experience dealing with many issues facing both employees and employers, such as wage and hour disputes and workplace discrimination.
Kelli Carson represents clients in the greater Seattle area and throughout the state of Washington, advocating for them during litigation and advising those seeking to avoid litigation. She enjoys representing her clients both in the courtroom and in negotiations. Her approach to legal representation centers on communication, preparation, and attention to detail. Kelli understands that litigation can be a difficult and overwhelming process and offers direct and comprehensive legal advice, listening to her clients’ goals and helping them make informed decisions to achieve the desired resolution.
Kelli looks forward to working with clients on both the employee and employer side seeking representation for a variety of employment issues. She welcomes clients working in the hospitality industry needing legal representation in workplace disputes and advice regarding compliance with Washington labor and employment law.
work focuses on marital dissolutions involving complex financial issues
or large estates. She has handled numerous divorce cases involving the
valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and
executive and startup compensation. Lori also serves as a mediator and
as collaborative law counsel for clients choosing these alternative
dispute resolution processes for divorce and divorce-related matters.
Practicing since 1986, Lori has extensive experience representing
clients ranging from individuals to publicly traded companies in a
variety of litigation matters outside of matrimonial law. Her experience
includes mediations, arbitrations, bench and jury trials, as well as
state and federal appeals. She has practiced in state and federal courts
in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. This diverse background is an asset
that benefits Lori’s matrimonial law clients, particularly in cases
involving complex assets.
Lori has been named repeatedly to the Super Lawyers® list by Super Lawyers®
magazine, a designation reserved for fewer than five percent of all
lawyers in Washington State. Lori has also been listed among the top 50
female lawyers and the top 25 family law lawyers, the highest
designations given to those who received the greatest point total in the
magazine’s Washington Super Lawyers® balloting, research and blue ribbon review process.
native of Chicago, Lori lives in West Seattle. When not busy with her
son’s activities, she enjoys spending time outdoors. After completing a
marathon, Lori retired her running shoes and spends whatever time she
can hiking and learning to snow ski.
Notre Dame Law School, J.D. Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. magna cum laude,
with Distinction in Political Science, and honored as a Distinguished
Military Graduate and as the Outstanding Graduate in Political Science
Lori pictured with Socius Law Group attorneys Marni Wright (left), Jeannette Adams Gorman and Lucy Rake Bisognano
William B. Ericson, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAOS
Dr. Ericson is a smart and well-trained hand surgeon with pretty good credentials.
David concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, business counseling, and nonprofits. His work includes purchases and sales, financing, leasing, development, architecture, construction, property management, broker and escrow matters and governance. He advises many companies and nonprofits doing business in the Pacific Northwest, including Emeritus Corporation, Vance Corporation, The Bullitt Foundation, YMCA of Greater Seattle, and the Seattle Aquarium Society.
Prior to entering private practice, David served as a law clerk to Judge Morell E. Sharp of the United States District Court of the Western District of Washington.
David received his B.A. from Princeton University, cum laude, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, with honors. He is admitted to practice in Washington.
Member of American Bar Association, King County Bar Association, and Washington State Bar Association.
David is President of the Frye Art Museum Board of Trustees, the immediate Past Chair of ArtsFund, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Film School. David is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.
Emily Ann Foss is an attorney with Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., where she focuses her practice primarily on product liability and insurance defense litigation. Emily has experience with legal research, motions practice, depositions and written discovery, trial preparation, mediations, and trial advocacy. Emily also has experience with personal injury, criminal defense, and administrative law matters. Prior to joining Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S., Emily clerked for Nationwide Insurance at the Law Office of Andrea Holburn Bernarding in Seattle, Washington. She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in May 2013. While there, she received prestigious CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in the fields of Medical Liability and Law, Policy and Mental Health and was a Seattle University Mock Trial Competition finalist.
Joanna Lin Black
Joanna Lin Black has been a partner at Adkins, Plant, Elvins & Black since 2005. Before joining the firm, she served as vice president and general counsel for Xcyte Therapies, Inc., a public biotechnology company, where she managed all legal affairs including drafting and negotiating clinical trials agreements, patent licensing agreements, and complex commercial agreements. She also oversaw the company’s initial public offering, public convertible preferred stock financing, and corporate securities compliance.
Prior to joining Xcyte, Joanna worked as an associate for both Venture Law Group and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented high technology, telecommunications, and biotechnology companies in a wide variety of issues including financings, corporate governance, employment issues, commercial bank loan agreements and corporate dissolution matters.
Joanna earned her A.B. in economics from Stanford University and received her JD in 1997 from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Born and raised in Chicago, Joanna is also living proof that inside every great lawyer there lurks a great actor since she had a small speaking part in the acclaimed Gore Verbinski horror film, The Ring. She is married to attorney Neal Black and they are the proud parents of two young sons.
Neal D. L. Black
Neal Black is a partner at Adkins, Plant, Elvins and Black, where he focuses on advising clients in the software and interactive media industries, including creators of embedded software solutions, hosted software solutions, software applications, middleware, video games, online games, mobile games, mobile applications, casual and social games, virtual worlds, social networks, and other creative and innovative works.
Before joining APEB in 2007, Neal was Vice President and General Counsel of Square Enix, a global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content. He managed the legal affairs of Square Enix’s North American subsidiaries, including UIEvolution, a leading developer of middleware for cross-platform distribution of mobile applications, data, and content. Neal also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Emergent Payments (formerly Live Gamer).
At APEB, Neal works directly with the CEOs, presidents, and in-house legal departments of established and start-up companies. He provides a wide range of services, including senior management over complex legal matters, such as interactive software product releases; negotiation of complex legal relationships with customers, contractors, publishers, developers, vendors, suppliers, and other business partners; and providing business-oriented counseling to executive management teams on a full range of other legal matters.
Neal received an undergraduate degree in engineering from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He has taught intellectual-property and business law courses as an adjunct professor at Seattle University and currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he lectures on emerging legal issues in video games and virtual worlds.
Neal was born on Adak Island, Alaska, which, in case you didn’t know, is located in the middle of the Bering Sea at the far southwestern tip of the Aleutian Islands. He grew up in Prineville, Oregon, and now lives in the decidedly more urban environment of Kirkland, Washington, with his wife Joanna, and their two sons. During his off-work hours Neal can often be found snowboarding, golfing, or coaching youth baseball, basketball, or football, depending on the time of year.
Jay recently rejoined Cascadia Law Group after more than six years as Director of the Department of Ecology and Governor Gregoire’s Chief of Staff. His practice focuses on environmental and energy issues. Jay provides consulting and legal services to clients involved in significant issues of public policy, major projects seeking government approval and/or funding and on difficult management challenges.
Jay has significant experience in all areas of environmental law and policy, including state, federal and local regulatory programs. He has worked extensively in administrative, judicial and legislative and congressional settings. His practice focuses on making clients successful in avoiding litigation and achieving positive outcomes on projects, policy improvements and important transactions.
Michael A. Sperber, MD
Mike Sperber, MD was trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital where he is currently a psychiatric consultant. Dr. Sperber is also a renowned author in the field of psychiatry, and his most recent book is based on excelling in life after a trauma.
"When I work with clients, sometimes medications are necessary. In general, I try to prescribe the smallest amounts needed, for the shortest periods of time they are needed. Always, every client is treated as an individual, with his or her unique set of challenges, strengths, and goals.
"I believe that the 'art of living' involves developing the ability to use one's adversities to grow. Through this difficult process, I help my clients develop resilience to life's difficulties, so that they can excel in life."
Dr. Michael Sperber is my father, and I made this photo of him during neuropsychiatric rounds at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.
Josh is an experienced land use, real estate and business lawyer, with an emphasis on complex projects, permitting, and land use regulatory compliance. He works with clients to negotiate purchase and sale agreements, perform due diligence, obtain land use approvals, conduct environmental review, and address permitting and legislative issues involving zoning, platting, shoreline compliance and growth management. Josh is an experienced land use, environmental and real estate trial lawyer, having successfully represented clients in administrative tribunals, superior court actions, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and before the Washington Appellate Courts.
Josh also is a seasoned business lawyer, devoting a significant amount of his practice to advising closely held Seattle-based businesses as outside general counsel. Josh provides strategic business and legal advice and handles corporate governance and commercial litigation matters for his clients.
Josh brings over 20 years of land use and planning background to his practice. Prior to attending law school, Josh worked as an environmental planner and consultant for premier Northwest firms and he served as one of four staff members on the Vermont Governor’s blue-ribbon Growth Management Commission, which ultimately recommended and crafted Vermont’s Growth Management Act.
Josh is currently in his second term (until 2014) on the Seattle Planning Commission. He served two years as Chair of the Commission and is currently the co-chair of the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan update committee, where he is deeply involved with revising Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan and its development code.
Companies and entrepreneurs throughout Washington turn to Hilary for her no-nonsense approach to business strategy and litigation. In her time at Harris & Moure, Hilary has earned a reputation as an aggressive litigator who spares no effort to protect her clients' legal rights. She has not only argued contentious cases in Superior and District court, but has also appeared before multiple City Councils and community forums to advocate on behalf of local businesses.
Hilary enjoys working with a clientele that reflects the diversity and ingenuity of the Northwest's business climate. Among her favorite aspects of this work is the opportunity to create tailored business and legal plans for companies in virtually every stage of development.
Hilary's clients rely on her straightforward feedback and unflagging commitment to their business goals. Her top priority is giving each client the customized, comprehensive support it deserves.
A Florida native, Hilary enjoys continuing to explore the sights and sounds of Seattle through long-distance running. Hilary was the captain of her Division One college soccer team, and she still makes time to play in recreational soccer leagues throughout the area.
Anthony is senior counsel at Redfin Corporation. Previously he worked as an attorney at DLA Piper's Seattle office.
Jay Willis is an Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice group at Riddell Williams in Seattle. Jay focuses his practice on environmental compliance and litigation, including representation of clients in multiparty allocation and cost recovery actions under CERLCA and state Superfund laws.
Before joining Riddell Williams, Jay was an associate at K&L Gates in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on administrative enforcement, litigation, and public policy matters. Jay has also completed internships with the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the New York City Law Department. Prior to law school, he conducted case intake for a boutique employment litigation law firm in Washington, D.C. Jay is also a former contributor to SCOTUSblog.
Judge Burdell was appointed to the King County Superior court in
November, 1987. Prior to his appointment, he was a Judge Pro Tem and
Arbitrator in the King County District and Superior Courts, and a
mediator in the United States District Court. From 1975 until 1987, he
was a partner in the firm Culp, Dwyer, Guterson & Grader, serving as
a managing partner from 1978-1983.
Judge Burdell became a full-time mediator and arbitrator in
1990. Since that time he has conducted more than 3,500 mediations and
arbitrations in cases involving many areas of law such as complex
business litigation, construction, marriage dissolution, personal
injury, professional liability, product liability, environmental issues
While practicing law, he specialized in complex civil litigation,
dissolutions and antitrust cases and participated in the implementation
of the Civil Rule 39.1 mediation program in the US District Court. He
was frequently asked by other attorneys to serve as their 39.1 mediator
and settled many cases, including one Native American water rights case
which had been pending in the Federal Courts for over 16 years.
As a King County Superior Court Judge, he conducted hundreds of
settlement conferences. Judge Burdell has been involved in many training
seminars in mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution as both a speaker and participant. Sponsors of these seminars have included bar associations, private companies and law firms.
Obed serves as the Senior Director of Client Services for Bally Technologies.
Bally Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of slot machines and other gaming technology based in Enterprise, Nevada. It is owned by Scientific Games Corporation. The company was founded in 1968 as Advanced Patent Technology.
Sieu Che's practice focuses on assisting employers with a wide range of labor and employment-related matters.
Mr. Che's employment law experience includes investigating and
counseling clients on defending employment claims involving harassment,
discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour,
contract, employment tort, reasonable accommodation, and non--compete
issues. Mr. Che has also represented and advised on labor relations
issues including grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practices, union
organizing drives, and collective bargaining negotiations. He has also
served as the lead negotiator during several collective bargaining
Mr. Che is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is
admitted to practice in Washington and the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Washington.
Mr. Che received his B.A. in Business Administration (Finance) and
B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington where he made the
Dean's List. He received his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School
of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, where he was
Editor in Chief of the Law Review. During law school, he externed for
the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, Honolulu, Hawaii for the
Honorable Judge Dexter Del Rosario, 13th Division, and for the Federal
District Court of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii for the Honorable Judge Barry
John Thornquist is the Director of the Office of Aerospace for the Washington State Department of Commerce. His is the strategic adviser to Governor Jay Inslee and his policy staff on all things aerospace. John has worked in Aerospace for 28 years and was the former co-founder of Global Aerosystems which was sold to Kaman in 2010. He was also the founder and CEO of Carbon Aerospace, a consulting firm specializing in carbon fiber composites engineering and manufacturing.
John earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
John lives and works in Seattle and spends most of his time with his lovely wife, Michele. They enjoy skiing, traveling and walking their Bernese mountain dog, Sasha. John and Michele also have a daughter, Laura, who is a second year medical student at the University of Washington and a son Erik, a software engineer at Topia Technology, who also lives in Seattle.
Sheri Meyers is the director of marketing at Riddell Williams, a Seattle law firm. We've worked together scheduling photo shoots for the firm's attorneys for several years.
Most recently we did several photo shoots to create new headshots for many attorneys at her firm for the firm's new website. Sheri brings an excellent mixture of calm, organization, and a cheerfulness to everything she does.
Sheri led Riddell William's new website project which was a lot of work. The result is a beautiful website where photos and the text of attorney bios work very well together. Sheri is wonderful to work with and one of the reasons my job as a photographer is so enjoyable.
Daniel Syhre is a director with Betts Patterson Mines and practices insurance law, primarily representing insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith matters and advising insurers on coverage issues and claim resolution. Mr. Syhre also represents business clients in tort and intellectual property disputes. His previous experience includes practicing as a public defender in Pierce County, Washington.
Ms. Toshav’s national practice focuses on providing counsel to life sciences clients where she serves as a strategic advisor on a wide range of business and legal issues. Her experience covers the full spectrum of issues and transactions facing such companies, including the negotiation and structuring of complex technology transactions, complex strategic partnering transactions, intellectual property counseling, and R&D commercialization collaborations. She also represents both companies and investors on corporate matters, including formation issues, public offerings, spin outs, corporate financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Ms. Toshav is known for partnering with her clients as an integral member of the management team to collaborate on setting strategic direction as well as structuring and negotiating complex legal and corporate transactions. Her extensive operational in-house experience and deep understanding of the issues facing emerging and public life science companies allows her to provide clients with highly practical and relevant advice.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Ms. Toshav served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel with AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, and prior to that, a partner in the life sciences practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. From June 2004 to June 2006, she was general counsel of GlycoFi, a venture-backed, private biotechnology company, and played a significant role in the sale of the company to Merck for $400 Million. Prior to GlycoFi, Ms. Toshav was senior corporate counsel at Protein Design Labs, predecessor of Facet Biotech.
Mr. Bromfield is resident in the firm's Seattle office, and his practice focuses on emerging companies, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and general corporate and securities representations.
Mr. Bromfield has extensive transactional experience in private financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. Bromfield has represented both buyers and sellers in both public and private transactions, particularly in the high-technology industry.
Mr. Bromfield provides general corporate and securities advice to public and private companies, particularly those in the media, Internet, e-commerce, wireless applications, gaming, SaaS, and other high-technology industries. Mr. Bromfield represents numerous start-ups and venture and angel-backed companies with their formations, equity and debt financings and general corporate matters, as well as counseling management and boards of directors on transactional, fund-raising, employment, fiduciary and other matters. Using his experience as a former in-house attorney, he also regularly advises founders, CEOs and company boards on business and legal issues. He also regularly represents venture capital and private equity investors in private financings in a broad range of industries.
Mr. Bromfield frequently speaks and writes on legal and business issues related to venture capital financing, Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate and securities matters. Chambers USA named Mr. Bromfield an "UP and Coming" lawyer as well as a leader in his field for 2012 and the Washington Law and Politics magazine named him a "Rising Star" between 2004 and 2008. Mr. Bromfield serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business.
Stephen Graham is co-chair of Fenwick & West's Life Sciences Practice, is a partner in the corporate group and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. He is resident in the firm’s Seattle office, where he is the Managing Partner.
Mr. Graham focuses his practice in the areas of private and public mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, and corporate governance matters, including advising boards of directors and audit, compensation and nominating/corporate governance committees, preparation and filing of periodic SEC reports, and other securities law compliance, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters and disclosure issues with respect to Rule 10b-5 and Regulation FD.
His diverse practice is focused on the representation of emerging and established high growth companies. Mr. Graham has represented companies and investment banks in numerous initial public offerings, a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions, and private offerings of debt and equity.
Mr. Graham has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in Washington. He is also a "Super Lawyer" award recipient, 2000 - 2012, was ranked as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in 2005 by Washington Law & Politics, received the Top Lawyers award from Seattle Magazine in 2003, is listed in Who’s Who in America by Marquis Biographical Reference, and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. Mr. Graham was also recognized as a “Life Sciences Superstar” for his outstanding transactional work in Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences 2012.
In 2011, Mr. Graham was appointed co-chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. He is active in community affairs, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Institute for Systems Biology and the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Graham also serves as a member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council of Iowa State University.
Danielle focuses her practice on environmental, land use, business and real estate law. She advises clients on regulatory compliance and cost recovery actions, assists them with environmental due diligence, and works with them to secure insurance coverage for environmental claims. Danielle also counsels clients on land use issues, including SEPA compliance, rezones, and administrative and judicial appeals. She also drafts and negotiates real estate documents such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, and easements.
During law school, Danielle served as a law clerk for Region 3 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she worked on cases involving cleanup actions and cost recovery proceedings. She has also represented low-income agricultural workers in the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and worked as a research assistant in the areas of international environmental law and economics.
Alison focuses her practice primarily on environmental and real estate law, with an emphasis on regulatory issues associated with contaminated properties. Alison advises clients regarding regulatory compliance and cost recovery actions under the Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). She works with clients to secure insurance coverage for environmental claims, conduct environmental due diligence, and negotiate and draft transactional documents such as leases, easements, and remediation agreements. Alison has also advised clients on a variety of land use issues, including SEPA compliance, rezones, and administrative and judicial appeals.
Susuk Lim is an associate in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He is a member of the firm's technology transactions practice, which specializes in business transactions driven by the use or acquisition of technology rights and intellectual property rights. In addition, Susuk is a registered patent attorney and provides patent-related services, including the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications. He also provides patent litigation support, as well as support for appeals, interferences, and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Before joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Susuk was an attorney at the Seattle office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (formerly Townsend and Townsend and Crew), where he specialized in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for cloud computing and Internet-related technologies.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Susuk worked as a software test engineer, technical program manager, and product manager at Microsoft, Amazon, and AT&T Interactive, respectively. His responsibilities ranged from defining best practices for software quality assurance to negotiating business agreements with enterprise-level clients. Susuk has extensive experience in all stages of software conceptualization, development, and release.
Aura handles a range of international business and maritime litigation matters.
Before attending law school at the University of Washington, Aura graduated with honors in Environmental Studies and Biology with a minor in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. She then held several positions as a researcher and advocate in the areas of environmental, public health, and human rights. Aura continues to contribute to the community as a volunteer attorney for the King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project.
In addition to having studied and lived in South Africa and Israel, Aura has traveled to more than thirty countries throughout the world. Aura is an avid backpacker, hiker, snowboarder, runner, cyclist, traveler, cook, and would-be gardener.
THE BEST JOB EVER
I look forward to going into my office each day because real estate offers opportunities to utilize my natural strengths—exceptional customer service and attention to detail. I ensure exceptional service to every client, because I believe that real estate is about people and nurturing long term relationships—not just selling or buying homes. For this reason, I take a very personal approach to real estate. I know that while purchasing or selling a home is a major financial endeavor, it is also an emotional experience.
THE REST IS HISTORY
I grew up, and went to school in Seattle. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, I worked as a law firm associate specializing in complex contract issues. While I enjoyed the exercise of interpreting and enforcing complex contracts, I missed the personal connection with clients. So when my mom, Kim O. Dales, asked me to come join her real estate practice I just couldn't resist!
Before attending law school I was my mom’s licensed real estate assistant. I loved watching her as she helped people through the most important transactions of their lives—buying and selling homes. While my legal profession was engaging I wanted the tangible and personal satisfaction that my mom gets every time she helps someone find their dream home. I knew that my legal experience provided an exceptional foundation for a career in real estate. It also prepared me to help my clients navigate through each unique real estate transaction. I truly feel that real estate is the perfect hybrid of my interests, skills, and education. So I joined my mom and never looked back!
Elizabeth Lee, an associate in Perkins Coie's Business practice, focuses her
practice in the areas of public offerings (including those with complex
ownership issues), mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and
securities compliance. Elizabeth works with clients involved in various
industries, including software, technology, retail and manufacturing.
She also counsels nonprofit organizations on formation and obtaining and
maintaining tax-exempt status.
Dan primarily represents companies doing business in emerging market
countries. Dan prides himself on his international network, which he
maintains through constant communication and travel.
Dan writes and speaks extensively on Chinese law, with a focus on
protecting foreign businesses in their China operations. Dan co-authors
the award-winning China Law Blog,
which focuses on the legal and business trends affecting China and
those who do business there. Along with Steve Dickinson (who is based in
Asia), Dan co-manages the firm's Asia law practice.
Dan has been designated a 2011 “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine,
an honor given to less than five percent of all attorneys in any state. Forbes Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, The National Law Journal, Fox News, CNBC, BBC World, and many others have looked to Dan for his perspective on international legal issues.
Grinnell College (B.A., 1981)
Indiana University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1984)
Order of the Coif
Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal, 1983-84
Highest Grade Award in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Antitrust Law,
and Law and Economics
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