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
Anthony is senior counsel at Redfin Corporation. Previously he worked as an attorney at DLA Piper's Seattle office.
Brie’s practice covers the full range of commercial real estate and business transactions, with a focus on leasing, development, acquisition, and disposition of commercial properties. Throughout her career, she has represented owners, landlords, tenants, developers, and business owners in a wide variety of real property transactions, including the development and sale of regional shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial properties. Work for her current clients includes negotiating complex distribution and service center industrial space lease agreements; purchase and sale documents; and development agreements.
Brie brings ten years of practice as a commercial real estate attorney to KBC. This unique background gives her an advantageous understanding of the legal ramifications of commercial real estate transactions, making her uniquely valuable to her clients and colleagues. She is an expert negotiator, ensuring that lease agreements satisfy the goals of her clients. Her expertise spans a broad range of real estate services and geographies, beyond lease and sales transactions, and beyond the Seattle market. She is skilled and experienced in build-to-suit developments, property entitlement, zoning requirements, environmental reports, and the acquisition and disposition of properties in markets across the country.
Brie lives in Kirkland and leads an active life with her husband and three children. She enjoys skiing and watching Seattle sports events as well as participating in her children’s limitless activities.
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.
Shantrice joined Nicoll Black & Feig in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Shantrice was a criminal defense attorney. She worked as a Public Defender at the King County Department of Public Defense-Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office in Colorado Springs. In both offices, Shantrice represented her clients in a breadth of criminal matters, including traffic, misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases. As a former criminal defense attorney, Shantrice has extensive courtroom and litigation experience, to include a substantial amount of motions hearings, jury/bench trials, and appellate work. During her time in Colorado, Shantrice was the recipient of the Lowrey Kelly Bootcamper of the Year Award in 2016 for her trial advocacy skills with the Colorado system. She was also an active member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2.0 program, which aimed to help mentor first-generation college students, from underserved communities, through high school and the college admissions process.
Shantrice graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2014. During her time there, Shantrice interned at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., as well as the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and the Seattle University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic. Shantrice was also an active member of the National Black Students Association, serving as its National Director of Community Service.
Shantrice is also proud alumni of Gonzaga University, graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy, with Minors in French and International Relations. During her undergraduate studies, she served as the Vice-President of the Multicultural Honors Society and was a member of Phi Sigma Tau and the Black Student Union. In her free time, Shantrice loves watching Gonzaga basketball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
William B. Ericson, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAOS
Dr. Ericson is a smart and well-trained hand surgeon with pretty good credentials.
Katherine Bozzo’s practice spans the realm of civil litigation, including professional liability, bad faith, employment law, personal injury and more. Katherine’s clients know they can depend on her to unravel the complexities of litigation, and support them fully through the process. Reliable. Loyal. Trustworthy. They’re traits she lives by, and qualities that define her practice.
“The traits that define my personal life also define me as a lawyer. My clients know I’m there for them, supporting them, and fighting for them every step of the way.”
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.
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