The most important thing to know about us is that YOU are the reason we do what we do. Our success comes from your success!
A personal note from the founder:
CLIENT-CENTRIC FOCUS: A lifetime of personal and professional experience led me to establish a client-centered law practice serving the people I know I can help the most. My goal is to infuse a new level of personalization into the attorney-client relationship that supports people and populations who are poised to do great things, where empathy accompanies expertise and where compassion strengthens competence.
Because of my own entrepreneurial interests, I am invested in YOUR entrepreneurial success! If you’ve got your own ambitions and talents and want to be sure you start down the right path, I’m here to help. If you’ve been looking for a job or feeling dissatisfied in the one you’ve got and you’re ready to strike out on your own, I’m here to help. If you’re ready to go after your business dreams and make them reality, you need a solid plan and process...and I’m here to help.
My enthusiasm for assisting members of our worldwide community in making business and property investments in the United States comes in part from my love of traveling and learning new cultures and languages. I’ve been fortunate to live and study in China, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Ecuador, and I’ve contributed to the success of many multinational companies overseas. If you’re looking to bring your business here, reach a new US customer base, or purchase investment property in the states, I’m uniquely qualified to help you do that.
BODY, MIND & MUSIC
Staying fit and active is important to me—mental sharpness and physical stamina allow me to go the extra mile for my clients Crossfit, HIIT workouts, hiking, and cycling on the local trails are part of my regular routine, as is boxing training (ask me about my amateur fights in China!). I love producing music and writing lyrics in my home studio, and I’ve been blessed to produce for artists in the US and China.
CAUSES I CARE ABOUT
Ultimately, this is what drives me: Creating business opportunities in underserved communities, fighting for equality, and fighting for veterans struggling with homelessness, unemployment, mental illness, and substance abuse.
Please know that when you and I work together, I focus on results—not billable hours. Let me handle the legal stuff so you can achieve the success you seek. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) - International Business Law
University of Washington School of Law
Masters of Law (LL.M.) - Chinese Law
Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China
Foreign Trade | People's Republic of China Practice (PRC) of International Law | PRC Intellectual Property Law | PRC Banking Law | PRC Security Law
Executive Education in Trade Policy
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Strategy
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China
Including studies at US universities: Columbia University, Princeton University, Westpoint College, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) - Sociology & International Business
University of Washington
Nonpartisan Legislative Counsel in the Washington State Senate (6+ years)
Licensed Private Investigator
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Business Law Section
Corporate Counsel Section
International Practice Section
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
American Bar Association
Business Law Section