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Mark Douglas Kimball

also known as MDK Law, Washington's Business Law Firm

Practice areas:

Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax

About Me

 


Bellevue, Washington Business Lawyer Mark Kimball has had an award-winning established Business Law practice on the Eastside -- serving Bellevue, Seattle and surrounding areas -- for more than twenty five years, emphasizing corporate, commercial, contract, property and tax law.   For 2013, Mark holds Martindale’s highest possible rating: “AV-Preeminent” and is rated a perfect 10/10 by AVVO.   Additionally, Washington CEO Magazine has awarded Mark its "Top Business Lawyers" rating in Corporate and Tax Law and Seattle Met Magazine has awarded Mark its "Top Lawyers" Award.  


 


Business services include incorporations and the formation of limited liability companies, contracts concerning commercial, property and business transactions, representation of condominium developers and homeowners associations, and consulting in matters involving state, federal and international taxation. Clients include software development companies, computer hardware manufacturers, restaurants, real estate holding and property management companies, political campaign organizations, and a variety of small, medium and large businesses.


 


Mark received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a post-doctoral L.L.M. degree in Taxation from the University of Washington, and has been working toward a Ph.D. in Tax Policy Studies. Research and writings include topics in federal and international commerce and tax policy, and Islamic and international commercial law. Mark was admitted to practice in Washington state in 1983, admitted to the United States District Court in 1985, admitted to practice before the United State Supreme Court in 1998, and is also admitted to practice in New York State. He has been board certified as a Professional Guardian (B.C.P.G.), and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Midwest Political Science Association and the Academy of Political Science. Mark instructed of the Escrow Association of Washington and the Washington State Bar Association, and has served on the faculties of legal education, research and academic conferences in Washington, the United States, Europe and Latin America.


 


Mark is also a member of the National Business Institute's Tax and Corporate faculties and teaches frequent CLE courses to attorneys, accountants and real estate professionals. He has instructed a college course in Business Law, is an Adjunct Faculty Member at two major European universities:  Eotvos Lorand University and Masaryk University.   Mark has also served as an expert witness in Superior Court proceedings involving corporate law, limited liability companies, and taxation. Credited and current publications include the Oregon Revised Statutes Annotated, as Contributing Legal Editor, and "Context & Structure: Historical Institutionalism and Analysis of Cuba's Economic & Legal Reforms", and more than eighty CLE and other publications.


 


Mark was appointed to serve as a Law Examiner (Bar Examiner) by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, and since 2003 has held Martindale's highest possible rating: "Preeminent Legal Ability; Highest Ethical Standards." Mark also hosted a weekly radio show examining legal, political and other issues on KKNWE Certifications Board Certified Professional Guardian (B.C.P.G.) Professional associations and memberships Washington State Bar Association New York State Bar Association Midwest Political Science Association Academy of Political Science U.S. Supreme Court Bar U.S. Federal District Court Bar U.S. Tax Court.    


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Tax: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($165-375/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Richard D. Granvold

    I endorse this lawyer. Why? I met Mr. Kimball in July of 1990 and have spoken with him many times. Although I only handle bankruptcy practice, I have had many many persons through the years since 1990 that to this day I still refer to him. Why? Because first in speaking to him I know he knows the law and is great in representing his clients with his services. Clients have indicated they appreciate what he has told them. He is aggressive in a great way too. I would not hesitate one minute to employ him myself which speaks volumes! Thus, feel that you are in great hands in seeking his assistance in your legal needs. Sincerely, Richard D. Granvold , Attorney at Law.

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  • Boris Petrenko

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Contact Info

MDK Law

777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2170
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
WAActive198307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Seattle's Top Rated Lawyer'sMartindale/Seattle Time and WSJ2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
2012 Top Rated LawyersNational Law Journal/Corporate Counsel2012
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Lawyers AwardSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Avvo Top Tax LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Corporate/Incorporation LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor, Etvos Lorand University (Europe)Center for International Legal Studies2010 - Present
Instructor/ProfessorLake Washington College2005 - 2006
SolutionsKKNW-Positive Choice Talk Radio2004 - 2005
OwnerMark Douglas Kimball P.S.1983 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Political Science.Member2006 - Present
Midwest Political Science AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Business InstituteFaculty2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2006
Federal Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
US-Cuba Law ForumMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re EnronSettlement
Pierce County vs. Initiative 776Remand
Initiative 18 vs. King CountySuccessful- Writ of Mandamus Granted

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Financing Options and Troubleshooting for Business Start-Ups2010
Limited Liability Company HandbookAppendix WA-1 LLC Operating Agreement2009
NBI - National Business InstituteBusiness Law from A-Z2009
Midwest Political Science Association 2008 Conference, ChicagoHistorical Institutionalism & Tax Policy Formation: Brazil, Chile & Cuba2008
2008 International Conference on Contract Law, HavanaAnalysis of Referents in the Study of International Commercial Policy Adoption: A Proposal2008
LLC Trends & DevelopmentsImpact of State Laws on Limited Liability Companies2008
NBI - National Business InstituteAccounting 101 For Attorneys2008
UnknownThe History of LLC's & Washington LLC Law2007
UnknownFully Utilizing the Advantages of LLC's in Washington2007
Advanced LLC Issues (NBI CLE)Current Updates & Emerging Trends2007
Buying the Mom & Pop BusinessTax Considerations2007
Legal & Tax Aspects of Investing in Real EstateEthical Considerations; Tax Reform Trends & Developments2007
Mastering Mergers & Acquisitions (NBI CLE)Shaping an Ethical Foundation2007
Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option (NBI CLE)Building an Ethical Foundation2007
Fully Utilizing the Advantages of LLC's in Washington (NBI CLE)Why Limited Liability Companies?2007
NBI - National Business InstituteMastering Mergers and Acquistions2007
NBI - National Business InstituteHelping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option2007
NBI - National Business InstituteFully Utilizing the Advantages of LLCs in Washington2007
NBI National Business InstituteEssential Skills for Drafting LLC Agreements2007
UnknownAdvanced LLC Issues2006
UnknownS-Corporations: Exploring the Advantages2006
Journal of Social Change 2006 Conference ProgramComparative Analysis of Tax Policy Legal Referents: A Proposal on the Relevance of Institutionalism2006
Center for International Legal StudiesLegal-Philosophical Referents & Rational Choice Analysis in International Tax Policy Adoption2006
UnknownEssential Skills for Drafting LLC Agreements2006
NBI - National Business InstituteS Corporations: Exploring the Advantages2006
NBI - National Business InstituteLLC v LLP in Washington: Which Entity is Best for your Client2005
US-Cuba Law Forum Context & Structure: Historical Institutionalism and Analysis of Cuba's Economic & Legal Reforms2004
Oregon Revised Statutes AnnotatedContributing Legal Editor1989

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
University of WashingtonTax PolicyDoctoral-PhD Level (In Progress)N/A
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of WashingtonEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business PracticesLLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or Inc.; Ethical Traps in the LLC2015
Resolving Commercial Lease DisputesIndemnification Disputes in Real Estate Leasing; Repair Maintenance and Expense Disputes: Is the Right Party Paying?2015
Title Workshop: From Examination to CommittmentDrafting and Issuing Title Commitment; Ethical Considerations2014
Tax Exempt Organizations for Start to FinishLiability of Directors and Officers; Ethical Considerations for EO Practioners2014
Sales and Use Tax in WashingtonReviewing Recent Developments; Resolving Sales and Use Tax Disputes2014
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes from Start to FinishStrategic Drafting and Interpretation of Essential Documents; Ethics2014
Legal Ethics of EvidenceSources of Authority; When Things go Wrong2014
Retail, Office and Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and WarrantiesRent, Common Area Maintenance and other Expenses2013
Illustrated Ethics: Case Studies to Avoid Legal MalpracticeConflicts of Interest; Ethics of Settlement Negotiations and Litigation2013
Business Tax Planning GuideHealth Care Reform; Tax Implications of Entity Selection2013
Advance Legal Issues in Real EstateTax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions2013
Live TeleconferenceCommon Legal Traps in Distressed Property Sales2012
Business Contracts A to ZContract Ethics2012
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplianceEthical Considerations2011
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplianceThe Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and the Era of Corporate Governance on Nonprofit Organizations2011
Continuing Legal EducationHow to Keep Tax-Exempt Orgs in Compliance2011
Advanced Title Insurance IssuesAdvanced Issues in Due Diligence - Ethics2011
Washington Association of Accountants 2010 ConventionWhere We've Been and Where We Are: Recent Law, Rulings and Cases Concerning Limited Liability Companies2010
Residential Real Estate Transactions from A-ZResidential Real Estate2010
M&A Tax ProceduresNavigating M&A Tax Procedures2010
Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current EventsAttorneys changing firm affiliations2010
Formation and Operation of Limited Liability CompaniesLimited Liability Companies2010
Real Estate Closings A-Z: Navigate Your Closings with ConfidenceReal Estate Closings2009
LLCs: From Formation to Special UseLimited Liability Companies2009
Business Law from A to ZAvoiding Ethical Issues2009
Advanced LLC IssuesLimited Liability Companies2009
VII Conference on International Contract Law, HavanaInternational Commercial Law Policy Adoption2008
LLC Trends and DevelopmentsRecent Legislation Regarding LLC's2008
Accounting 101 for AttorneysComplying with Ethical Standards2008
2008 Midwest Political Science Association Annual ConferenceTax Policy and International Trade-Latin America2008
Midwest Political Science Association Annual ConferenceComparative Analysis of Tax Policy Legal Referents & Historical Institutionalism2007
Mastering Mergers & AcquisitionsMergers & Acquisitions2007
LLCs: From Formation to Special UseLimited Liability Companies2007
Legal & Tax Aspects of Investing in Real EstateReal Estate Investing and Taxation2007
Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity OptionIncorporations and LLC Formations2007
Fully Utilizing the Advantages of LLC's in WashingtonLimited Liability Companies2007
Essential Skills for Drafting LLC AgreementsLimited Liability Companies2007
Buying and Selling the Mom & Pop BusinessTax Considerations -Transactional2007
Advanced LLC IssuesLimited Liability Companies- Trends and Legislation2007
S-Corporations: Exploring the AdvantagesS-Corporations: Tax and other issues2006
Midwest Political Science Association Annual ConferenceShifting Burdens in Federal Taxation: Development of A New Study Paradigm2006
Fully Utilizing the Advantages of LLC's in WashingtonWashington LLC Law2006
Essential Skills for Drafting LLC AgreementsDrafting LLC Agreements; Ethics Issues2006
Conference on Social ChangeKuhn's Paradigm & The Relevance of Institutionalism2006
Conference on International Sales Transactions-Salzburg, AustriaTax Policy Study & The Relevance of Institutionalism2006
Advanced LLC IssuesLimited Liability Companies2006
Sophisticated 1031 Exchanges in WashingtonTax Issues in Complex 1031 Exchanges2005
LLC's & LLP's in WashingtonWashington LLC & LLP Law2005
International Conference on Social Science ResearchSocial Science Methodologies in the Study of Tax Policy Development2005
Essentials of 1031 Exchanges1031 Exchanges2005
Second Annual Animal Law ConferenceTaxing Issues2004
First Annual Animal Law ConferenceContract Issues2003
Education Conference 2002Setting Business Practices2002