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Brian L Comstock

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L. Comstock
graduated from the University of Washington magna cum
laude with
top honors in political science and election to Phi Beta Kappa.
Following a
two-year tour of duty as an officer in the U.S. Army
Counter-Intelligence Corps,
Brian attended Harvard Law obtaining his law degree in 1959. He has
law in Seattle continuously since then, becoming a senior partner and
partner of the law firm of Roberts & Shefelman which merged in 1987
to become
Foster Pepper & Shefelman. In 1990, Brian joined Short Cressman
& Burgess as a
partner and chair of the firm’s business practice group. Retiring as a
of that firm in 2003, Brian was appointed Adjunct Professor at Seattle
University School of Law and also Albers School of Business and Finance.
At the
law school, he put together a new course and wrote a new textbook
Advising Private Companies. Brian has been active in professional
and pursuits including the business, securities and tax sections of the
Bar Association and Washington State Bar Association, and he has served
as a
Trustee of the Seattle-King County Bar Association. He is a member of
Rotary and a Board member of Northwest Center and the South Seattle
College Foundation.


Brian’s practice has over the years has emphasized
His areas of extensive experience include corporate law, business
assisting with financings and securities compliance, federal, state and
taxation including several appeals to the Washington State Supreme
advising businesses in distress and handling workouts, real estate and
commercial transactions, and sales and dispositions of businesses.


Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Contact Info

9 Lake Bellevue Drive.
Suite. 105
Bellevue, WA, 98005



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberThe Comstock Law Firm, PLLC2006 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2005 - 2006
PartnerShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC1990 - 2003
PartnerFoster Pepper Shefelman1987 - 1990
ProfessorUniversity of Washington1970 - 1971
PrincipalRoberts & Shefelman1959 - 1987
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Washington State Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2008 - Present
Seattle Tax GroupChair1983 - 1983
King County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1978 - 1981
Seattle Tax GroupMember1970 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1959 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1959 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1959
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1954