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Peter J Smith

Peter J Smith

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Intellectual Property, Litigation

About Me

The Apex Law Group provides legal advice and counsel to businesses from companies that are starting-up to those that are publicly traded . By leveraging internet based tools and our low overhead, Apex Law provides quality legal service at an affordable rate.


 


 


My practice focuses on a variety of issues surrounding business start-up. My experience includes advising non-profits, for-profits and the especially interesting formation of business seeking to make a social impact. 


 


 


Before joining Apex Law, I practiced complex environmental, land use, and real estate litigation. I have represented both public and private clients in a variety of jurisdictions including federal and state courts, local administrative proceedings, local legislative hearings, and state hearings boards including the Pollution Control Hearings Board.


 


 


My goal is to combine my litigation and corporate formation experience to help entrepreneurs get off the ground and to help all businesses maintain regulatory compliance, avoid costly litigation, and ultimately become more successful companies.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
  5. Litigation: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Neil Juneja

    Peter possesses a great deal of expertise in business structures and corporations. Not only does he ejoy a great depth of knowledge; he is able to communicate the salient points clearly.

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    Neil Juneja Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nathan Cliber

    I've known Peter J. Smith since law school and I feel completely comfortable saying that he is one of the smartest and most good-hearted people that I have known in this profession. I have always seen him excel at everything he does, excepting that I usually beat him at racquetball.

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    Nathan Cliber Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Apex Law Group

1218 3rd Ave., Suite 505
Seattle, WA, 98101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201005/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
CALI recognition in excellence for Civil ProcedureSeattle University School of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Apex Law Group LLP2011 - Present
AssociateGordon Derr, LLP2009 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lummi Indian Nation v. State of Washington 241 P.3d 1220In favor of the State (and our intervening clients)

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NW LawyerTips for Successful Nonprofit Board Service2014
Environmental and Land Use Law NewsletterNot a Performing Bear : The Supreme Court's Decision in Lummi Indian Nation v. State2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of WashingtonClassics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WA SOS Mt.Vernon Nonprofit ConferenceNonprofit Board Governance2015
WayfindNonprofit Transitions2014
WayFindSocial Purpose Corporation2014
Internal Controls for nonprofitsNonprofit Management2013
Hot Topics in Business LawCorporate Entities2013
Healthcare Hospitality House Network National ConferenceRisk Management2013
Brown Bag LunchThe Social Purpose Corporation2013
Advising the New Tech StartupBusiness Entities2013
Washington Society of CPAsSocial Purpose Corporations2012
King County Bar AssociationWhat every lawyer needs to know about corporate law and an introduction to the social purpose corporation=2012
Brown Bag Luncheon at Van Ness FeldmanSocial Purpose Corporation2012