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George Edward Bonini

George Edward Bonini

Practice areas:

Business, Tax, Securities Offerings, Complex partnership transactions

About Me

Mr. Bonini is a business, securities and tax attorney with a practice focused on organizing business ventures and complex partnership transactions. George also advises companies regarding mergers and acquisitions, tax matters, private equity transactions, and provides general business counsel.    George has experience assisting hedge funds and other private investment funds structure transactions, and complying with applicable federal securities laws. 


In addition, he is able to assist clients with loan, secured finance, and real estate transactions.  Finally, George has expertise assisting in resolving tax disputes with the Washington Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service.
George earned a B.A. from the University of Montana, a J.D. cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, and a Masters (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Washington. George is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.


In the 2002-2004 Washington Law & Politics surveys, Mr. Bonini was listed as a “Rising Star” in the areas of corporate finance and taxation.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Business: 40%
  2. Complex partnership transactions: 20%
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Farley Betz

    George is an excellent attorney and zealous advocate for a wide variety of clients on corporate / tax matters. I have and will continue to refer colleagues and clients to George with confidence.


    David Betz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Briteney Ann Mercer

    George is a confident, well spoken attorney who is respected by his peers and colleagues. He is highly regarded in the legal community. I'd feel comfortable refering any client to George, knowing they'd be well taken care of.


    Briteney Mercer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fifth Avenue Law Group, PLLC

701 Fifth Ave Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98104




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFifth Avenue Law Group, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyAter Wynne LLP2010 - 2013
AttorneyMonahan & Biagi, P.L.L.C.2004 - 2010
AttorneyHolland & Knight LLP2000 - 2004
AttorneySummit Law Group2000 - 2001
Tax AssociateDeloitte & Touche2000 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
- Closing of a $30M private placement for a heavy equipment logistics and rental company.N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington -SeattleTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1999
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1998
University of Montana-MissoulaHistory & EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
ZINO Marketplace Investment ForumVenture Investment2009
Angel & Venture Capital Deal StructuringVenture Capital Deal Structuring2009