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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


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



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  • 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.


    Neil Juneja Intellectual Property 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.


    Nathan Cliber Family Attorney
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Contact info

The Apex Law Group

221 First Ave. W.,
Suite 110
Seattle, WA, 98119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
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
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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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
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
Advanced Nonprofit TechniquesNonprofit Finance2015
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