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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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|CALI recognition in excellence for Civil Procedure||Seattle University School of Law||2006|
|Partner||The Apex Law Group LLP||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Gordon Derr, LLP||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Lummi Indian Nation v. State of Washington 241 P.3d 1220||In favor of the State (and our intervening clients)|
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|NW Lawyer||Tips for Successful Nonprofit Board Service||2014|
|Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter||Not a Performing Bear : The Supreme Court's Decision in Lummi Indian Nation v. State||2010|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Washington||Classics and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|WA SOS Mt.Vernon Nonprofit Conference||Nonprofit Board Governance||2015|
|Advanced Nonprofit Techniques||Nonprofit Finance||2015|
|WayFind||Social Purpose Corporation||2014|
|Internal Controls for nonprofits||Nonprofit Management||2013|
|Hot Topics in Business Law||Corporate Entities||2013|
|Healthcare Hospitality House Network National Conference||Risk Management||2013|
|Brown Bag Lunch||The Social Purpose Corporation||2013|
|Advising the New Tech Startup||Business Entities||2013|
|Washington Society of CPAs||Social Purpose Corporations||2012|
|King County Bar Association||What every lawyer needs to know about corporate law and an introduction to the social purpose corporation=||2012|
|Brown Bag Luncheon at Van Ness Feldman||Social Purpose Corporation||2012|