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I focus on advising closely held business owners and individuals regarding their business planning, shareholder and partner agreements, as well as business and real estate transactions.  I have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder buyouts/dispute resolution, commercial real estate, asset and stock purchases, commercial finance and related transactions, private placements, and executive compensation, as well as in reviewing and drafting complex business agreements.


How I Serve Clients:

I focus on listening to what clients want, and providing cost-effective advice so that clients can make good decisions.   In most instances clients do not want lengthy, expensive memos about their matter; rather they seek information about risks involved so that they can make informed business decisions.  


I regularly visit my clients at their workplace, and take the time to learn about their businesses, company objectives, strategies, and opportunities.   By understanding the business objectives of clients, I am better able to provide pro-active advice in light of their business strategy. 


I, and our firm, seek to be long-term, trusted legal advisors for our clients.  Fostering long-term relationships is beneficial for clients, as legal spend can be reduced and services and advice can be provided more efficiently.  When a new matter arises, understanding the business objectives of clients enables us to quickly identify possible solutions that will be consistent with these business objectives.



Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. M & A: 25%
    29 years, 250 cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    29 years, 500 cases


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul C. Burton

    I recommend Attorney Greg Russell without hesitation as he is extremely competent, wonderfully personable, and highly results oriented. I have had the privilege of serving with Greg on the East King County Bar Association (EKCBA) for many years. Greg's competence and conscientious dedication to seving the legal community as Treasurer of EKCBA has been exceptional. His law firm, Peterson, Russell, Kelley, has been a generous provider of meeting space for EKCBA monthly Board meetings, as well as sposoring and hosting the Business Section. No client could do better than having Greg Russell as their attorney!


    Paul Burton Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have had the opportunity to work with Greg Russell on several different matters and have found him to be an excellent attorney and a pleasure to work with. He as a keen understanding of business and real estate law and does a great job representing his clients.


    Kenneth Kilbreath Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

PRK Peterson Russell Kelly

1850 Skyline Tower
10900 N.E. 4th Street
Bellevue, WA, 98004


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
“40 Under 40”Eastside Business Journal2000
Inclusion in Martindale Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2000
A-V Rating: Preeminent legal ability; Highest ethical standardsMartindale-Hubbell1994
Young Lawyer of the YearN/A1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPeterson Russell Kelly PLLC1996 - Present
PartnerWilliams Kastner & Gibbs LLP1992 - 1996
AssociateWilliams Kastner & Gibbs LLP1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
At Work!Director2004 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationTrustee/Treasurer2000 - Present
Downtown Action to Save Housing (DASH)Director/Officer1992 - Present
Eastside Legal Assistance ProgramN/A1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
East King County Legal Assistance ProgramN/A1987 - Present
King County Bar AssociationChairman1991 - 1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Notre DameEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984