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Puget Sound Business Law since 1986 has provided legal counsel to
businesses and commercial real estate clients throughout the Puget
Sound. PSBL provides legal representation to individuals and businesses
on a wide range of matters, ranging from the formation of corporations,
partnerships and limited liability companies, the preparation and
negotiation of contracts and agreements, to the purchase, sales and
leases of businesses and commercial real estate.


Puget Sound Business Law (formerly known as "Law Office of
Richard R. Bernstein, P.S.") also regularly represents private lenders
and borrowers by negotiating, documenting and enforcing commercial
secured loan transactions.


Although the vast majority of the firm’s clients are located in
the Puget Sound region, PSBL also represents out-of-state individuals
and businesses in matters arising in Washington State or in which
Washington law is applicable.


PSBL emphasizes prompt and responsive communication with its
clients, timely and efficient provision of services, and understanding
and serving its clients’ needs and goals.  The firm strives to help its
clients avoid litigation — but, when litigation is necessary, the firm
zealously and ethically represents its clients’ interests in courts,
arbitrations and mediations.


Practice areas

  1. Real Estate: 40%
    35 years
  2. Business: 40%
    35 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    35 years

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  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse this lawyer. With hundreds of published answers to consumer questions at from him, applause from his clients and endorsements from other attorneys too, it is clear to me that if you have a Business Law or Real Estate or litigation question, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you. He knows what he is doing and he does it very well.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathryn Verity Fields

    I have worked with Richard since 1990 on a number of matters. His legal advice to our shared clients has always been sound and well-reasoned. As my area of practice is family law, there is frequently a need for legal counsel involving small family-owned businesses. I can honestly say that since finding Richard I have not gone elsewhere to obtain business law advice on my cases. I highly endorse his work and results.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Puget Sound Business Law, P.C.

452 157th Ave Se
PO Box 6757
Bellevue, WA, 98008-0757


WAVoluntarily Resigned198108/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentPuget Sound Business Law, P.C.1986 - Present
Senior Business AssociateKargianis Austin & Erickson1981 - 1986
Law ClerkKargianis Austin & Erickson1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eastside Legal Assistance ProgramVolunteer Attorney1987 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
San Francisco State UniversityMusic (Performing)BA - Bachelor of Arts1966