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David Henry Cook

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Sovereign Legal Group PLLC

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 15 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
    California - CA 23 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About David

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David's personal interests include endurance triathlon, cycling and running. He has competed in a dozen Ironman series events, and over twenty five ultra marathons, marathons and half marathons including Boston. In 2009 he founded to raise funds for children's cancer care. A native of Tacoma, David relocated to Seattle in 2004 after beginning his legal career in Los Angeles.

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Sovereign Legal Group PLLC
999 N Northlake Way
Suite 213
Seattle, WA, 98103

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Posted by Kaye | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Commercial Real Estate Expert
After working with David for over 8 months, I highly recommend him for his contract and negotiation expertise. David provided sound, seasoned advice regarding our leases and the tenor of the commercial real estate market. David is a logical thinker who takes the time to understand the client's needs, make strategic recommendations and successfully implement those strategies. Will work with him again in the future.
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Posted by David | March 9, 2014
Excellent Long Term Guidance
We have worked with David Cook in obtaining personal and business legal guidance for three years. In everything from setting up our estate, reviewing our business policies, and guiding us through friendly and non friendly employee negotiations, David has always given us comfort and confidence in our decisions. Never underestimate the importance of having someone on your team who understands legal vernacular. With the varied and complex issues involved in running a business, having his general guidance has been critical to our success. We appreciate having Mr. Cook and his unbiased (and informed) insight on our side of the table.
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Posted by Ted | January 29, 2014
Business Acquisiiton
David represented my wife and I in the acquisition of a business. He worked very effectively under a demanding timeline on the deal. David is detail oriented and persistent. He provided counsel on all facets of the transaction, but took great care in coaching us toward where we needed his help, and what we could do on our own. He is very responsive and kept us informed at regular intervals. David understands what it takes to get a deal to fruition, and keeps that goal in mind in the way he works and the positions he suggests. We would highly recommend David for business purchase/sale transactions.
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Posted by Jacob | January 23, 2014
Multiple business purchase - Great Lawyer!
I met David through a mutual friend. I was impressed by his attention to detail from the start and his ability to listen. I had encountered a few obstacles with my business partner and David was spectacular in resolving the hang ups in this deal and protecting my interests. He always provided sound advice and direction. His ability to respond quickly via email / phone or in person was superb. His knowledge of corporate structure, tax details and the nuts and bolts of the business in looking at the balance sheets etc was excellent. Through all of this he maintained a great sense of humor and was fun to work with. I will continue to use David for future business endeavors.
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Posted by David | January 17, 2014
Client comments on services of David Henry Cook
We own a winery and had received advice from a few other people regarding its eventual sale prior to being introduced to David. I am impressed with David's breadth of legal and business knowledge. He is the only person I've met who I trust to lead us through this process. He communicates clearly in a down to earth manner and has been very timely in responding to our requests. I would recommend him highly and without reservation.
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Posted by Porter | June 28, 2012
Quick and easy Trademark Process
When I had a great business idea and needed a lawyer to help me trademark it, David proved to be a great choice. He explained the process clearly, kept me updated with timely status emails and answered all my questions promptly and clearly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jared | March 9, 2011
Smart, Trustworthy, and Effective
I'm a small business owner and have had trouble finding a lawyer that I felt comfortable trusting with some of the more major aspects of starting and running my business. Working with David has mitigated many of my previously held notions about what working with a lawyer means. I immediately sensed integrity and honesty -- two qualities I find very important in this relationship, and established trust very quickly. The follow-through has also been wonderful. David gets things done, and quickly, all along the way keeping me informed both about what is going on. He also kept me informed about how many hours he logs per job as well as the presence of any and all filing fees and other financial add-ons that come with registering marks, etc. I've been very pleased with his work ethic and ability to get the job done. I would highly recommend his services and will continue to use him in the future.
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Posted by michael | January 21, 2010
recommendation for Dave Cook.
David served as in-house counsel for Exvere for several years. During his tenure, he helped guideus through the arduous tasks involved in gaining certification as a FINRA broker-dealer. He was also a key player in several M & A transactions as both deal-maker and resource. At all times David is calm and reflective. His advice is valuable and the relationships he develops are lasting. David is a true gentleman, an athlete and a credit to his family and associates. we recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Lesley | January 19, 2010
Excellent Legal Expertise and Advice
Sovereign Legal is an essential part of our team. Not unlike the athletes we train, our legal infrastructure needs to be focused, agile and well-conditioned as we manage the challenges associated with a rapidly growing enterprise. His expertise, responsiveness and attention to detail allows us to focus on our business, and most importantly our clients.
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Posted by Michael | January 14, 2010
David Cook highly recommended
David served as an advisor to me involved with mergers and acquisitions. Excellent communication skills, great follow-through. Strong analytical and strategic thinking.
Posted by Laura | January 12, 2010
David Cook is a great resource
David has drafted or reviewed many of our corporate contracts and documents. He has strong business acumen and has been a great resource for risk management, business strategy and corporate governance. I highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-310 per hour
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Sovereign Legal Group, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Exvere Inc. / Exvere Securities LLC
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assoc. General Counsel
  • Digital Insight, an Intuit company
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Radical Communications Inc. (Lehman Ventures)
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Mediator - Clinical Programs
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Summer Associate
  • Fox Family Worldwide Television
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • Univ of Washington SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Univ of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Digital Insight Corp. v Magnet Communications
  • Client settled arbitration by recovering approximately 120,000 of its common shares.


  • VAIJ
  • Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Alumni Board - University of Puget Sound
  • Chairman, Young Alumni Committee
  • 2003 - 2006
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Honors and Awards

  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1998


  • Seattle Business Magazine
  • Selecting Outside Counsel
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • The Center For Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Practice Purchase & Sales
  • 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Puget Sound
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and the Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse David
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an extremely competent, diligent, and thoughtful attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for assistance with business or contract matters."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cook and I were opposing counsel on the sale of my client's business. I found Mr. Cook to be knowledgeable, thorough, and focused on the big picture."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a knowledgeable corporate attorney, and he has a keen sense of risk management in forming entities and in the transactions his clients enter into."
Business Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David. I have worked with him on resolving business disputes and have found him to be an efficient and effective counselor for his commercial clients."
Business Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked opposite of David on a business transaction and he was courteous, timely and professional."
Business Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with David on several transactions. His knowledge of business and legal matters is exceptional. I have referred parties to David in the past, secure in the knowledge that he would provide exemplary counsel."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met David when he was advising an investment company and we later became friends. David has much experience in the corporate and business world, as well as in start-up financing and investments. David impresses me with his honesty and ethics."
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Mergers and acquisitions
Seattle Contracts and agreements Lawyer David Henry Cook
David Henry Cook
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 23 years
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