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Mark Vincent Jordan

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
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About Mark

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I practice in the areas of commercial & corporate law with an emphasis on intellectual property, entertainment and corporations/limited liability companies. My commercial practice includes licensing, foreign & domestic distribution, trademark and copyright registration, prosecution and litigation. My corporate practice includes selection and formation of new businesses, nonprofits, associations, asset/stock purchases and financing. I have tried, arbitrated & mediated many commercial cases.

Location

Bracepoint Law, P.S.
2775 Harbor Avenue SW
Suite D
Seattle, WA, 98126-2138

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Posted by Mark | June 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I ever had
This is the only lawyer that got back us on time and got everything done when Promised I would highly recommend Mark Jordan
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Emotionally Intelligent
I expect an attorney to be both knowledgeable and strategic. I consider emotional intelligence a bonus. Mark brought all three to the table. Mark met me where I was in the (not elegant) process of selling my half of my business and provided a steady keel to navigate the rough seas of “business divorce”. Mark took time to understand what I wanted and worked to create a deal that worked for me. Thanks, Mark!
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Posted by Chris | May 27, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney that Understands Business and Client Needs
I have used Mark on multiple occasions and would highly recommend him. Mark does a great job of really understanding the clients needs and also explaining the pitfalls of various decisions that may be made. Mark has helped me through contracts, shareholder agreements, leasing, and litigation. I am very impressed with Mark and use him both personally and recommend him for my clients.
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Posted by Ella | August 9, 2019
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Great business partner
Mark is able to provide solid business advice tailored to the needs of the business. He asks the right questions and has provided solid guidance to date on a variety of topics.
Posted by Bob | November 17, 2018
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Experienced, Reliable, Comfortable
My relationship with Mark began in 2012 and continues: New business formation; trademark services; business contracts and related documents. Furthermore, I refer many of my business clients to him to formalize business purchase Letters of Intent that that I have drafted. Mark is consistently responsive and attentive. He earns his fees and the trust of his clients through solid results.
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Posted by Bev | October 21, 2018
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Solid business advisor
Mark Jordan and the team at BracePoint Law have been great at supporting our company's business needs. They are able to assist us in a number of areas, including corporate governance, IP & Trademark work, employment law, business negotiation and overall legal consulting.
Posted by Dustin | October 20, 2018
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I.T. Support Merger
Mark and his team helped us successfully merge our I.T. Support businesses. He helped educate us during a complex process and shared unbiased advice to make everyone happy in the transaction. Overall, he helped us finalize our bill of sale, asset purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, employment agreements, et cetera. I recommend hiring Mark and his team if you are considering his firm for legal services.
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Posted by Steven | October 19, 2018
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Outstanding Service
Mark has been an invaluable resource to my business for a number of years. Quick, insightful, and entrepreneurial.
Posted by Thomas | October 19, 2018
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Excellent IP Administration
Since the beginning of 2010, Mark and his team have been successfully administering the registration of our company's growing international portfolio of corporate and product trademarks, software EULAs, and our US-based employment and distribution agreements. Mark's up-beat and witty approach to the industry's challenges is both refreshing and differentiating. The communications with his office has always been responsive and concise. We have recommended Mark to our colleagues and friends in the past, and will continue to do so in the future.
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Posted by Kasandra | October 19, 2018
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Great attorney
I was referred to Mark through a friend who was very happy with his services. He has done a lot for me and has been nothing but professional. I am a startup and was in need of having an investment contract drawn up, as well as trademarking services and some tax filing status changes. Mark is not only extremely intelligent but also a pleasure to speak with. His prices aren't unreasonable and this meant a lot to me being a startup who doesn't have a lot to spend. The amount of experience he has definitely helped me make my decision hiring him. I highly recommend Mark Jordan as an attorney. Great experience.
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Posted by Tom | October 19, 2018
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The Best
Mark is resourceful and easy to work with and to understand. You can get top notch representation at a small firm price and don't feel like you are being passed around the office. Mark's support staff are helpful and responsive. Mark was an important part of my business acquisition team and I have always felt since day one that I was in good hands.
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Posted by John | October 9, 2018
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Brilliant, effective, a pleasure to work with!
We have had the privilege to hire and work with Mark on a number of different legal strategies, trade marks, NDAs, consultation, company structuring, operating agreements and the list goes on. Mark and his team have always delivered effiencient, strategic and effective results! Very thankful
Posted by Frank | November 30, 2017
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Straight shooter
Working with Mark on business issues has been very valuable. He is very responsive and good at interpreting my situation and goals. His fees have been quite reasonable.
Posted by Patrick | August 30, 2017
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Exceptional attorney for innovators
I’ve worked with Mark Jordan since 1998. He has helped our business with intellectual property and corporate work, and is the registered agent for our company. Mark and his team are fantastic, and we’ve referred him to countless clients and always get glowing reviews. Bracepoint’s attorneys have deep experience, and their ability to set up, manage and protect innovative organizations has been an asset for our company. I know I always have a trusted advisor to grow responsibly, and a bulldog in our corner if we need one. If you want a great attorney by your side as you grow your organization, I can think of no one better than Mark Jordan.
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Posted by Katie | August 8, 2017
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Efficient and Extremely Helpful
When my business partner and I decided to start our own business, we knew we needed to hire an attorney to help us navigate the process. We hired Mark because he was easy to talk to and understood the issues small businesses face. Mark is smart, detailed, and responds quickly to any questions we have. He helped us file all the appropriate corporate paperwork and drafted contract agreements. Thanks to Mark, we were ready to go when we launched our business and were able to present an organized and professional business to our clients. We know we can trust that Mark and his staff are looking out for our company's best interest and can help us as we grow our business.
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Posted by Spencer | August 8, 2017
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Efficient, direct and easy to work with
We needed help transitioning from a previous employer, setting up a new business, and developing all the supporting contract/sub contract documents. Mark helped us to navigate each of these steps, and provided us with an excellent CPA recommendation. His council on navigating the transition made for a smooth process, and he had our new business set up and all of the paperwork organized. He returns calls/emails quickly. He is clear and upfront about anticipated costs. His invoices were always clear and kept to the initial budget estimate. He continues to provide us with legal services for our new business as new contracting/legal issues arise.
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Posted by Karly | May 24, 2017
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Best lawyer for Seattle creatives
Ask any creative professional in the Seattle area who they go to for legal advice and they'll send you to Mark Jordan. I recently transitioned from freelancing to running a full-time design studio, and needed to get my paperwork up to speed. Mark quickly assessed the situation and tailored next steps for my business. Together, we drafted a creative services agreement, independent contractor agreement, statement of work and change order form. I contacted several other lawyers before choosing to work with Mark. What convinced me were his spotless reputation, warm demeanor and specialized experience working with creatives. Mark is easy to talk to, detail-oriented, down-to-earth and yet down-to-business. I don't know how he does it, but he actually makes drafting legal paperwork fun. I love that I can contact him at any time with any question—big or small. I feel so much better knowing that my studio, creative work and contractors are protected. Thanks to Mark, I feel more confident bidding on RFPs and fishing for bigger and better clients. His work has given my studio a competitive advantage; when my clients see how carefully we've prepared their paperwork, they know that we're worth every penny. And so is Mark.
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Posted by Wendy | August 20, 2015
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Made it easy for this creative to "get legal"
I hired Mark when I was ready to take my business to the next level. Local content provider who registered an LLC online without knowing ONE THING. Had Mark review my registration & he...in a 30minute phone call... *Talked about reasonable proposed solution/s, actions *Was candid about time, timing & fees *Took on the bulk of the work, while explaining the tasks in plain, non-legal, speak *Pointed out my errors without making me feel stupid or lame... he's really good at this part...always directing toward the solution. Extremely positive experience. Nailed it. I've already referred him to a client of mine. I trust him enough to share him/his services with my own roster of clients. That's my reputation because I'm looking for the best for my own clients. I referred Mark Jordan in a heartbeat. And I'll do it again. Got my attorney for life. Solid.
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Posted by Jenny Mae | July 30, 2015
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Professional and Affable
We met with Mark before knowing if his expertise matched our needs. Mark efficiently answered our questions and gave us an understanding of his strengths as an attorney and how he could assist us with our business.
Posted by Jamie | December 13, 2013
Hysterical, warm, kind and incredibly good at what he does
I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he is able to explain complicated laws to creative professionals like me (I'm a photographer). People like me have brains that don't 'work that way'. My brain is great at seeing pretty pictures, and coming up with conceptual ideas, and learning new skills in Photoshop. It's *not* good at understanding how laws are written, or why they are how they are. That's where Mark comes in. Through some miracle that I can't begin to understand, he is able to explain these things to people like me *in a way that makes sense*. (Cue-in light shining from the sky and lilting classical music now). When you are in a situation where you really need help, and don't know what to do, and feel overwhelmed, having someone who can educate you, and support and guide you to make the best decisions, is invaluable. He has not only helped me with copyright infringement of my written work with another photographer, but has also helped give me guidance on an unrelated class action lawsuit I'm entering into with another firm. I know I will have no shortage of copyright infringement situations in the future, and I feel confident in Mark's ability to help me with all of them. Although Mark works with a lot of musicians, small business owners, artists and other creative professionals like me, he is never patronizing or judgmental in any way. He is just great at what he does. HIGHLY recommend Mark Jordan.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bracepoint Law, P.S.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Co-Producer
  • The Periphery Project, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Co-Publisher
  • Lodestar Publishing, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Carney, Badley, Smith & Spellman, P.S.
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Gottesman Jones & Partners
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1989
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Chief Seattle Council - Aquila District
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2016 - Present
  • Seafair - Emergency Management Group
  • Medical Team
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chief Seattle Council - Aquila District
  • Klondike Derby Director and Co-Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Summit at Snoqualmie - National Ski Patrol
  • Alpine Patroller
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chief Seattle Council - BSA
  • Assistant Scoutmaster - Troop 282
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Business Assistance Panel
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Corporate, Business and Banking Sections
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property, Business Law, Solo and Small Practice Sections
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Former Chair
  • 1991 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Chief Seattle Council - BSA
  • Cubmaster Pack 793
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
  • President
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Legal Action Center
  • President
  • 2002 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Silver Beaver Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2020
  • Chief Seattle Council - District Award of Merit
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Wood Badge
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1973
  • Order of the Arrow - Brotherhood
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1972
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Publications

  • Lodestar Publishing
  • Attorneys Fees in Washington
  • 2007
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Doing Business in Washington State: Guide for Foreign Business
  • 1996
  • Visual Arts and Legal Rights
  • On the Ground at 9
  • 1995
  • Software Export Procedures Kit
  • Software Export Procedures Kit
  • 1993
  • The King Can do Wrong: The Codification of the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity in the United States and United Kingdom
  • The King Can do Wrong: The Codification of the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity in the United States and United Kingdom
  • 1989
  • Jurisdictional Survey of Tort Provisions of Washington's 1986 Tort Reform Action
  • 22 Gonzaga Law Review 47 (1986/87
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Drafting & Reviewing Washington Business Agreements - National Webcast
  • Drafting Fundamentals: Essential Elements and Boilerplate Language; and Contract Ethics
  • 2022
  • Music Law Nuts & Bolts 2021 - National Webcast
  • Music Copyright Fundamentals; and Ethical Issues In Music Law
  • 2021
  • Film Law 101 - National Webcast
  • Trademarks, Trade Names and Trade Dress; Music in Film; and Film Law Ethics
  • 2020
  • Startup Week Seattle
  • A Making Movies Metaphor for Sharpening Your Inner Mogul! An IP and Entertainment Law Perspective
  • 2019
  • LLC or S-Corp? - National Webcast
  • Nontax Variances Between LLCs and S-Corporations; Upholding Ethical Standards in Entity Formation
  • 2019
  • Entity Selection & Creation 101 - National Webcast
  • Drafting Entity Formation Documents; Building an Ethical Foundation
  • 2019
  • Top 10 LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practices - National Webcast
  • LLC Ethical Traps
  • 2017
  • Music Law 101
  • Who's Who in the Music Industry; Trademarks/Trade Names/Trade Dress
  • 2017
  • LLC or S-Corp? - National Webcast
  • Nontax Variances Between LLCs and S-Corporations; and Upholding Ethical Standards in Entity Formation
  • 2017
  • Business Contracts: Top 8 Most Costly Mistakes
  • Initial Mistakes That Lead to Disputes (and How to Prevent Them); Representations and Warranties: Traps for the Unwary
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • The Ten Commandments of Fee Agreements: Making Your Fee Agreement a Blessing and not a Curse
  • 2016
  • Brewery and Distillery Law in Washington
  • Critical Issues for Protecting Your Brewery/Distillery Brand
  • 2016
  • Music Law: The Basics and Beyond
  • Rights of Publicity; Trademarks; and Who's Who in the Music Industry
  • 2015
  • LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or Partnership - National Webcast
  • Upholding Ethical Standards in Entity Formation Fiduciary Liability
  • 2015
  • Business Section Monthly Meeting
  • Ethics in Entity Formation
  • 2015
  • Practice Management Check-Up: Transforming Your Firm from Surviving to
  • Tips and Techniques for Collecting Past-Due Accounts
  • 2014
  • Music Law 101
  • Intellectual Property Rights for Musicians
  • 2014
  • The Essential Toolkit for the Solo and Small Practice
  • Ethical Challenges of Sharing Space with Non-Firm Members
  • 2013
  • How to Start Your Own Law Firm: A Step by Step Approach
  • Infrastructure (office systems; flow of paper and work);
  • 2013
  • 2013 American International Toy Fair
  • “Start Me Up” - Business structures, the game of financing start-up businesses (including the latest on crowdsourcing!), and how to prioritize legal needs and use of legal counsel to make good business decisions on limited budgets.
  • 2013
  • The Small Law Firm in Today's World
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • 2012
  • 2012 Urban Craft Uprising
  • Intellectual Property and Design Issues
  • 2012
  • 2012 American International Toy Fair
  • Representing the Inventor - What to do When Someone Wants Your Idea!
  • 2012
  • Successful Succession Planning:
  • Successful Succession Planning:
  • 2011
  • New Trends, Tools and Tips: Keeping Your Practice Current
  • David vs. Goliath: How to Hold Your Own Against the Big Firms
  • 2011
  • The Cost-Effective Small Office
  • Cost-Effective Marketing
  • 2010
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • CPAs & Attorneys: Become Their Ally, Not Their Enemy
  • 2010
  • Intellectual Property for Everyone
  • Right of Publicity Issues in Video Games
  • 2010
  • Attorneys Fees in Washington
  • Attorneys Fees in Washington
  • 2009
  • 2009 Annual Meeting
  • The Interaction of Trademark Law and the Music Industry
  • 2009
  • WSBA Intellectual Property Section Meeting
  • Copyright Law - Work for Hire
  • 2008
  • Intellectual Intellectual Property for the Non-IP Attorney
  • Trademark Law
  • 2008
  • BurleyCon
  • Entertainment Law for Artists
  • 2008
  • WSAE's Annual Convention
  • Protecting Your Organization…Protecting Yourself
  • 2007
  • Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • 2006
  • Tax and Legal Issues of Intellectual Property
  • International Tax Conference
  • 2002
  • The Best of CLE 2001
  • Protecting IP Globally
  • 2001
  • International Conference - A New Persepective of Global Proportion
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • 2001
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Venture Capital Transactions
  • Cross-Border Venture Capital Investments
  • 2000
  • Business Aspects of E-Commerce
  • E-Commerce: Legal and Business Issues
  • 2000
  • Standard Clauses in International Agreements
  • Drafting International Agreements
  • 1999
  • International Intellectual Protecting & Marketing IP Globally
  • Going Global - A Real World View of International Transaction
  • 1999
  • Drafting International Agreements
  • Drafting International Agreements
  • 1999
  • Designing the International Transaction
  • Designing the International Transaction
  • 1995
  • Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • Intellectual Property in International Transactions
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had the opportunity to resolve a business dispute with Mark, who represented one of the owners. His expertise allowed the parties to quickly negotiate and focus on the best opportunity for a reasonable out of court resolution. I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing help in the area of business law."
Business Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a highly competent and determined advocate for his clients."
Business Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark has all the talent that you would ever want or need. What sets him apart is that it does not stop there. Mark brings a passion to his representation and to his clients' interests that sets him apart. He doesn't just get the client's business done, he gets the client's business. He dives in and learns everything he can so that he is not an outsider looking in, but a knowledgeable participant in his clients' decisions. If your business is more complicated or specialized than selling widgets, Mark is your guy."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, engaged, and a pleasure to be around."
Business Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is very smart and has experience in providing services to a variety of business clients, including those with intelectual property, trademark or copyright issues, as well as any issues involving business formation, regulatory compliance and protection of trade secrets/unfair competition. Mark has a history of providing excellant results for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone needing any legal services in one of Mark's areas of legal expertise which, in addition to the above, includes the specialized area of entertainment law."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark takes his cases seriously and cares about his clients. He's also very smart. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. His broad experience make him an excellent legal resource and trustworthy business advisor. I highly endorse Mark."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A superb business attorney."
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Seattle Business Lawyer Mark Vincent Jordan
Mark Vincent Jordan
Business Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 35 years