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Frank Fraser Mendel

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

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also known as Fraser Mendel

  • State Years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Washington - WA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Fraser Mendel focuses his practice on business law, with special attention to international transactions. Mr. Mendel has extensive experience in the areas of technology transactions, cross-border law, working with local counsel to advise clients on China law, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, international employment issues, technology regulation, and intellectual property. He has 20 years of experience in China law, technology licensing, international business and corporate law in Asia.  

 

Mr. Mendel advises multinational firms and has built a diverse practice representing companies entering China, navigating Chinese legal issues, and drafting technology licenses. He has been the driving force for over 100 venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions, and advises U. S. businesses concerning Chinese law and regulatory issues, particularly in the areas of direct investment, technology licensing, cross-border partnerships, Cleantech, telecommunications, privacy, and IPR protection. Mr. Mendel, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, writes and speaks frequently on issues related to technology and international transactions.

Location

Mendel Owens PS
6523 California Ave SW
Suite 216
Seattle, WA, 98136

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mendel Owens PS
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Shareholder
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Managing Attorney (Beijing)
  • Goodman Phillips & Vineberg
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Legal Consultant
  • Claydon Gescher Associates
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Huang & Partners
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • Pomona College (Claremont)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Associations

  • World Affairs Council
  • Trustee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State China Relations Council
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington
  • Advisory Board
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Association of Asian Studies
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • One World Now (OWN)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Washington Council on International Trade
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Washington State Bar Association - International Practice Section
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Trade Development Alliance
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Impact Capital
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Washington State China Relations Council
  • General Counsel
  • 2009 - 2011
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer in Asia
  • Asia Law & Practice
  • 2003
  • Leading Lawyer in Asia
  • Asia Law & Practice
  • 2002
  • Leading Lawyer in Asia
  • Asia Law & Practice
  • 2001
  • Leading Lawyer in Asia
  • Asia Law & Practice
  • 2000
  • Leading Lawyer in Asia
  • Asia Law & Practice
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Doing Business in Washington State, Int'l Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Distribution and Alternatives in Washington State
  • 2010
  • Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter
  • China Enacts Amendments to its Renewable Energy Law
  • 2010
  • Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter
  • Climate Change and Carbon Emissions - China Announces a Ten Year Plan for Reduction of 'Carbon Intensity'
  • 2010
  • Employee Privacy: Guide to U.S. and International Law
  • Chapter on China
  • 2008
  • Life and Death of a Dotcom in China (Book)
  • Chapter on Licensing
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners - Seattle
  • Working with Chinese Investors: Common Problems and Red Flag Issues
  • 2016
  • LawPact Mid-2014 Conference
  • China from 30,000 Feet
  • 2014
  • Boao Forum for Asia, Seattle Conference
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Chinese Companies
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Speaker Series on Trade
  • US-China Trade Issues
  • 2013
  • Wells Fargo Global Banking Series
  • Legal Issues When Doing Business in China
  • 2012
  • Startup Asia
  • Emerging Company Issues in Asia
  • 2012
  • Reaching One Billion Customers: Things You Need to Know About Branding and Distribution in China
  • Branding and Distribution Legal Issues in China
  • 2012
  • Current Issues in US-China Trade
  • China's Innovation Policies
  • 2012
  • Asia Business Forum (1)
  • China's Prospects in 2012
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute National Webinar
  • Doing Business in China: Protecting and Enforcing IP Rights
  • 2011
  • International Tax Conference
  • Business Issues Facing U.S. Companies in China
  • 2011
  • Building and Developing Opportunities
  • Technology, Innovation and China: Business and Legal Challenges for US Business
  • 2011
  • The International PIPEs Conference 2010, Shanghai
  • RMB Funds: What does this Emerging Source of Capital mean for Chinese Companies
  • 2010
  • SWW Privacy Seminar
  • Going Global - Data Protection and Privacy Issues
  • 2010
  • Legalities of Doing Business in China
  • Investing in China
  • 2010
  • The PIPEs Conference 2009
  • Rebound in China: Exploring Recent Regulatory Changes that Encourage Foreign-Invested RMB Funds
  • 2009
  • The China Deal: 2010
  • Clean Tech Investing in China
  • 2009
  • Advanced Discovery CLE
  • International Law of e-Discovery, Asia
  • 2009
  • SWW Seminar
  • Hot, Flat and Crowded? Green and Clean Initiatives and Opportunities in China
  • 2008
  • Selling Clean Tech Products and Services into China
  • CleanTech / China
  • 2008
  • Cleantech Meets China: The Venture Investment Space of the Century
  • CleanTech / VC Investing / China
  • 2008
  • Cleantech Forum XVI
  • Cross-border Investment Cooperation: Building Successful Management Teams, Syndicates and Investment Strategies
  • 2007
  • Outsourcing Revolution 2005
  • Offshore Outsourcing and Offshoring to China
  • 2005
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Seattle Business Lawyer Frank Fraser Mendel
Frank Fraser Mendel
Business Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 29 years