Full suite legal service provider for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.Helping clients form, manage and grow their businesses is a passion of mine.Doing business on a handshake can be dangerous.Ensuring compliance with the law for shareholders, directors, employees, and other stakeholders.Preparing for your death or incapacity can be overwhelming without help.Is an LLC right for you? Are all the members on the same page?
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Scott M. Haapala is focused on bringing clarity to complex problems and providing individuals and businesses with the skills needed to properly form their startup, structure their ownership terms, negotiate and draft the contracts for hiring employees, purchasing a new company or selling an established corporation.
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I highly endorse Scott M. Haapala. I have worked with Mr. Haapala on many matters. These include not only Business Law issues, but also Estate Planning, Contracts, Employment Law and LLC formation. Mr. Haapala is unparalleled in his vast knowledge of business law and is one of the most caring and concerned attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with when it comes to attention to his client's needs. He is very passionate about his work and is unrelenting in his desire to represent his clients to the best of his abilities. I often consult with Mr. Haapala on my own client's matters as his perspective is always fresh and intuitive. He is well-grounded and extremely creative. He is honest and considerate and values his attorney-client relationship to great measure. I most appreciate his ability to approach each case with the urgency that it deserves. In short, I highly recommend this attorney as his skills and respect for his clients are of the highest caliber.
John Terpin Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer. Mr. Haapala and I were colleagues in Washington, DC before he moved to Seattle, WA. Even though he's on the west coast now, we collaborate on business law cases and public housing issues. I've directly observed his professional manner and dedication to his clients - especially those who need help the most. Mr. Haapala has the highest degree of integrity and problem-solving abilities.
Joseph Kelly Employment and labor Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|World Renewable Energy Congress Award||European Commission||2006|
|Managing Member||Scott M. Haapala, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|CEO||Amplitude Energy Analytics||2009 - Present|
|Managing Member||Resident Participation Services, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|In-House Counsel||Airco Energy Solutions||2010 - 2011|
|VP of Legal and Regulatory Liasons||Green Diversity Group||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Environmental Integrity Project||2008 - 2009|
|Project Attorney||Baker & McKenzie||2006 - 2007|
|Consultant||Chief Independent Third Party Monitor||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Center for Life Cycle Assessment||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green Empowerment||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green Diversity Group||Member||2008 - Present|
|Green & Sustainability Innovators & Innovation Network||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Maryland State Bar||Member||2005 - 2008|
|LLC Member Defense||Client retained ownership of all interests and opposing counsel was fired.|
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|Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute||HOW THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM REDUCES LIFE OPTIONS OF MINORITY YOUTH||2005|
|University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Washington||Interdisciplinary Visual Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|2014 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Resident Council Elections in Public Housing||2014|
|2013 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Resident Council and Resident Advisory Elections||2013|
|2012 National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing Conference||Independent Third Party Monitors for Elections||2012|