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Dawn Alisa Deans

Trademark application Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    Assisting client with US and Canadian trademark applications; preliminary trademark search and screening; comprehensive trademark searches; filing trademark applications in the U.S. and Canada.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Business
    Cross Border Business - advising primarily Canadian corporate clients on expanding their business into the U.S., advising on business structure, jurisdiction, and other business matters related to a cross border business.

    17 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Formation of business entities and strategic ownership structures to achieve tax planning objectives and creditor proofing business.

    17 years, 2,516 cases

I have advised cross border businesses for over a decade in relation to trademark matters and cross border business.

I am fully licensed to practice law in both the US and Canada, and I have extensive experience advising businesses on both sides of the border.

My legal experience includes handling corporate reorganizations, trademark registration and enforcement; multi-million dollar commercial transactions, and various business contracts. I also advise businesses on UCC /secured transactions, asset protection, and creditor protection.  

In every case I strive to give my clients practical solutions, and not just the legal answers because an answer of "No , you can't do that" just isn't helpful to a business owner.


Kickstart Law
1050 Larrabee Avenue
Unit 104-737
Bellingham, WA, 98225


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jacqui | July 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience!
Dawn was very easy to talk to, knowledgable, and offered great advice in an easy to understand way. She was very helpful teaching this novice about business and my best options going forward starting a small business. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Went above & beyond!
I have hired Dawn on three separate occasions to look over my contracts. What most impresses me about her is her responsiveness and honesty. It is truly hard to find people that do what they say they are going to do, when they say they are going to do it. In addition to that she doesn't give advise that she isn't comfortable standing behind. For example, when I asked her questions that didn't relate to what she specializes in she was happy to direct me to someone else that did. I very much appreciated that she was honest and referred me to someone else rather than giving me an answer that she wasn't confident in. After working with her on several occasions I can confidently say that she will be an important part of my team for years to come.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Dawn has provided me with legal consul three times. Twice over the phone and once in person. Issues discussed included employment, cross border employment, non-compete documents and legal ramifications of competing with former employers. She followed-up on each of our meetings with an email detailing our discussion. These included additional information she researched after our meetings as well as links to relevant laws or cases. This was extremely helpful. Her 'bedside manner' was professional and approachable. The law will always have 'grey' areas, Dawn presented these in a manageable way that allowed for effective decision making. Priceless.
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Posted by Ryan | April 14, 2015
Thoughtful and collaborative
Ms. Deans was able to thoughtfully help me navigate my way through several tricky circumstances to come to the best solution for my cross border business legal needs. I will most certainly continue to use her services inhte future.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2014
Dawn has helped me in a few areas of my business where I was seeking legal advice. She has always been prompt in her reply when I've reached out to her. Dawn approaches each question and situation thoroughly and thoughtfully, providing positive feedback and support. I wouldn't hesitate to call Dawn for any future legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
Excellent Lawyer!
Dawn is a remarkable lawyer- she is very competent, knowledgeable and straight-forward when writing/reviewing legal documents and offering her advice. I felt very comfortable and trusted in her abilities when asking her for legal guidance. She followed through on every aspect that needed to be completed, responded quickly when I had questions and was approachable on all inquiries I had. She answered all of my questions- no matter how small they were! She was very diligent at making sure everything was completed in a timely manner. She has a very “humanistic” approach- she respected all my questions and concerns, gave excellent legal support and provided a “realistic” approach to the sea of “lawyer” terms! I highly recommend Dawn- an excellent choice in legal advice!
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Posted by Ken | August 26, 2014
Exceeded our expectations
I have worked with Dawn on a few mutual clients in the context of business incorporation and due diligence for business acquisition. Both the clients and I felt that Dawn has been consistently providing excellent legal advice and work that exceeded our expectations. She is very approachable and always keeps us in the loop. As an accounting professional, I highly recommend Dawn.
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Posted by Alexarc | July 10, 2014
I honestly couldn't have asked for more!
Helped flesh out a commercial sub-lease. She was very helpful, reasonable and fairly priced. I would and will use her services again and strongly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Dana | February 1, 2014
Honest, Trustworthy, and Truly Professional
Dawn Deans is so far removed from the "Greedy Lawyer" stereotype, which makes it a true pleasure to work with her. Many of her services are offered for a flat rate fee rather than by hourly billing, so her clients can know the total costs of certain services up front and not have to worry about their legal fees quickly (or unexpectedly) escalating. Dawn also encourages legal literacy to the extent that she explains everything she is doing on behalf of her clients to them, and she also lets her clients know when they are more than capable of filling in a simple or straightforward form by themselves (rather than incurring legal fees to have her fill it out on their behalf). "Fleecing" her clients for unnecessary fees or extraneous services seems positively foreign to Dawn. In our experiences working with her, she has been nothing but honest, forthright, and diligent. We have only glowing and positive things to say about her service! We enlisted Dawn's services when we were first deciding whether or not to incorporate our small business. Dawn walked us through the pros and cons of incorporation in a way that was accessible and easy for us to understand, but she didn't pressure us to make a decision one way or another. Once we decided to proceed with incorporation, she covered the legal aspects of this process on our behalves efficiently, professionally, and with great communication at every step. She has also been involved in drafting policies, terms and conditions, and client service agreements for us. It has been a delight to have our company's legal needs taken care of by somebody who is so knowledgeable, friendly, and honest. I truly feel like Dawn offers the best of both worlds when it comes to lawyers-- she is sharp and skilled in her field but she is also warm and compassionate as a person. She engages with her clients in a professional manner, of course, but she never seems to abandon her humanity, either. We would heartily endorse her services!
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Posted by Anne | January 29, 2014
Wealth of Knowledge
Dawn is a compassionate and detail oriented person and this is reflected in her work as a lawyer. She is fair and trustworthy and I would recommend her without hesitation.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder / Attorney at Law
  • Kickstart Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • 2020 Law Group, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2007 - 2013


  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cross Border Business Set Up
  • US companies set up for Canadian business expanding into US
  • Commercial Conveyancing $11M transaction
  • Successful $11M Commercial Conveyancing of Multiple Tenant Strip Maill
  • $11M Commercial Financing
  • Successful $11M Commercial Loan Advance
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  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Advocates of Whatcom County
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Attorney Member - Inactive Status
  • 2008 - Present
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate ICANN's Legal Risks of Top Level Domain Name Program
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion Basis Immigration Law
  • Practising Law Institute
  • 2013
  • New Rules of Court - Civil Procedure - Certificate of Completion
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • 2010


  • Canadian Tax Journal
  • Research Credit on Personal Tax Planning: Vested Indefeasibly: Its Importance for Tax Purposes
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Business Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Dawn for your business law needs. Dawn assisted me when I was starting my own business. She was extremely knowledgeable. Dawn is also licensed in BC, Canada."
Business Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have encountered Dawn's excellent work as co-counsel on a couple of business transactions over the past year. I have come to trust her as an innovative, solution-oriented business attorney. It is especially nice to have a fellow lawyer in the community well versed in Canadian as well as American business law. I look forward to working with her more in the future."
Business Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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