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Eric Hsu

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Kennewick, WA

5.0   15 reviews

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Mergers and acquisitions
    99%
    *Currently only taking M&A matters**.I coach, advise, and represent individual entrepreneurs in the acquisition of SMBs (businesses under $10 million in enterprise value) across a broad range of industries, both on-line and off-line.

    5 years, 30 cases

  2. Business
    1%
    General business practice including entity formation, contract drafting employment, securities, regulatory, licensing, digital rights, and other routine business matters. **no longer taking new cases for business matters other than M&A.

    13 years

Legal Peace™ of Mind for Your Business Dealings
 
I eliminate the legal anxieties from your important business transactions, so you can focus on the deal, not the details. 
 
Exit strategy planning. There are only two ways to exit your business: when you have to, and when you want to. Let's plan early so you can have a profitable and smooth exit on your own terms. 
 
Business purchase/sale. With this much at stake, a business purchase or sale is not where you want to DIY or hire a lawyer who only handles them "once in awhile." I've helped clients successfully navigate millions of dollars worth of deals in a variety of industries including: insurance, digital, eSports, manufacturing, restaurants, and medical. 
 
Stellar contracts. The quality of the contracts you use can either make or break your business. Let me help you draft, negotiate, or review contracts to make sure you only use and sign the rights contracts.
 
The right start. Get your business started the right way! I offer full-service business entity (LLC or corporation) planning, formation, and legal review services. Whether you're in the planning stages or have a DIY project you'd like me to review, I've got you covered.  
  
Need some legal clarity? Please call or visit my website for a complimentary consultation. 

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Licensed for 25 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/31/2023
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/11/2022

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Eric Hsu
8220 W Gage Blvd #756
Kennewick, WA, 99336

Reviews

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Posted by Richard | January 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Use Eric Again!
Eric is extremely professional and kind. His expertise is shown throughout deal execution and proved to be an irreplaceable member of our team. I would absolutely recommend working with Eric if you're buying or selling an SMB!
Posted by Fady | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Eric is an exceptional lawyer and person. He provided great advice through out my deal, helped negotiate issues with the seller, and provided analysis on the risk of each situation. Furthermore, Eric was prompt in his responses and in getting the due diligence and closing docs done in time! Another thing that makes Eric stick out from the rest, is his use of software. Eric utilizes his own portal to store all your documents, invoices and sets up a slack with you to facilitate quick communication. Lastly, Eric’s transparent pricing allowed me to make sure that I know what I was paying for with no surprise fees. I strongly recommend Eric and his services to anyone who is looking for legal counsel.
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Posted by Mistie | May 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Eric went above and beyond my expectations from beginning to end, even when the scope of the project changed based on my needs. His communication was excellent, and he was timely with both phone and email conversations. I was very happy with how quickly he produced the finished product. He's detailed oriented and has outstanding professionalism. He was refered by a colleague who praised his services. A job well done Eric, thank you for your kindness and devotion to helping me with my business needs!
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Posted by KEVIN | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
We have used Eric a number of times now. He started by helping my wife by writing the documents for the sale of her business. Everything went flawlessly. He also helped us file Real Estate liens. Most recently he did work for another business. Restructuring our Sub-Distributor Agreements. He helped us streamline our Credit Application and General Terms for End User Clients. Eric will continue to be our first choice in Eastern Washington!
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Posted by Brad | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
New Business? - do yourself a favor and hire Eric!
Eric made the process of buying a business so much easier for me and I could rest easy knowing the legal aspect of my business purchase were taken care of. Couldn't recommend him any higher.
Posted by Victor | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal advice on your terms!
I hired Eric to assist with a corporate asset purchase, while working out of state. He was easily accessible, responsive and provided clear guidance on some sensitive topics. Transparent pricing and fee structure was also refreshing. He was great to work with and I plan to use him in the future should the need arise.
Posted by Rick | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Cost-conscious and Responsive
For many years, Eric has done an outstanding job supporting my various endeavors, from setting up a non-profit charitable organization to creating an LLC to acquire real estate. He has yet to exceed any quoted price for services, which is much appreciated. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Pat | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner, Hedron Engineering & Consulting
Eric helped me start a new business in a separate State, providing engineering services for Idaho National Lab. This required him to get multiple applications going simultaneously. This was done seamlessly and in a timely manner. He also negotiated my rates and other details, beyond my expectations. I couldn't be happier with the results, or with his accessibility as the issues were dealt with.
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Posted by Bryan | September 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service and Responsive
Eric has been a great asset for a number of legal items. He has been responsive and patient and has worked to make sure any concerns have been addressed. He has provided guidance and comfort and made legal items approachable. Working with Eric has been a real pleasure.
Posted by Claudia | September 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great to work with!
Eric is great to work with. I consulted with him on a personal matter and he completed his review in a very short time. I also refer my business clients to him for their legal needs on a regular basis. His rates are very reasonable, and he is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Ree | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric has had our back for a number of years now....
it's a very nice feeling knowing that we can call on Eric for honest, quick, and conscientious legal help....sometimes at odd hours. Eric has helped us through some pretty challenging issues, we can't thank him enough and therefore enthusiastically recommend his legal services. The last case Eric worked on for us was with real estate. Eric saved us from making a big mistake, which would have left us financially exposed....very glad we brought Eric on board with that transaction, or that particular real estate deal could have dealt us a tremendous blow.
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Posted by Adam | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Value, Extremely Knowledgeable
I have been in the tax and accounting business for 10 years. I have been using Eric personally and for business for the past 4 years. He has completed my will, business contracts, LLC formations, non-competes, and given me legal counsel on the sale of a business. He has done great work on all these projects at a very reasonable price. I have also referred him to over a dozen of my clients and I have never received a complaint from any of them. I highly recommend Eric Hsu.
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Posted by Josh | January 2, 2017
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S Corp Genius!!
Eric did an S-Corp for my real estate business and it saved me $22,000 in taxes that I would have had to pay to Uncle Sam. It was the best thing that I ever did for my business and Eric was great to work with. He was very complete in his paperwork and he got me set up fast so I would not miss my IRS deadline. He is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. Josh Blankenship Edge Real Estate
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Posted by Burt | January 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My go to guy!
I've used Eric on multiple occasions to set up new business entities. I'm always impressed with his work. He is very thorough and definitely has his client's best interest in mind. I will continue using his services and recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Kyle | January 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Business contracts
Eric has prepared employment agreements for me, along LLC filings and renewals. Eric is always punctual , timely and easy to communicate with. Keep up the great work! Kyle Hagen President A-One Refrigeration & Heating INC.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Clear Focus Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Local County Government
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Advisor
  • Local County Government
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Linn County
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Police Officer
  • City of Corvallis
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Jaqua & Wheatley, P.S.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Jaqua & Wheatley, P.S.
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of British Columbia
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • WSU v. Ber*** (Benton County Superior Court)
  • My client won and had attorney's fees paid by opposing party

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member - Council on Public Defense
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Benton County Veteran's Court
  • Planning Committee member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tri-Cities Youth and Justice Forum
  • Planning Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Benton County Law and Justice Council
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Contract and HIPAA best practices for dental hygiene practitioners
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is an incredibly humble, knowledgeable, and effective attorney. He assisted me with contract formation, legal knowledge including criminal defense practice, and offered mentorship advice. His experience and wealth of knowledge offer a comfortable feeling of trust as well as open communication. He is a great source of knowledge, integrity, and know-how: Excellent attorney."
Business Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Eric both in his capacity as Public Defense Manager in Benton County and as business attorney at his firm Clear Focus Law. In all of my dealings with Eric, he has been extraordinary to work with and a great advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is a knowledgeable and caring attorney. His passion for serving his clients is evident in his high quality work product and attentiveness to his clients."
Business Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether you are stuck on a legal issue or just looking for ways to improve your business it is worth it to give Eric a call. He has a reputation in the legal community as being a great attorney. But, most important you can trust Eric. I have made many business decisions based on his advice."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is an excellent, well-known, and respected attorney in our legal community. It is always a pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend and endorse this hard-working attorney."
Business Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for a number of years, initially as we were both working on a committee to address school safety in the Richland School District. He is a great listener, business savvy, and gets things done!"
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is absolutely passionate about entrepreneurship. His legal knowledge, business guidance, and ability to understand his clients needs make him an asset to our community."
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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