MDK Law

MDK Law

Seattle & Bellevue Business Litigation Attorneys

Firm Overview

High growth businesses in a variety of industries rely on MDK Law to act as trusted business and legal advisors. Having earned Martindale-Hubbell's AV-rating, the highest designation available, our lawyers are licensed in Washington, New York and California and are committed to excellence.

MDK Law Is Washington's Business Law Firm
As one of the leading business law firms in the Seattle area, MDK Law has achieved outstanding results for clients since Mark Kimball founded the practice in 1983. MDK Law provides award-winning and powerful representation, for business, commercial and corporate transactions and dispute resolution. The Seattle & Bellevue business law attorneys at MDK Law represent you with competent and leading experience and skills.

Recognized for Preeminence in Seattle, Bellevue and Throughout Washington
Lead Attorney Mark D. Kimball has been acknowledged for outstanding professional abilities in the fields of business, commercial, and corporate law. With numerous awards, MDK Law is the Seattle and Bellevue business law firm to represent you through complex transactional and litigation matters. The Professional recognition accorded founding member Mark D. Kimball includes, but is not limited to:

10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Seattle's Top-Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, The Wall Street Journal & The Seattle Times
Corporate Counsel & National Law Journal's 2012 listing of Top-Rated Lawyers
Top Lawyers Award by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Avvo Top Tax Lawyer by Washington CEO Magazine
Avvo Top Corporate and Incorporation Lawyer by Washington CEO Magazine
Client-Oriented Legal Services for Small, Medium & Large Businesses
The firm's skilled attorneys include lawyers who are licensed to practice in Washington, New York, and California. Firm attorneys are also licensed to practice in federal District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Seattle Business Litigation Lawyer
With extensive experience and knowledge, MDK Law is in a unique position to provide client-oriented representation in business, commercial, or corporate transaction or in litigation. The Bellevue business law attorneys at MDK Law can apply their knowledge of the law to represent clients in many areas:

Administrative and international law
Business and commercial litigation
Business and commercial transactions
Corporate, LLC, and employer cases
Corporate litigation and transaction
Local, state, and federal tax representation
Real estate property and escrow
Real estate transaction and litigation
Tax and tax planning
Main Office
Main Office
777 108th Ave. NE
Symetra Bldg., Ste. 2000
Bellevue  WA  98004
Phone
  • (425) 455-9610
Fax
  • (425) 455-1170
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5pm (weekend appointments available)
Emergency After Hours
No
Business
Business & Commercial Transaction Attorneys in the Seattle & Bellevue Area
Skilled Seattle Business Litigation Lawyers
Offering customized, individually-tailored legal assistance and representation that can help clients achieve their transactional goals and objectives in commercial or business settings is a prime focus of the attorneys at MDK Law. Without proper legal assistance, even long-established businesses can experience harsh financial setbacks due to an oversight or miscalculation. The Seattle business law attorneys at MDK Law carefully review each potential risk and provide effective legal guidance that is designed to minimize loss and maximize financial protection.

Knowledge & Experience to Structure Your Transactions
Lead Attorney Mark D. Kimball received his Juris Doctor degree and a post-doctoral L.L.M. degree in Taxation from the University of Washington. With a solid knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws, MDK Law can assist clients from all financial and business sectors through complex transactional matters. The Bellevue business lawyers can provide representation for a range of business and commercial transactions, including the following:

Corporate and LLC formation and planning
Contract and commercial law transactional work
Private offerings and equities
Mergers and acquisitions
Joint venture transactions
Tax filing and planning, including financial statement reviews
Franchise formation
Intellectual property, including trademark, service mark and copyright protection as well as licensing agreements
Supplier, distributor, and sales relationships
Transfers of assets and titles
Whether representing international or local, small or mid-sized businesses, the firm provides legal solutions for issues ranging from everyday legal advice to guidance for major transactions. The firm strives to deliver high-quality services that are result-oriented and customized to the client's unique circumstances.

Contact the firm today to learn how it can be of assistance in your commercial or business transaction.

Mark Kimball

Mark Kimball has had an award-winning established Business Law practice on the Eastside -- serving Bellevue, Seattle and surrounding areas -- for more than twenty-nine years, emphasizing corporate, commercial, contract, property and tax law. Washington CEO Magazine Awarded Mark its 2008 "Top Business Lawyers" rating in Corporate and Tax Law and in 2010, Seattle Met Magazine awarded Mark its "Top Lawyers" Award. Mark was also selected for Corporate Counsel & National Law Journal's 2012 "Top Rated Lawyers", and in 2013 was named one of "Seattle's Top Attorneys" in "Legal Leaders", a publication of the Wall Street Journal and Seattle Times. Business services include incorporations and the formation of limited liability companies, contracts concerning commercial, property and business transactions, representation of condominium developers and homeowners associations, and consulting in matters involving state, federal and international taxation. Clients include software development companies, computer hardware manufacturers, restaurants, real estate holding and property management companies, political campaign organizations, and a variety of small, medium and large businesses.

Mark received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a post-doctoral L.L.M. degree in Taxation from the University of Washington, and has completed most of the academic program toward a Ph.D. in Tax Policy Studies. Research and writings include topics in federal and international commerce and tax policy, and Islamic and international commercial law. Mark was admitted to practice in Washington state in 1983, admitted to the United States District Court in 1985, admitted to practice before the United State Supreme Court in 1998, and is also admitted to practice in New York State, U.S. District Court and the United States Tax Court. He was a Board Certified Professional Guardian (B.C.P.G.), and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Midwest Political Science Association and the Academy of Political Science.

Mark instructed Real Property Law CLE's for the Escrow Association of Washington and the Washington State Bar Association, and has served on the faculties of legal education, research and academic conferences in Washington, the United States, Europe and Latin America. Mark is also a member of the National Business Institute's Tax and Corporate faculties and teaches frequent CLE courses to attorneys, accountants and real estate professionals. He has instructed a college course in Business Law, is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the College of Law at Europe's Etvos Lorand University and Maseryk University. He has acted as an expert witness in Superior Court proceedings involving real estate, limited liability companies and taxation. Credited and current publications include the Oregon Revised Statutes Annotated, as Contributing Legal Editor, and "Context & Structure: Historical Institutionalism and Analysis of Cuba's Economic & Legal Reforms". Mark previously served as a Law Examiner (Bar Examiner) with the Washington State Bar Association, and since 2003 has held Martindale's highest possible rating: "Preeminent Legal Ability; Highest Ethical Standards." Mark also hosted a weekly radio show examining legal, political and other issues on KKNW.

Corporate
Commercial
Contract
Property law
Tax law
Limited liability companies
Business transactions
Condominium developers
Homeowners associations
Federal, state and international taxation
Bar Admissions

Washington, 1983
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
New York, 2005
U.S. Tax Court, 2011
Education

University of Washington, J.D., 1982
University of Washington, LL.M., Tax Law 2004
University of Washington, B.A.,1979
Certifications

Board Certified Professional Guardian (B.C.P.G.; Prior)
Professional associations and memberships

Washington State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Academy of Political Science
U.S. Supreme Court Bar
U.S. Federal District Court Bar
U.S. Tax Court Bar
Federal Bar Association
Honors and awards

AV Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell
Washington CEO Magazine, rated as a "Top Business Lawyer" in corporate and tax law, 2008
Seattle Met magazine, rated as a "Top Business Lawyer" in corporate law
Corporate Counsel & National Law Journal, "2012 Top Rated Lawyers"
Wall Street Journal/Seattle Times, "Legal Leaders: 2013 Seattle Top Attorneys"
Teaching, Faculty, and Academic Positions

National Business Institute, Tax and Corporate faculty member
Academy of Political Science, Member of the Academy
Midwest Political Science Association, member
Etvs Lornd University, Budapest, Hungary, Adjunct Faculty Professor of Law & Political Science (American Corporate law)
Escrow Association of Washington, CLE instructor
Washington State Bar Association, CLE instructor
Research and Academic Conferences in Washington, the United States, Europe and Latin America
Masaryk University, Brno Czech Republic, Adjunct Faculty Professor of Law

James Ware

Attorney James P. Ware represents clients in complex litigation, before appellate courts, and on appeals of federal and state tax assessments before the United States Department of Revenue and the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals. His clientele generally consists of individual business owners and small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from moving companies to technology firms.
With nearly a decade of legal practice, James's litigation practice includes nearly all types of business disputes that arise. His focus is on identifying client litigation goals early, and developing strategies aimed at achieving such goals in a cost-efficient manner to the extent possible.
In addition to his litigation experience, James has also obtained favorable results in numerous appeals before Washington's Court of Appeals, the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals, and the United States Department of Revenue Appeals Division.
License
  • Bar Number: 36799
    Washington
Education
  • University of Denver - Sturm College of Law
    J.D. , 2005
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    Economics and Music , 2002

Brandon Wayman

Firm transactional attorney Brandon P. Wayman's practice is focused on assisting Pacific Northwest businesses in all aspects of the business life cycle, including formation, business operations, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, and business sales. He has represented business in many industries, including those involved in franchising. His business formation practice includes S and C corp. formation and structuring limited liability companies.
With a license to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Brandon has assisted numerous business owners in connection with legal matters associated with the formation, operation, and development of their businesses. With a focus on efficient, goal-oriented advice and guidance, Brandon helps business owners by developing solutions to legal matters consistent with business objectives, planning for business expansion and the associated legal needs, and identifying ways to minimize risk exposure from operational, employment, and contractual matters.
Brandon formerly worked at a major brokerage house in New York City, which provided firsthand exposure to many types of sophisticated transactional and operational issues. Brandon uses this knowledge to help Bellevue and Seattle companies advance their business interests.
In addition to his transactional representation, Brandon also serves clients in commercial litigation matters, often those involving complex contract, securities, management duties, and shareholder/ownership disputes. Together with Mark Kimball, Brandon has represented clients in disputes between shareholders through derivative actions, disputes among directors and members, disputes of alleged trade name violations, and allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets.
License
  • Bar Number: 36799
    Washington

Joel Murray

Attorney Joel Murray represents clients in matters including complex litigation, regulatory and administrative law and rulemaking, employment law, legislative history and policy matters, liquor law, municipal law, tax law, and transportation law. He represents business clients from start-up to providing advice and representation for operational and litigation matters.

Joel is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review, Joel also earned a Master of Science degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science in England. During his final year of law school, Joel attended the Georgetown University Law Center, and served as a Legal Fellow in the United States Senate on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Nahal Nabavinejad

Nahal Nabavinejad represents and advises individuals and small and medium sized business clients in a variety of commercial litigation and transactional matters, and in business-related immigration work.

Nahal received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. During law school, Nahal worked as a law clerk in a small business and estate planning firm and as a Research Assistant with a Seattle University Professor on International Labor Law issues. Nahal also served as an Intern at Seattle University's Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic which provided legal assistance in the realms of business and commercial transactions to members of the Seattle Community. Nahal's background in psychology provides her with a unique perspective and enables her to bring compassion to her clients.

Nahal enjoys being active in the community and volunteers with the Snohomish County Wills Clinic, as well as with Starzone and Wayfind Legal where she provides legal assistance to small businesses. Nahal also serves on the board of the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington and is fluent in Farsi (Persian).

Personal

In her free time, Nahal enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Courtney Bhatt

Attorney Courtney Bhatt's practice is focused on business defense litigation and administrative law. She represents and defends businesses in many types of matters, including breach of contract, intellectual property, and employment. In administrative law cases, she represents employers before municipal, state, and federal agencies in matters including employment, claims of discrimination and workers compensation. Courtney also represents clients in education and school law matters, including providing assistance regarding School District compliance and representation of special needs clients with IEP related issues.

Courtney received a bachelor's degree in History from Dartmouth College, and has the unique distinction of being one of the first set of identical triplets to successfully graduate from the Ivy League College. In addition, Courtney received a Mellam Family Foundation Scholarship for outstanding community service and academic achievement. Courtney then attended and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law. In addition to her Juris Doctor degree, she also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. While at Pepperdine, Courtney served as the lead student advocate for the Pepperdine Special Education Advocacy Clinic. She also worked as a judicial extern at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining MDK Law, Courtney practiced in the areas of special education law and employment defense in the Los Angeles area.

Personal

Courtney is originally from Southern California. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, travelling to California to visit family and friends, kayaking, and volunteering.

Farnoosh Faryabi

Farnoosh Faryabi received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization from the University of Washington and her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Additionally, Farnoosh received a post-doctoral LL.M. in Health Law from the University of Washington School of Law. Farnoosh served as a staff editor of the Evans School Review Journal and was the LL.M representative of the student health law organization at the University of Washington. Farnoosh was the recipient of the 2013-2014 outstanding research paper award for the health law graduate program at the University of Washington School of Law. She previously served as an intern legal advisor in small claims at the Superior Court of California County of San Diego, and also worked as a judicial extern at the King County Superior Court. While an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Farnoosh worked as a lab assistant at University of Washington's Department of Transplant.

Personal

Farnoosh was born and raised in Iran. In her free time, she enjoys painting, and in particular painting the architecture of Iran. In addition to painting, she enjoys photography, poetry, playing chess, travelling, advocacy, and volunteering.
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