Zeno Bakalian, P.S.

Zeno Bakalian, P.S.

Our experienced team of lawyers focuses on real estate contracts and disputes, business law, estate planning, litigation, environmental law, land use, and commercial lending. We are conveniently located off SR 520 in Kirkland, Washington.

Firm Overview

Zeno Bakalian P.S. is a northwest law firm and escrow company located in Kirkland, Washington. Since 2001 we have provided value-added legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the greater Puget Sound. Below is a brief summary of some of the legal services we provide our clients.

We handle a broad range of real estate law matters, including: purchases and sales, commercial and residential leases and evictions, real estate finance, easements, title problems, condo and homeowners associations, construction contracts and disputes, land use, and hazardous waste issues. We also provide price competitive escrow services, with the added advantage of attorney oversight.

We form companies and help business owners and businesses (including LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships): prepare employment manuals and employment contracts, prepare and negotiate business contracts, resolve contractual and employment disputes, with succession planning, and with mergers and acquisitions.

Our attorneys represent clients in lawsuits, administrative hearings, mediations and arbitrations. Our cases have involved a wide variety of matters, including, for example: contract disputes, boundary disputes and adverse possession, business breakups, trust and estate disputes, hazardous waste cleanup, collections and foreclosures, and claims against stockbrokers. We also help individuals create an estate plan through wills and trusts, durable medical and financial powers of attorney, health care directives, and other estate planning documents.

Environmental law is one of our firm's main areas of focus. Attorney Allan Bakalian has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of environmental law in Washington and Oregon. His focus includes regulatory compliance, hazardous waste cleanups, contribution and cost recovery advice and litigation, real estate due diligence and transactions, Superfund site cleanups, land use permitting and compliance, natural resource protection, and environmental litigation.

We also represent commercial and consumer lending institutions, helping them: review and prepare transaction-specific loan documents; resolve lien priority disputes; and collect on defaulted loans via workouts, lawsuits against borrowers and guarantors, judicial and nonjudicial deed of trust foreclosures, and post-judgment collection remedies.
Main Office
Main Office
4020 Lake Washington Boulevard NE, Suite 100
Kirkland  WA  98033
  • (425) 822-1511
  • (425) 822-1411
A Northwest law firm and escrow company located in Kirkland, Washington. Emphasizing real estate and escrow, business, environmental and general litigation.
We focus on real estate, business, environmental and land use and most civil litigation matters. We also prepare wills and trusts, corporation and LLC formations, contruction contracts, land use and environmental permit applications and provide general civil legal advice. We are focused on providing efficient and effective legal reprentation and consider our clients' needs in developing a strategy and budget to ensure we accomplish your goals in a timely manner. We are always available for consultation and will promptly return your calls or emails.

Please see our website for additional information about our practice and attorneys. www.zenobakalian.com

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our attorneys have practiced in government, corporations and large law firms for over 70 years. We bring our collective experience and expertise in a wide range of real estate and business related matters and strive to provide our clients with quality legal advise. When you hire our firm you hire us - not layers of associates or legal assistants. We will meet with you to determine your needs and develop a strategy to provide you with the most effective and efficient legal representation possible. We enjoy what we do and are tireless in our pursuit of winning your case or closing the deal.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Allan, Mike and Aaron have a unique mix of experience and skills learned over our collective 70 years of practice. We are professional and have the highest ratings by lawyers.com. We are licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon and Montana and before the federal district and appellate courts in Washington and Oregon.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are a small law firm in size only - we have the experience and depth to handle even the most complex civil litigation matter. We will personally handle your case and become familar with the issues to provide you with the most effective representation possible. We have a wide range of expert consultants who we work with to win your case or accomplish your goals.

Allan Bakalian

-Hazardous Waste Investigations & Cleanups
-Contaminated Property Transactions
-Cost Recovery & Contribution Litigation
-Superfund Site Representation & Defense
-Environmental Insurance Coverage
-Regulatory & Compliance Advice
-Administrative Compliance and Civil Enforcment (penalties) Defense
-Land Use, SEPA, GMA and Local Zoning Disputes
-Storm Water Permitting, Wetlands and Water Resources
-Real Estate, Contracts and General Business Advice

Allan has over twenty five years experience in all aspects of environmental law in Washington and Oregon. He specializes in regulatory compliance, hazardous waste cleanups, contribution and cost recovery advice and litigation, real estate due diligence and transactions, Superfund site cleanups, land use permitting and compliance, natural resource protection and environmental litigation. He has practiced environmental law in both public and private sectors, and provides practical, effective advice and assistance to clients as efficiently as possible. During his career, Allan has been Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle, Senior Environmental Counsel for a multi-national company, Univar USA (dba Van Waters & Rogers) and since 2001 has been advising and representing clients in private practice. His unique and varied experience enables him to develop successful strategies for representing individuals and businesses in a wide-range of environmental, land use and enforcement related matters. Allan is also a member of both the Oregon and Washington state and federal bar associations.

-Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D., 1983, Honors, Certificate in Environmental Law
-St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1980, cum laude
-Allan enjoys skiing and hiking in the Cascades, boating on the Puget Sound and L. Washington, and also competes in the Seattle men's soccer and squash leagues throughout the year. He also assists his master gardener wife with native plant landscaping projects at their property in Woodinville.
  • Bar Number: 14255
    Washington , 1984
  • Bar Number: 851340
    Oregon , 1985
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1983
    Graduated with honors, with a certificate in environmental law.

Michael Zeno

-Boundary Disputes
-Purchase and Sale Agreements
-Property Defects
-Condominium Owners and Associations
-Land Use

-Business Purchases and Sales
-LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships
-Non-Competition Agreements
-Business Lawsuits

-Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
-Estate Disputes

-Yale Law School, J.D., 1983
-Harvard College, B.A., 1978, magna cum laude
-Mike has a wonderful family and likes music, the Mariners, mathematics, and marmots
  • Bar Number: 14589
    Washington , 1984
  • Yale Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1983
    Mike also attended Harvard University, receiving a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences and graduating magna cum laude in 1978.

Aaron Neilson

-Commercial and Residential Leases
-Purchase and Sale Agreements
-Condominium and Homeowner Associations
-Easements and Property Maintenance Agreements
-Trespass, Adverse Possession, and Quiet Title Disputes
-Joint Tenancy Agreements
-Title Insurance Coverage and Defense
-Lien Foreclosures
-Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Including Evictions

-Business Formation (LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships)
-LLC Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Bylaws
-Shareholder Agreements
-Employment Manuals
-Employment and Non-Competition Agreements
-Mergers and Acquisitions

-Loan Document Review and Preparation
-Real Estate, Construction, and Personal Property Loans
-Lawsuits Against Borrowers and Guarantors
-Foreclosures and Workouts

-Wills and Trusts
-Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney
-Health Care Directives

-Civil Litigation, Negotiations, Mediation and Arbitration
-Garnishments Wage, Bank Accounts, and Assets
-Writs of Execution; Sheriff's Sales of Assets
-Charging Orders
-Supplemental Proceedings

-University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
-University of Montana, Political Science, 2006, magna cum laude
-Aaron enjoys fishing, hiking, basketball, baseball, concerts, breweries, and spending time with his wife, son, friends, and dog.
  • Bar Number: 43191
    Washington , 2010
  • Bar Number: 11934
    Montana , 2011
  • University of Montana School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2010
    Graduated with honors.

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