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Seattle Business Law Attorney

Protect Your Business: Powerhouse Legal Representation for Entrepreneurs

Businesses need help interacting with their customers, regardless of whether they sell B2B or directly to consumers. The odds are high that you will need assistance navigating the operational issues. An experienced Seattle business law attorney can be your advocate.

Many business owners worry about possible legal action arising from a misunderstanding, but they don’t place a priority on it. These businesses are the most vulnerable to product liability and personal injury lawsuits. Such filings jumped by 150%, with more disgruntled customers taking legal action against business owners and their employees.

Not addressing your contingencies increases the odds that you could lose everything from one lawsuit. The most effective way to prevent these situations is to have an effective strategy that reviews and addresses all risks. A Seattle business lawyer saves you time and money and ensures you are ready for any possible challenges.

Our professionals help you to avoid problematic situations and guide you through different issues. We proactively work with you to address potential challenges, using our knowledge and experience. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience working on numerous business law cases. We use this to give you practical legal advice customized to your business. Our team of attorneys guides you through all the challenges you face to ensure you are ready for anything.

At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we work with all sizes of businesses to address their legal challenges, including business formation, governance, operations, and dissolution. You work with skilled professionals who give objective legal advice tailored to your business. Our team will review your situation and lay out the options we could pursue to protect your business. Contact us now to schedule your consultation with a skilled Seattle business attorney.

Why Choose Us?

business law attorney discussing details with clientRunning a business is more difficult now and requires effective strategies to address many situations. Predicting the future is challenging because you are still determining what will happen. Our skilled business attorney uses their 100 years of combined experience to guide you and troubleshoot potential risks. We advise you on reducing these risks and the most effective avenues to streamline your business.

You work with a team of dedicated professionals who care and listen. We respond to your phone calls, messages, texts, emails, and any questions you have about your situation. Our attorneys are always willing to help and ensure you get practical legal advice customized to your business.

Business law is complex, and various situations could arise that will have a direct impact on your success. We use risk management to address possible challenges in advance with proven strategies that work. Our track record speaks for itself with the number of businesses we help to address their different needs.

What an Experienced Business Attorney Can Do for You

best-law-firm-2024One of the challenges all business owners face is knowing what issues will arise and effectively dealing with them. The odds increase of making mistakes that could adversely impact your business and its survival. A skilled business attorney helps you to manage risks and avoid critical errors. We use our knowledge and experience to guide you through the situation, from forming your business to dealing with complex legal matters such as dealing with employees. Here are some ways our skilled business attorneys can make a difference.

Avoid legal mistakes: Legal mistakes can be costly for businesses that don’t know what they are doing. Everything you do, from contracts to your business’s structure, will impact its success. You want to get everything right by reviewing the legal aspects and ensuring you fully comply with all laws. Your business runs more efficiently, and you have policies in place to address your challenges. Risk management is one of the most critical factors to the success of any business. A skilled business attorney helps you to avoid costly legal mistakes and reduce risks.

Efficiency: Our team of attorneys has decades of experience working on contracts and various business matters. We use our wealth of information and resources to speed up navigating the maze of legal submissions and filings. You save time and money by working with an experienced Seattle probate law lawyer who knows what to do that streamlines the process.

Access to solutions: Businesses need many resources, from financing to legal advice. A skilled business attorney has the contacts and resources to help you succeed. We listen to what you have to say and go over the different options so you can make prudent decisions. Our knowledge, experience, and access to additional solutions help your business run smoothly.

Business law is complex, and you need to work with an attorney who can guide you. All businesses face unique challenges, and your attorney is a trusted advisor looking out for you. Our Seattle team will help your business grow and operate smoothly by having someone on your side whom you can contact for help.


The entity you choose depends on many factors, including the type of business, the number of owners, the initial funding, and how a person may want the tax structure to be set up. The following are the most common types of business entities used:

Limited Liability Company (LLC) – An LLC is the most simple and commonly used type of business entity. It can have one or more partners who own the LLC and may be managed by all members or just specific ones. The most significant advantage is flow-through taxation, where the LLC is not taxed; only the individual members get taxed based on their annual earnings from all income sources.

Corporations: One or more shareholders own corporations, which are more complicated to manage. There are requirements to have annual meetings and documentation, such as corporate resolutions. This structure also does not offer the same flow-through taxation system as the LLC; it uses double taxation, where the corporation is taxed at a corporate tax rate, then the individual shareholders get taxed on the dividends received. Corporations should be established only by persons with more than 100 shareholders or those who are attempting to raise a large amount of investment capital.

Subchapter S Corporation: These entities are similar to a corporation but allow for flow-through taxation. The Internal Revenue Service restricts eligibility to establish a Subchapter S Corporation. These offer additional tax benefits, allowing for specific savings when paying self-employment taxes.

Partnership: A partnership is intended for two or more owners, but it offers no asset protection to individual partners.

Our team of skilled attorneys can also help you to set up sole proprietorships and nonprofit corporations.

Note: For professionals licensed by the State, you could be required to form a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) or a Professional Service Corporation (PSC).


In general, the formation process requires registration with the Secretary of State. It entails getting an EIN/FEIN (Employer Identification Number) from the Internal Revenue Service and a Business License from the Department of Revenue. We also have to draft an operating agreement/partnership agreement/bylaws (depending on the type of entity you choose to create). Your specific business may have other requirements based on the industry.


Once a business is established, there may be other requirements you may need to consider. We help you consider workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and payroll deductions if you have employees. We recommend creating a comprehensive employee guide and the necessary forms you will need, such as W-2 and 1099s.

In the future, you can bring on other partners or change things around through joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. Our team will help to advise you on the different options so you can make prudent decisions.

How Can We Help?

US News Best Law Firms 2023Our dedicated team of Seattle attorneys will help you make prudent decisions that will protect your business. When working with customers, you never know what will happen, and numerous situations could arise.

We work with different-sized businesses from various industries to give them customized legal services, including:

  • Debt collection
  • Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Legal documents
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial transactions
  • Business disputes
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Formation
  • Governance
  • Dissolution.

Our team has experience working in different situations, and we offer objective legal advice customized for you. You will make prudent decisions and more effectively manage possible risks proactively. Our approach is to work with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly for your business as a trusted advisor you can count on. We also work with nonprofits and small businesses that need the assistance of experienced business lawyers to guide them.

We use our 100 years of combined experience to ensure you get customized legal advice for your business. Businesses face unique challenges that could impact their profitability and long-term success. We help you address and mitigate challenges so you can have the peace of mind to focus on growing your business.

Our attorneys are here for you and will give you objective legal advice you can use. By speaking with a skilled Seattle business law attorney, now is the time to prepare for any uncertainties. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by getting prudent legal advice that can help you.

Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess – Seattle Office

2101 4th Ave #700
Seattle, WA 98121

P: (206) 621-1110