Don has practiced law for over 35 years, with an emphasis on commercial business transactions, entity formation and intellectual property. Don assists his clients with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate financing, leases and purchase and sale agreements. He also advises his clients regarding structuring, forming and maintaining their business entities. Utilizing his expertise in intellectual property law (excluding patent law), Don helps his clients protect and maintain their business assets, with a focus on trademark, trade name, trade dress and copyright.
Successfully litigated complex cases involving trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Successfully defended a client in a cancellation proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. This groundbreaking result in a specialized area of trademark law prompted special analysis and acknowledgment in several legal blogs, newsletters and commentaries.
Honors, Awards & Special Recognition
Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell*, highest rating obtainable for bar association members
Professional & Civic Involvement
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
As the proud father of two daughters and two grandchildren, Don enjoys spending his time following their many activities.