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Jim W. | Elance
 
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Jim W.

Lawyer looking for online clients.
   United States
  |   Edmonds, WA
  |  7:09 pm Local Time

Overview

For over 25 years I have been a business attorney and for 16 of those years also a part-time Judge. My clients have ranged from large multinational corporations to Internet based businesses and Start-ups to one-person businesses and individuals. I have prepared and reviewed thousands of business documents for individuals and corporations. Also, as a part-time judge for 16 years I have construed and ruled on thousands of legal documents, which has given me insight that most attorneys will never have.

Due to my expertise in Contract law, I...

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Portfolio

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Partial example of a Joint Venture Agreement
For Consulting Firm Start-Up
Partial example of an Employee Handbook
Partial example of a questionnaire given to business seeking investment capital
Partial Corporate Bylaws
Example of an Action of Incorporators
Simple stock placement resolution
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Skills (3)

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Service Description

I have a J.D. (Doctorate in Law) and an Ed. D. (Doctorate in Education.) I have been a Lawyer, Judge, High School Teacher, University Instructor, Operations & Marketing Manager for a multi-national corporation and a Professional Writer - all verifiable. I have published two legal books and will publish my third soon.

I provide sophisticated writing on many topics, including: business analysis, business theory, law, education, investment vehicles, corporate strategy and activity reports, political issues, social issues and more. I have written informative and persuasive press releases, editorials and opinion pieces for several corporations and news publications.

My practice consists of:
Business
Contracts
International transactions
Non-Profits Corporations
Corporations
LLCs
Internet
Web content
Intellectual Property
Trademarks
Criminal
Domestic
Immigration
Medical Marijuana

During my career I have been admitted to practice before:

State of Washington
United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals
United State Supreme Court
United States Court of Military Appeals
United States Court of International Trade
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Claims

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Employment

Avelia Group AG
Director of Legal and Acquisitions
2005 - Present
As Director of Legal and Business Development for the Americas I manage all legal interests of the company and direct business development in the Western Hemisphere for this International holding...
Law Firm Practice
Managing Partner
1990 - 2005
I was founder of this boutique law firm which had multiple offices emphasizing complex commercial, financial and criminal litigation. We practiced in the United States, Canada and the South Pacific.
State of Washington
Judge
1989 - 2005
For many years I served as a part-time judge in various courts both county and city. In the county courts I was one of 60+ part-time judges and in the cities I was the only judge. I managed case...
Private Practice
Owner
1983 - 1990
During this time I was in private practice emphasizing business transactions and litigation, often involving new emerging businesses in the Seattle area (Microsoft, Starbucks, McCaw Cellular) as...

Education

Argosy University
Doctorate in Education Ed.D.
- 2012
Seattle University
Doctor of Laws
- 1993
University of Puget Sound
Juris Doctorate J.D.
- 1983
University of Washington
English Literature BA
- 1980

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