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Strategic Legal Solutions

Representing Seattle Businesses & Individuals

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Personalized Service

Providing Knowledgeable Advice Since 1999

This is a challenging time for all of us. At Smyth & Mason, we are observing the stay-at-home restrictions which are designed to protect all of us. Although this is not always convenient, neither is it an impediment to our continuing to serve our clientele, on an as-needed, where-needed basis. Our firm’s doors remain open (metaphorically) despite the pandemic. We are only an email or a call away. If you have questions, concerns or challenges with which we can be of help, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here. And we’ll remain here over the duration of this crisis. Stay safe!

Intuitive Seattle Attorneys Resolving Legal Disputes

Crafting strategic solutions to meet our clients’ needs

Since 1999, Smyth & Mason, PLLC has successfully managed disputes for businesses and individuals in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, across the United States and internationally. Our attorneys grasp the big picture, while commanding the small details on which cases often turn.  Our core group of attorneys work nimbly and synergistically, avoiding many of the inefficiencies of larger firms while crafting an effective strategy for achieving our clients’ goals. When you retain this firm, we dedicate our talent, energy and resources to provide the highest quality legal services available in this community.

A broad legal practice dedicated to excellence

While Smyth & Mason does provide transactional services, our emphasis is on litigation. We bring and defend cases in state and federal courts on behalf of both businesses and individuals. Our areas of practice include:

  • Business formation
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Contracts
  • Commercial disputes
  • Employment claims
  • Employment law compliance
  • Employment severance agreements
  • LLC and shareholder agreements
  • Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death
  • Wage and hour disputes

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution — Our attorneys have resolved commercial litigation in several state and federal courts in various areas of law, such as patent and trademark infringement, shareholder derivative and oppression claims, governmental construction contract and lease disputes, mortgage securitization fraud, predatory lending, tunnel boring disputes, LLC and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage and bad faith. We have represented clients in Washington, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Japan, the Peoples’ Republic of China, the United Kingdom and France.

Catastrophic personal injury.  We have successfully represented seriously injured persons or the estate of deceased persons in automobile, fire, product liability, medical malpractice and many other personal injury contexts.

Commercial transactions and real estate — Our firm manages the full array of tasks related to contracts for businesses, and sales or refinances of apartment complexes and office buildings. Contracts include purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements (MSAs), SOWs, commercial contracts, proprietary information and confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, commission agreements, severance agreements, banking and loan agreements, and security agreements. Our varied clientele also has included significant players in the wine and vineyard industries in Washington and California.

Employment law — We represent workers and employers in claims regarding age, gender, national origin and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge and whistleblowing. We handle wage and hour disputes, such as overtime misclassification, unpaid wages, independent contractor misclassification, payroll disputes and class actions. We help businesses manage compliance, including DOL and DLI audits, overtime classifications, payroll, terminations, sexual and other harassment prevention, employment handbooks, internal investigations, discrimination, whistleblowing, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title 7. We draft, negotiate and revise non-competition agreements, proprietary information and trade secret agreements, and we litigate cases claiming a breach of such agreements.

Contact a preeminent Seattle law firm for businesses and individuals

For more than 15 years, Smyth & Mason, PLLC has delivered high-quality legal services to businesses and individuals in the Seattle area and throughout the world. Learn how our dedicated legal team can help you achieve your goals. To schedule an appointment, call us at 206-621-7100 or contact our office online.