Our firm provides legal services for a wide range of business law issues
John is an international lawyer with multiple post graduate degrees from both U.S. and European schools including two master of laws degrees. He is a certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Controls Specialist. John graduated from the University of Washington business school with an emphasis on accounting and finance.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 604.
Chris assists business with legal issues related both to litigation and business transactions. He also works in bankruptcy courts with filing and litigation. Chris litigations complex business issues often relating to financial fraud in both state and federal courts. He is an experienced litigator, having tried criminal and civil matters to both judge and jury.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 608.
John has a background in corporate law and substantive experience with intellectual property intensive technology companies. He is also an experienced commentator on U.S. service sector metrics and global intellectual property issues, with a focus on greater China. He has a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies and is fluent in Mandarin. His Juris Doctor degree is from the University of Michigan.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 611.
Lindsey assists business and non-profits with legal issues related both to litigation and business transactions. Her transactional work includes startups, trademark registration, protection and enforcement, domain name disputes, employment matters, and contract drafting, review and negotiations. She has significant international and domestic experience with business acquisitions and compliance work.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 615.
Steve Tollefsen provides clients with advice and counsel on U.S. transactional, corporate and securities law. A major emphasis of his practice has been serving the needs of start-up, developmental and emerging growth companies, and enabling smaller reporting companies to comply with the requirements of state and federal securities laws in a cost-effective manner. He has more than 25 years experience in SEC filings including public offerings, quarterly and annual reporting, proxy solicitations, and tender offers. He is currently in an “of counsel” role with the firm.
Direct telephone line: 425-353-8883
Shahrzad’s practice is focused on energy, export control, and international business law, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern commercial matters. She also represents clients with immigration issues. She completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at the University of Alameh Tabatabai, Tehran, Iran. She has a Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law from George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.) and a Master of Laws in US and Global Business Law from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA. Shahrzad is licensed in Tehran and works from TL’s Washington, D.C. office.
Telephone: 202-999-4430 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 614.
Frank obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. His practice focuses on business law with an emphasis on bankruptcy, litigation, and appellate work. He became a member of the Washington Bar Association in 1997. Frank currently is in an “of counsel” role.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 605.
Paralegals and Staff
Belinda joined the firm in 2009 and is John J. Tollefsen’s personal assistant. She has extensive knowledge and experience in business. She manages accounting, calendar, and litigation support. She also assists with and general business law matters.
Direct telephone line: 425-673-0300 extension 607.
Karla joined the Tollefsen Law in 2010. She has extensive knowledge and experience in litigation and the health insurance industry. She supports both litigation and transaction business work.
Direct telephone line: 425-673-0300 extension 609.
Lane graduated from the UCLA and holds two masters degrees. She has worked for the firm as a paralegal since 1981. She has extensive experience in private placements and business organization as well as litigation support.
Direct telephone line: 425-673-0300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, extension 602.
IT and Network Administrator
Justin has extensive computer training, including knowledge of networking environments and computer hardware and software. He supports and maintains Tollefsen Law’s state-of-the-art network and paperless office environment.
Telephone: 425-673-0300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 613.