Our firm provides legal services for a wide range of business law issues
Floyd has a diverse securities background and legal career as a marketing director, corporate compliance officer, and private attorney. He is nearing his 30th year in the securities industry and 11th year as a licensed attorney. He is licensed in California and Washington States.
With 16 years of government experience, Fara Daun assists businesses, municipalities, and individuals with administrative, regulatory, and legislative needs. She also assists businesses with their transactional needs and individuals with trusts, estate planning and maintenance.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 611.
Mr. Knowles is also a highly renowned international immigration consultant. With over 22 years of experience, he is one of a few pioneers involved in the EB-5 program since its initial launch in the early 1990s. His career includes national-level commercial lending, merchant and investment banking, securities sales, asset management and service as a public university Vice President, as well as more than 17 years in international business in the Asia-Pacific arena.Tim is in an of counsel role with the firm.
Telephone: 360-933-1612 Bellingham, WA
604-420-9600 Burnaby, BC Canada
Christopher M. Rosfjord, Partner
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.
Lindsey B. W. Savage, Partner
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.
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 in an of counsel capacity.
Telephone: 202-999-4430 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 614.
John J. Tollefsen, Partner
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.
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
Matthew Phillip VanZeipel helps clients who need help with immigration issues. From Visa applications to removal hearings, Matthew has become a strong advocate for the rights of people to become United States citizens. He is also focused on helping small businesses and young entrepreneurs to found and grow their businesses in any way he can, including corporate formation, employment contracting, real estate negotiations, and dispute resolution.
Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 616.
Paralegals and Staff
In her early professional years, Alison was a staff reporter for the Canon City Daily Record, the Northglen-Thornton Sentinel, and the Vail Daily newspapers in Colorado. She followed government affairs and crime, and received a Colorado Press Association Award for her work on articles exploring Methamphetamine use and its impact on communities as a whole. She pursued paralegal studies at Kaplan University,.
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.
Regulatory penalties can be devastating for a company, yet many companies, especially small companies, fail to plan for or devote resources to regulatory compliance. These companies can be confused and incredulous when they become the focus of investigations or sanctions and may delay responding until their very existence is at stake. Proper counsel can help companies understand regulators’ focus which helps them to prepare for and address compliance issues in a timely manner.
Under the CPA an out-of-state plaintiff may bring a claim.against a Washington corporate defendant for allegedly deceptive acts. Similarly, an out:of-state plaintiff may bring a CPA claim against an out-of-state defendant for the allegedly deceptive acts of its in-state agent.