• CLIENT-CENTRIC REPRESENTATION

     

    We offer a wide variety of planning and transactional services for your business and your personal life.  We believe in the value of preparedness, both in business and in life, and we help our clients plan and prepare for the future so that they are well taken care of.

     

     

  • Ross D. Gardner

    Attorney at Law

  • Ross always had the goal of establishing his own law firm, which he began forming immediately after he passed the bar. He wanted to have a small firm whose objective was to develop a very personal, collaborative relationship with a select group of clients to whom the firm could give in-depth attention to their individual situations and needs. The firm's mission is to work with clients to identify immediate and future areas of risk to their business and family assets/estates, and to advise and assist the client on taking the necessary steps to mitigate those risks. This personal approach occurs not just with the initial meetings and transactions, but continues through the years with regular reviews and updates as the client's personal and professional situation evolves, ensuring that the client is aware of and can take advantage of all legal protections afforded to them.

     

    Ross's personal interests include travel, sports (especially University of Washington and Seahawks football; and Gonzaga Basketball), cooking, spending time with family and friends, and water-skiing during our short but beautiful Seattle summers.

  • EDUCATION

    University of San Diego School of Law. 2012

    San Diego, CA

    Juris Doctorate

    • Business Concentration

     

    Gonzaga University, 2008

    Spokane, WA

    Bachelors in Business Administration

    • Major in Accounting
    • Concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership

    • Minor in Philosophy

     

  • PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

    Washington State Bar Association

    Admitted to Practice August, 2013

    • Business Law Section

    • Real Property, Estate and Probate Section

    • Solo and Small Practice Section

     

    King County Bar Association

    Since August, 2013

    • Business Law Section

    • Real Property, Estate and Probate Section

     

    Snohomish County Bar Association

    Since August, 2013

    Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce

    July 2015-July 2016

    • Co-Chair, Next Generation Mukilteo

    Snohomish County Estate Planning Council

    Since September, 2015

  • PRACTICE AREAS

    Ross serves clients all across the Pacific Northwest

  • Corporate Formation

    Choice of Entitty, Government FIlings, Charter Documents

     

    Choosing the correct entity is a big decision for new businesses - it can have far-reaching tax and liability implications. To take some of the pressure off, we assist entrepreneurs and new business owners in making the right choice of entity type for their new venture, weighing and discussing the many different factors that play into what type of entity is best.

     

     

    Once that choice is made, we will prepare and file all the paperwork and obtain the proper business licenses for the new company.

     

    Finally, we prepare the business' charter documents and any other agreements between the founding members regarding the formation of the business.

    Business Law

    Contract Creation & Review, Trademarks, Copyrights, Compliance, Business Transactions, Employment Issues, Leases, Succession Planning, Dissolution

     

    We know and love business, and we love helping clients deal with the wide variety of issues that arise in the marketplace.  As such, we provide wide-ranging business representation. We offer general legal counsel in a broad range of areas, including entity formation, business acquisitions and sales; reorganizations and mergers; business and financial contracts; anti-trust; tax planning; personnel policies; employment contracts and benefit issues; and succession planning.  We also offer to review a business' structure in order to assess if their are any weakness in the corporate veil, and to reveal other areas of potential liability.

     

    Contracts

    Business, Personal, Employment, Insurance, Real Estate

     

    Binding contracts are an essential tool for conducting your business and personal affairs, and they tend to touch every aspect of life. We help clients by reviewing contracts before clients sign them in order to point out areas of negotiation, potential liabilities and red flags to be aware of; and to discover any clauses that are illegal or erroneous statements of the law. We also draft contracts for clients pertaining to most contractual affairs.

     

    Estate Planning

    Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Guardianship

     

    We assist families and individuals with all aspects of estate and trust planning, from basic Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives, to more complex Trusts and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Our practice includes advising clients on guardianship issues, addressing elder law issues, and probate and trust administration.  We will also review any existing estate documentation to address whether or not your estate plan needs to be updated due to changes in your life or changes in the law.

     

    Probate Administration

    Opening and Closing the Probate Estate, Facilitating Probating Administration

     

    Probate is the process of administering a deceased person's estate through the courts, and is required in many situations.  Probate administration can be a long and arduous process, especially for those unfamiliar with the probate process.  Let us assist you in this process and ease your burden in the difficult times that accompany the loss of a loved one.

     

    Real Estate

     

     

    We offer a wide range of services related to real estate, including preparation of deeds, easements, covenants, land use, purchase and sale agreements, and residential and commercial leases. In addition to being an attorney, Ross is a licensed real estate broker - this additional training and knowledge base accentuates his acumen in real estate.

     

     

     

  • Client Feedback

    "I hired Ross recently and was impressed by his attention to detail. I felt taken care of and although I only needed him for what may be considered a pretty straight forward selling of my small business, I felt he went above and beyond to look out for me. Thank you Ross."

     

    - Heidi H., Business Client

    CLIENT FEEDBACK

    "Ross has been so attentive as to educate and explain thoroughly all my questions, and in a record response time. From my experience with attorneys, this stellar quality is rarely seen nowadays."

     

    - Patty A., Probate Client

    CLIENT FEEDBACK

    I am a business owner of a multi-million dollar company and have dealt with a few attorneys over the years, some I've felt very comfortable with and others not so much. From the beginning Ross was responsive and informative in his advice as it related to securing a Trademark. He asked very good questions that helped him provide the best solution for what I wanted to accomplish. Ross was extremely thorough, efficient, attentive, and an utmost professional. A bonus was that he had a humble demeanor and fair rate. I would highly recommend Ross Gardner to my business associates and friends!

     

    - Adrian A., Trademark Client

     

    CLIENT FEEDBACK

    "Ross is very very very helpful! He's full of information and never forgets to follow up with you and make sure you are understanding the process step-by-step. He always has your best interest, and not to mention is available to you at any hour of the day."

     

    - Dineve R., Real Estate Broker

    CLIENT FEEDBACK

    "Ross handled our first Will, he is very knowledgeable and provided excellent insight and service to make the process extremely easy. We have found an attorney for life."

     

    - Ryan R., Estate Planning Client

    CLIENT FEEDBACK

    "Ross assisted me with the start up of my real estate business. He was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process. Starting up a business can be a very stressful or overwhelming experience; Ross made mine an enjoyable experience with his attention to detail and really listening to what I was hoping to accomplish with the business."

     

    - Kristin S., Business Client

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    144 Railroad Ave, Suite 308
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    Monday - Friday
    9 AM - 5 PM
    425-870-4430