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Fremont Law Group PLLC

A Pacific Northwest law firm serving great companies.

 
 
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Paul Okner - Principal

 

After seven years spent working for large firms in New York City and Seattle, I founded Fremont Law Group PLLC with the purpose of providing individuals, startups, businesses, and non-profit clients with personalized and cost-effective transactional legal services. Drawing on my own experiences as a real estate developer and business owner, I look carefully at the overall needs of my clients, and I take great pride in providing counsel that is at once tailored and yet harmonious with clients’ broader goals and values.

My approach to business is collaborative rather than adversarial, and I act on the belief that proper planning and preparation are instrumental in substantially reducing future disputes.  My practice is nimble and nearly paperless: low overhead results in savings that are passed along to clients.

I graduated from Vanderbilt University and Boston College Law School, and am admitted to practice in Washington state. In addition to serving great clients, I develop and manage various commercial real estate projects throughout the Puget Sound area, sit on the board of the Mark Torrance Foundation, serve as co-chair of the Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, and regularly volunteer as an attorney for the Housing Justice Project in Seattle. 

 
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Roger T. Dunaway - Of Counsel

 

I have spent most of my three-decade career as a business / real estate transaction attorney, including experience serving as in-house General Counsel, practicing with a large regional law firm, and establishing my own firm on Bainbridge Island in 2011. Over my career, I became the leading attorney in the Pacific Northwest handling structured settlement transfers in multiple states. I am licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. I have an “AV” Martindale Peer Rating and a “Superb” rating on Avvo.

Originally from Indiana, I obtained both a bachelors’s degree and a master’s degree from Indiana University, and graduated cum laude from the Law School at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University). With our three children now out of college, my wife and I spend our free time biking, hiking, and snowshoeing the Pacific Northwest.

 

 
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Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate

Entity formation

Due diligence

Environmental compliance

Land use, zoning and entitlements

Easements

Purchase and sale agreements

Debt and equity financing

Construction agreements

Leasing

Property Management

Dispositions

 

 

Commercial Transactions

Structured Settlement Transfers

Joint Ventures

Corporate and partnership formation

Debt and equity financing

Employment agreements

Secured transactions

Venture capital

Real estate 

Tax strategy

Securities offerings and compliance

Mergers and acquisitions