Gary E. Jacobson, J.D. is a founding principal in the law firm of Vander Wel, Jacobson, Bishop & Kim, PLLC. Mr. Jacobson is a business and real estate contracts specialist with over 30 years experience.
Providing a wide range of high quality legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Washington State and nationally.
Regarding dispute we have experienced litigation counsel who rigorously defend our clients' positions. While we always examine the possibility of settlement, we serve as strong advocates for those whose legal problems remain unresolved.
Our greatest satisfaction is having a client who is delighted with our services. We strive for excellence within the parameters of efficient representation and the highest levels of integrity.
Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: closely held businesses, corporate law, limited liability companies, buying or selling a business, internal succession planning, business transactions, real estate, environmental law, zoning and land use, civil litigation, contract law, business litigation, trusts and estates, wills and probate, contested probates, easements, boundary disputes, condemnations and immigration law.
We can also arrange for business valuations or formal appraisals as well as cash-flow scenario testing and tax analysis as part of the scope of work of our business practice group.
Businesses are about people. Relationships with vendors, employees, partners and customers are the very essence of a business, and often involve (or should involve) contracts at one level or another. Clarifying expectations is our firm's fundamental objective when it comes to these relationships.
The best contracts are not necessarily the fanciest looking with the slickest Table of Contents and the like. If they are not based on a clear and practical understanding of how the parties will relate to one another in the future, and don't address the key touch points for avoiding conflict (including exit strategies), then disputes happen.
It takes many years of experience in this field to spot and appreciate the hidden risks involved and to address those in a way that will hopefully be a win/win for all parties involved and avoid some very hard feelings and even lawsuits in the future