Kurt Hermanns
  • Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law ...
  • Washington
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Summary

Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) and other countries.

Kurt joined GTH in 2014 after 32 years as a state and federal prosecutor specializing in White Collar Crime. While at the United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle and Tacoma, he was a Branch Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Assistant US Attorney. In that role as a federal prosecutor, he earned a reputation as a skilled litigator, appellate practitioner, and negotiator. He was recognized with many awards and honors from the US Department of Justice, law enforcement agencies and victims of crime. In 2010-11 he acted as a legal adviser at the US Embassy in Albania assisting government authorities in forming a new judicial system.

After retiring from the US Attorney’s Office, Kurt discovered he missed the challenge and camaraderie of practicing law. He is an enthusiastic sailor, hiker, photographer, and woodworker.

Education
University of Puget Sound
J.D. (1980)
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Fairhaven College, Bellingham
B.A. (1975)
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Current
Speaking Engagements
Trial Advocacy, Tirana, Albania,
2010
Corruption and Financial Crime Investigation, Pogradec and Vlora, Albania,
2010
Banking Evidence, Tirana, Albania
2011
Need for Comprehensive Criminal Procedure Reform, Tirana, Albania
2011
Criminal Pitfalls for the Civil Practitioner
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
2014
Awards
Scholar Number 19499
Fulbright Specialist Program
Special Achievement Award
US Department of Justice
Also awarded in 2007,2001,1997,1996, and 1990
Exceptional Service Awards
Department of Defense, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Army Finance Office of Special Investigations and US Air Force
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 11483
Member
Current
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Order of Barristers
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Current
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Federal Bar Association
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Current
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Intellectual Property
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Corporate Criminal Liability
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Toll-Free: (800) 240-5051
Telephone: (253) 620-6500
Cell: (253) 620-6518
Fax: (253) 620-6565