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Mark D. Kimball

Mark D. Kimball

MDK Law
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law...
  • New York, Texas, Washington
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Summary

Mark Kimball is a managing Shareholder and founder of MDK Law, an award-winning business and litigation firm that has been serving Seattle and Eastside clients for more than thirty five years. His practice is concentrated on corporate and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, business operations, and state, federal, and international tax law, and he is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Texas, as well as United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme court. Specific tax work includes advising clients on a variety of business operation matters, structuring tax-advantaged transactions, and representing clients before the United States Department of Revenue, the Washington Board of Tax Appeals, and other taxing authorities. Single case tax savings for clients have exceeded $200,000.

In addition to numerous previouus awards, Mark recently received the most selective award accorded to attorneys in the United States by any rating or review process: Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Championship Award, which is limited to less than One Percent of attorneys, and unlike other rating services is based on an average required perfect 5.0 peer reviews by prominent attorneys and judges along with established and verified clients.

Mark serves as a consultant to other lawyers and firms on corporate, LLC, and tax matters, and has been retained as an expert witness for court cases by prominent Seattle firms. Representative expert witness cases have included operational disputes or corporations, limited liability companies; cases in which Mark has testified also include offering expert opinions on law firm governance, with successful outcomes for these parties. Mark assists leading small to large and high-growth companies in a variety of industries including those in the aerospace, computer hardware, transportation, restaurant services, IT services, real estate as well as other key Puget Sound business sectors.

Education
Boston University
LL.M. (2015) | Transactional Commercial Practice
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Joint program in alliance with Lazarsky University
University of Washington School of Law
LL.M. (2004) | Tax Policy
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (1982) | Comparitive Law
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A. (1979) | Political Science; English
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Honors: Dean's List
Professional Experience
President
MDK Law
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Limited Liability Company Handbook
Thomsen Reuters
Limited Liability Company Handbook
Westlaw
Speaking Engagements
Advanced Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
NBI
IX. International Meeting 2019 on International Law, Havana, Cuba
Union Nacional de Juristas de Cuba and Universidad de la Habana
Real Estate Transactions From A to Z, National Business Institute - CLE, Video Webcast
NBI
Equipment Leases: New TCJA Tax Rules, Key Provisions and Top Legal Issues, National Business Institute - CLE, Audio Webcast
NBI
LLC Operating Agreements, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
NBI
The 9 Biggest Mistakes Business Attorneys Make, National Business Institute - CLE, Video Webcast
NBI
Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know..., National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
NBI
Forensic Accounting 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
NBI
Business Law: Top Challenges, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Business Financing Fundamentals for Attorneys, National Business Institute - CLE, Video Webcast
National Business Institute
LLC Operating Agreements Gone Wrong, National Business Institute - CLE, Audio Webcast
National Business Institute
LLCs From Start to Finish, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Top 5 Real Estate Transaction Strategies That Get Results, National Business Institute - CLE, Video Webcast
Top 5 Real Estate Transaction Strategies That Get Results
Ultimate Guide to Expert Witnesses, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
Ultimate Guide to Expert Witnesses
Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest in Case Studies, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Commercial Real Estate: Overcoming Sticking Points, National Business Institute - CLE, Video Webcast
National Business Institute
Negotiating Triple Net Leases, National Business Institute - CLE, Audio Teleconference
National Business Institute
Advanced Estate and Trust Administration, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Advanced LLC Issues, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Advanced Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute - CLE, Audio Webcast
National Business Institute
Top 8 LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practices, National Business Institute - CLE, Tacoma, WA
National Business Institute
Legal Ethics: Top Attorney-Client Mistakes, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Handling the Sale of a Business, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Washington’s Revised LLC Act – State Law Update, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Title Insurance on Commercial Property, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Real Estate Litigation in Washington – Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Preventing Business Contract Disputes -Defining Indemnification, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Handling the Sale of a Business – Ethics in Business Acquisitions, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
Handling the Sale of a Business – Ethics in Business Acquisitions
Effective Use of Medical Records – Ethics and Experts, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Virtual Law Office - Legal Ethics Top Challenges, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business – Ethical Traps, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish – Liability and Ethics, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes – Strategic Drafting, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Legal Ethics of Evidence – Sources of Authority, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Sales and Use Tax in Washington, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Construction Disputes: Effective (and Practical) Legal Negotiation Strategies, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Title Workshop: From Examination to Commitment, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Illustrated Ethics: Case Studies to Avoid Legal Malpractice, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Business Tax Planning Guide, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Advanced Legal Issues in Real Estate, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Retail, Office and Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties Organizations-in-Compliance/Live-Seminar/R-57, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Attorney’s Guide to Managing Clients, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Resolving Title Issues: From Surveys and Liens to Restrictions and Authority, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and the Era of Corporate Governance on Nonprofit Organizations How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Advanced Issues in Due Diligence – Ethics Advanced Title Insurance Issues, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Legal Ethics – 2010 Ethical Considerations – How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Residential Real Estate Transactions From A To Z, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Where We’ve Been and Where We Are: Recent Law, Rulings and Cases Concerning Limited Liability Companies, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Formation and Operation of Limited Liability Companies, CLE, Sacramento, CA
ACCESS MCLE LLC
Advanced LLC Issues, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Business Law From A To Z, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
Real Estate Closings A-Z: Navigate Your Closings with Confidence, National Business Institute - CLE, Seattle, WA
National Business Institute
The Constructs Of Historical Institutionalism And Tax Policy Formation: The Cases Of Brazil, Chile And Cuba, CLE, Chicago, IL
Midwest Political Science Association,, University of Indiana
Awards
A-V Rated 5.0 Pre-Eminent Attorney
Martindale Hubbell
Consecutive awards from 2003 through 2019
Platinum Client Champion Award
Martindale
Top Attorney Award
Avvo
Awarded in 2017 and 2018 also
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Premier Lawyers
Wall Street Journal
Distinguished Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction
Superb Attorney
Avvo
Award years 2015 and 2016
Washington Top Ten Attorneys - Corporate and Tax Law
Washington CEO Magazine
Top Attorneys Award
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Professional Associations
Center for International Legal Studies
Congress Fellow
- Current
Union Nacional Juristas de Cuba
Conferencista
- Current
Eotos Lorand University
Adjunct Professor
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
Texas
State Bar of Texas
Washington
U.S. District Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    By appointment only. Generally billing at an hour of $440 for non tax issues and $480 for tax related matters. MDK Law does offer fixed price packages on a limited number of standardized legal services.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Blog
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Contact & Map
MDK Law
777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA 98004
USA
Telephone: (425) 455-9610
Fax: (425) 455-1170