Seattle small business and estate planning legal services.

Douglas J. Engel, attorney

If you are interested in starting or operating a small business, we hope you will find helpful information here. We'll give you information about starting your business (Beginning Basics) and running your business (Tips & Traps). You are welcome to come back often and check the "Most Recent Article" for the latest Tips and Traps. Feel free to leave a comment or to suggest a topic you think might be of interest to our readers.

In addition to helping business owners we have helped many clients with hundreds of estate plan documents. Look under Estate Planning for helpful information on what you should consider when you are thinking about estate plan documents. If you live in the state of Washington and would like a free package to get started on your estate planning documents, with no cost or obligation, send an email to and ask for an introduction package.

Small Business Introduction

Business Law, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, and Collections

Douglas J. Engel can help you with a wide range of small business matters. He has assisted many owners of closely held businesses with the formation of their businesses and advised them on legal issues that new businesses frequently face. He also has experience advising on day-to-day legal matters encountered in established businesses. Leases, employment relations, contracts of all types, and corporate meetings are some of the areas in which he can assist you.
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Estate Planning Introduction

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, and Estate Administration

Every adult should have at least a basic estate plan in place. If you do not make your wishes clear by arranging your own plan, the state will dictate where your estate will go upon your death. Douglas J. Engel has been assisting clients with their estate plans for 30 years. He can help to create an appropriate plan for you, whether you require a relatively simple plan or one that takes into account complex family issues or a large estate.
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Douglas J. Engel has over 25 years of experience in many areas of litigation. He still does selected civil litigation projects involving business and commercial, personal injuries, and administrative matters. He also works with a network of other lawyers specializing in specific types of litigation.