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Kris Yoshizawa

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Associate

Kris Yoshizawa is an associate in the firm's Business practice. His practice focuses on representing banks, commercial finance companies and other financial institutions with commercial and real estate financing transactions. He also has experience with corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate governance. Prior to joining the firm's Financial Transactions & Restructuring practice, Kris represented start-ups in a variety of industries, including: web services, software and gaming. Before beginning his law practice, Kris practiced as a certified public accountant with one of the Big Four accounting firms.

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Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Executive Committee of the Business Law Section, 2010 - 2011 
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Treasurer, 2012
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Vice President, 2011
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Member, 2005 - present

Community Involvement

  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Volunteer
  • Compass Housing Alliance Legal Clinic Volunteer

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA Summer Associate, 2007
  • Law Offices, Kelley J. Sweeney (SafeCo Insurance Co.), Tacoma, WA, Law Clerk, 2006 - 2007
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP, Omaha, NE, Senior Tax Consultant, 2002 - 2005

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha, M.B.A., 2001
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Washington