Professional Biography
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Kris Yoshizawa Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8076

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Kris Yoshizawa represents lenders and borrowers in connection with the structuring, negotiation, documentation and closing of a broad range of debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured senior and mezzanine financings, private equity sponsor debt, venture debt, general commercial financing, and real estate acquisition and construction financings. He frequently advises clients on Uniform Commercial Code requirements in key transactions

Kris obtained his MBA before attending law school and began his career as a certified public accountant with one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Kris enjoys community service and working with nonprofits, and he has advised several 501(c)(3) foundations and organizations on their governance matters and tax liability concerns.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015 - 2018

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Executive Committee of the Business Law Section, 2010 - 2011 
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Vice President, 2011; Treasurer, 2012 - 2014; Member, 2005 - present

Community Involvement

  • Wayfind, Volunteer
  • the Service Board, Board Member, 2015 - 2019

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





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


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