Business and Real Estate Clients rely on the Law Offices of Richard D. Seward for important legal advice and services. Mr. Seward’s expertise as an attorney and a CPA combined with his extensive business and real estate experience has proven over the years to be a valuable resource for his clients.
In his practice, Mr. Seward’s focus is on Maximizing Wealth Enhancement Opportunities while Minimizing the Risks. This starts with a sound business plan including carefully drafted agreements that address practical business issues as well as legal issues.
Failure to Minimize the Risks can very quickly erode a client’s wealth that has been accumulated over a lifetime of hard work. Contracts must be drafted with clear and unambiguous language. Litigation risks must be managed by planning as if litigation will inevitably be threatened. Intellectual property must be recognized and protected. Basic estate documents such as wills, health care directives and powers of attorney are a must for all families.
Rick founded his law firm in 1994 to primarily serve families with businesses. Rick’s work in his practice has included:
His career prior to 1994 included over 20 years of business experience with companies such as Arthur Young & Company in Denver, Colorado in their Tax Practice Group and the Citicorp Private Bank in Seattle as a Vice President serving their highest net worth clients (over $10 million). Rick has successfully negotiated and closed over $600 million in debt and equity transactions nationwide.
The law office of Richard Seward P.C. is committed to helping viable businesses that need a break to survive during these challenging times. His combined experience in four areas of expertise: Law, Public Accounting, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate Finance make him uniquely qualified to offer exceptional value to his clients in this area.
Seward's firm is strengthened by association with other firms in Bellevue and Seattle. Associates in Bellevue provide additional expertise in real estate matters, such as condemnation, associates in Seattle provide legal services related to personal injury cases.
“Forget all the lawyer jokes you've ever heard because when it comes to Richard Seward, none apply! Here is a kind, caring 'gentleman,' who puts one at ease in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. His knowledge and meticulous attention to the details of the legal system are next to none!
My family and I will be forever grateful to Mr. Seward for encouraging us to get our "affairs in order" at a time when we were stress free and clear thinking. How could we have foreseen that only SIX days after meeting with him that his work would be put to the test? Sadly, my husband was involved in an accident that left him with a brain injury. 'Traumatic for our entire family' is an understatement. However, having Rick to guide us, and with all the necessary legal documents already in place (medical directives, powers of attorney, etc.), we had an "upper hand" on the situation. A lesson to all of us — not to procrastinate.
Rest assured by placing any legal matters in Rick's capable hands, your life will run more smoothly in a time of need."
Serving the Puget Sound region of Washington State, including Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Tacoma, Bremerton and Seattle.