Joseph P. Zehnder

Joseph P. Zehnder

Location:
Tacoma, Washington
Phone:
253-254-5900
800-709-7015
Fax:
253-627-2247
Email:
Mr. Zehnder principally counsels closely-held businesses and their owners concerning their business, commercial, construction, corporate, real estate, tax, and estate planning needs. This counseling includes transactions such as formation of entities (corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships), buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, entity governance, condominium developments, commercial and residential real estate purchases and sales, commercial real estate and personal property leases, commercial lending matters, and secured transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Business &Tax
  • Commercial Finance
  • Construction
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Property Tax
  • Litigation
  • Homeowners/Condominium Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1999
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2004

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1995
    • Major: International Studies and Swedish

Classes/Seminars

  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Lecturer, Regarding Business Law

Honors and Awards

  • Business Examiner 40 under Forty – Honoree, 2009
  • CALI Award – Judicial Administration of the Federal Courts, 1998
  • Hastings Law Journal – Production Editor, 1997 - 1998
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Legal Writing and Research, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma, Washington, Director, 2007 - Present
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tacoma, Leadership Team
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tacoma, Corporate Sponsorship, 2005 - 2006
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tacoma, Team Captain, 2000 - Present
  • Master Builder's Association of Pierce County, Director, 2010 - Present
  • Master Builder's Association of Pierce County, Vice President
  • Master Builder's Association of Pierce County, Secretary
  • Master Builder's Association of Pierce County, Chair, Membership Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce