Derek works on behalf of a wide range of clients on a variety of business law matters, including entity formations, equity and debt financings, corporate governance, records management, commercial leases, equity compensation plans, mergers, and business divestitures and acquisitions. He also assists clients with employment law matters, including on-boarding and off-boarding agreements, employer policies, non-competition agreements, and state and federal employment law compliance. Derek’s business clients span many industries and markets and include service providers, e-commerce businesses, and telecommunications businesses.
Derek also has an estate planning practice focused on smaller estates that includes preparing living trusts, wills, community property agreements, powers of attorney, and health care directives for individuals and married couples.
Outside of the practice of law, Derek serves on the Board of Directors of Bailey-Boushay House, an organization within the Virginia Mason Medical System. He also serves as a volunteer attorney with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics providing pro bono legal advice to low income members of the Seattle community.
In his free time, Derek enjoys working out, cycling, kayaking and catching a performance at a local theater.
B.A., Hofstra University, summa cum laude
J.D. University of Washington, Law Review