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  Seattle: (206) 624-5300  -   Everett: (425) 672-3300  -  Portland: (503) 224-4600
Los Angeles: (213) 401-2550 -  San Francisco: (415) 735-3400  -  New York: (212) 964-1960 
 
 

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INTERNATIONAL LAW DEPARTMENT

Many businesses find themselves involved in transactions with international customers or partners. Business lawyers frequently are asked to assist with international transactions, taxation, and arbitration. Tollefsen Law has assisted with transactions or disputes involving parties in many countries including Australia, Bahamas, Belize, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. We represent a United Nations recognized NGO in a dispute in the United States. Our lawyers have unique experience and training in international law issues including overseas graduate education.

Our areas of international law experience includes public and private finance, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border licensing, contracting, and intellectual property issues.  Industries represented include petroleum, agriculture, electronics, telecommunications, mineral exploration, automotive, logistics, transportation, and alternative energy.

Contact us to see if we can assist you with your international issue.

    LAWYERS

    John J. TollefsenJohn Jacob Tollefsen

    John is an international business lawyer with a two LL.M. degrees in international law. He has represented over 1,000 business startups and completed many private and public securities offerings.

    Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 604.

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    Shahrzad MajdameliInternational Lawyer Shahrzad Majdameli

    Shahrzad's practice is focused on energy, export control, and international business law, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern commercial matters including Iranian sanctions issues. She also represents clients with immigration issues. She is fluent in Farsi and English. She reads Arabic. Shahrzad completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at theUniversity of Alameh Tabatabai, Tehran, Iran. She has a Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law from George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.) and a Master of Laws in US and Global Business Law from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA. Shahrzad is licensed in Tehran and works from TL's Seattle office.

    Telephone: 206-624-5300 or any of the other phone numbers of the firm, then extension 614.

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    Foreign Judgments

    It has become increasingly common for parties to attempt to enforce foreign judgments in the United States under state law. Tollefsen Law represents both the plaintiffs and defendants in these cases.

    U.S. Constitution offers some protection from Abusive Foreign Judgments (published by U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

    Whether or not explicitly stated in the state statute, the foreign judgment must comply with the requirements of the Constitution as a precondition to domestication of a judgment. Entering a foreign judgment is "state action" triggering constitutional protections. Disclaimer: We do not agree with the "plaintiff-bashing" stand of the Chamber of Commerce but offer this article because we believe it correctly states the applicable constitutional law.

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International Clients of Tollefsen Law

In addition to handling cases involving international issues, we currently are United States attorneys for:

Pôle d’Extension Universitaire Euclide (Euclid University)

Euclid University, is an international intergovernmental organization with a university charter established in 2008. It has been headquartered in Bangui, Central African Republic, since 2011. Twelve state participate in the University: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Republic of Sierra Leone, State of Eritrea, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Vanuatu, Republic of Senegal, Republic of Benin, Union of Comoros, Republic of Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and the Republic of Gambia.

 


BUSINESS LAW

Capital Raising

Corporations

Limited Liability

Partnerships

Taxation

Transactions

Trusts


LITIGATION

Commercial

Environmental

FCA (Qui Tam)

Intellectual Property

Securities Fraud

SOX

Whistleblowers


BANKRUPTCY

Filings

Litigation


ARBITRATION

Commercial

International

Mediation


FRAUD

Investigation

Litigation


REAL ESTATE

Transactions

Litigation


BUSINESS TORTS

Deceit

Fraud

Fiduciary Duty

Interference

Negligence

Nuisance


ADMINISTRATIVE

DFI

Licenses

SEC


INTERNATIONAL

Arbitration

EB-5 Immigration

Litigation

Transactions


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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

About Certified Fraud Examiners

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Tollefsen Law Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

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Cases of Public Interest

Cases of Public Interest

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