Services Offered by Tollefsen Law
Legal, Investigative, and
Expert Witness Services
Representing Business and Entrepreneurs
John Tollefsen started his practice with a degree in Business Administration
and has added to his knowledge and experience through more than 35 years of
assisting business people with legal problems. In addition, he has
managed his own entrepreneurial endeavors. TL has assembled a
competent team of lawyers and staff who each bring unique business
knowledge and skills. TL is very experienced
in assisting with business financing including private placements
and securities offerings. TL has the knowledge, experience,
and expertise to assist in many areas of law and business.
Unlike most business law firms, TL has significant first hand
business and entrepreneurial experience.
Background of Tollefsen Law
Tollefsen Law has more than 100 combined years of
business and legal experience. Its attorneys have assisted over 1,000 small
businesses and hundreds of entrepreneurs. TL works alone or will
assemble a team for larger projects when appropriate. We offer business
law and litigation services in state and federal courts of Washington, Oregon
and New York, nationwide fraud investigative services, and national expert
Bankruptcy and Business Litigation
Often there is no choice except to pursue the
investigation and recovery of money through litigation. With Tollefsen
Law PLLC you can use the same professional from the initial
investigation, through civil litigation, and if the perpetrator and
participants file bankruptcy petitions, in the bankruptcy court.
Internal and External
When the investigation calls for strict
confidentiality, independence, and professionalism, it is time to hire
Tollefsen Law PLLC. For true independence, the private
investigator should be a professional.
Expert Witness Services
If you need to explain complex facts, law, and
accounting to a trier of fact, you need an experienced professional.
Sarbanes Oxley and Qui Tam Whistleblowers
There is little room for error if you are facing a serious Sarbanes
Oxley internal investigation. Hire a professional private investigator
who can conduct a confidential investigation. Only an attorney can offer
the attorney-client privilege.
If you are a potential whistleblower, you need
professional counsel regarding your rights and risks.
International Law 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, Israel, Mexico,
Monaco, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong
Kong, and the United Kingdom. More
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Many potential clients analyze lawyers by their
hourly rate. However, hourly fees often are not a good predictor of the
total fees. Most large firms have a fee structure where multiple lawyers
work on each case. Each of these lawyers must bill a minimum number of
hours to remain employed at the firm. Often these firms have a large minimum
fee required even to open a file.
Better indicators of your final bill are the firm's
overhead, number of partners, and the experience of the attorney(s)
doing most of the work on your case. If the firm has large downtown
class A high-rise offices, many employees who do not bill, and many
partners, you can expect a large fee. If the attorneys working on your
case are associates with little experience in your type of case, expect
to pay for their learning experience.
At TL, we attempt to maximize efficiency through the
latest technology and well-thought out procedures. We
attempt to minimize overhead without sacrificing quality.