in a Complex World
Fifth Avenue Law Group PLLC (“FALG”), is a law firm located in Seattle, Washington. Our attorneys provide a full range of legal services related to domestic and international business, taxation, securities, finance, and real estate.
We have committed to providing large firm expertise and quality with boutique firm personal service and efficiency. Our attorneys are experienced, available, and accountable, and work closely together to achieve efficient results. As your legal advisor, you will know our names, you will know who to call, and your calls will be returned.
Securities & Finance
FALG’s securities and finance attorneys assist clients regarding private and public financings, technology licensing, joint ventures, and general business representation of both private and publicly held companies.
FALG’s tax attorneys are experienced in international, federal, and state and local taxation. All FALG tax attorneys hold a Master of Laws in Taxation, and are admitted to practice before the U.S. tax court.
Business & Corporate
FALG’s business and corporate practice includes organization of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, acquisitions and sales of business assets, contracting for the sale of products and services, leasing of properties, and creation and implementation of employment contracts and related compensation arrangements.
FALG attorneys regularly assist our clients with forming corporations, limited liability companies, and other business structures to lay a strong foundation for both domestic and cross-border operations.
Business structuring projects typically include the goals of limiting liability, achieving tax
efficiency, and selecting appropriate governing law and jurisdiction.
In addition, business structuring may be undertaken with a goal of creating a structure that will be attractive for outside investment, or for simplicity of management.
FALG's cannabis practice represents many of the largest cannabis businesses operating in both the retail and producer / processors sectors. FALG attorneys represent cannabis businesses operating in multiple states and Canada.
FALG's litigation attorneys are highly-skilled and unwavering advocates for their clients, assisting in a wide range of matters including contracts, construction, real estate, and business and insurance coverage matters.
Investment Funds & Management
FALG’s investment funds and management attorneys have substantial experience advising sponsors, managers and advisers on the formation and operation of alternative investment vehicles including venture capital, private equity funds and other private and public pooled investment vehicles.
Estate Planning & Probate
FALG provides a full range of estate planning services, including gift and estate tax planning for U.S. and non-U.S. persons, business succession planning, asset protection planning, and charitable gifting.
FALG’s real estate practice includes commercial and residential development, acquisitions and sales, financing, and commercial leases, as well as real estate fund formation. Within this practice area, we represent landlords, tenants, sellers, purchasers, developers, and property managers, among others.
Outside General Counsel
For small and midsize companies without in-house legal staff, our attorneys have the expertise to provide general counsel services. These services may include business structuring, finance, planning for international expansion, regulatory compliance, and other general counsel services, with underlying attention to tax exposure and risk mitigation.
The global economy has become more intertwined than ever, and our business clients often enter new markets, or grow in markets that they have already entered. We can assist you with issues related to international business structuring, tax planning, choice of law, and regulatory compliance.
Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
FALG attorneys have assisted many clients seeking to report offshore assets. Typical clients include U.S. citizens residing abroad (e.g., Canadian residents), who were entirely unaware of their obligation to file U.S. tax returns or foreign bank account reporting forms (FBAR forms, or Forms TD F 90-22.1), and U.S. residents who are citizens of foreign countries and were unaware of their obligation to report accounts from their “home” country.
James F. Biagi Jr.
Jennifer B. Travis
Tel: (206) 224-7827
David F. Betz
Sage A. Linn
Tel: (206) 224-7838
Fifth Avenue Law Group PLLC
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2460
Seattle, Washington 98104
Office: (206) 587-5700
Fax: (206) 587-5710
Fifth Avenue Law Group PLLC is located on the 24th floor of Seattle’s tallest building, the Columbia Center. The Columbia Center is bounded by Columbia and Cherry Streets, and Fourth and Fifth Avenues. The parking garage can be accessed by heading west on Columbia Street (downhill from Fifth Avenue toward the water); take the second driveway on the left.