The Drive Behind The Law Firm

It’s funny when I look back on my younger years. A lot of the folks around me told me I should go into ministry due to my ability to listen deeply to people and their problems and offer solutions. It just so happens that law and its business applications had a stronger pull on me. I opened my own firm because I was tired of seeing the disconnect between law firms and the people they were working for. I prefer to work WITH my clients, getting to know them, their values, and the opinions of all involved. By taking this time to listen, instead of handing you off to a secretary or paralegal like other firms, I’m able to make sure the outcome is one that’s in the best interest of all involved. In my opinion, too many law firms are just interested in their sales funnel and bottom line. I believe in personalized solutions that work within the legal bounds and make your wealth and assets effective and efficient.

While I’m not figuring out what needs to be done for other businesses and families, I’m raising my own family. My lovely wife, Fumiko and I got married in 2000. Together we have my daughter, Miya, and my sons, Kenji and Shinji. The three are active in sports, school activities, and community events. I’m proud of the people they’ve become and can’t wait to see what they’ll do with their talents. Fumiko and I have raised them to follow their heart and help others, so I have no doubt they’ll do amazing things.

Fumiko and I are also active in the local community. I have served on the Board of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and other non-profits and I am involved with the Gateway Rotary club in Lacey. Fumiko, in the meantime, has given her time extensively in the community through her efforts with the Junior League of Olympia.

To me, when it comes to any legal planning, it’s pretty simple: Learn where people are in regard to their wealth and assets; Talk with them to find out their concerns, goals, and wishes; and Create the legal planning and documentation they’ll need to most successfully carry out their vision.

If this is something you’d like to discuss with me, give me a call at (360) 292-4556. I look forward to assisting you to achieve or protect your biggest, most important dreams.

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