Small Business

Your Business Deserves a Trusted Legal Partner

Starting a new company? Acquiring or selling a business? Embroiled in a claim dispute or collection issue? The Clausen Law Firm has the business law experience and resources you need to build and run a successful enterprise.

We have formed more than 50 businesses representing the construction, real estate, retail, fitness, high tech, architecture and fragrance industries. CLF serves as the general counsel for many of these and other businesses throughout Washington where we provide legal advice and services on a ongoing basis. We can help your business overcome obstacles and protect your interests in a variety of day-to-day business issues. These include drafting contracts, reviewing leases, making acquisitions, settling disputes and pursuing collections. Let us help your business grow and thrive with our expert legal guidance and representation.

Highlighted Projects

Merchants Cafe, Seattle, WA

Sluggers, Seattle, WA

Issaquah Medical, Issaquah, WA

Maple Valley Medical, Maple Valley, WA

Vertical World, Seattle, WA

Small Business Law Services

Business Formation

We help clients form Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), corporations, subchapter (S) corporations, joint venture agreements and partnerships. Our experience in construction and real estate informs our advice to clients on formation issues.

Computers and Technology

We have represented both small technology companies and major corporations in technology-related litigation. We are familiar with corporate control, purchase and sale agreements and trade practice issues related to technology companies.

Employment Law

Clausen Law Firm has extensive experience in advising small to mid-size businesses on employment law issues. We have specific interest in contracts of upper level management employees and part owners (related to compensation, non-compete agreements and wrongful termination) and wage and hour issues.

Collection, Judgments and Bankruptcy

CLF attorneys have developed extensive experience in the collection of claims and enforcement of judgments, including representation of clients with claims in bankruptcy. We have also drafted and collected on scores of garnishments, executions and foreclosure procedures.

Case Study

Mark Clausen is a trusted advisor to our companies, on business issues as well as litigation. We have consistently gotten great service from him.

Rob Howie


Rob Howie and his partners own a large local construction business, SEA CON, and needed office space. Mark Clausen represented them in the negotiations with a landowner that led to the formation of a company to build, own and operate the building. SEA CON built the building and the project has turned out successfully for all of the partners. Clausen Law has worked with Rob and his partners in forming a number of businesses that have developed warehouse and industrial space throughout the Seattle area.