Yates, Georges H.G.

1201 Third AvenueSuite 4900Seattle, WA 98101

Updated: 11/29/2013




Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • French

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • International Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • China Practice
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Trade
  • Israel Practice
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Mining
  • EB-5 Immigration Investments
  • Taiwan Practice
  • Forest Products
  • Retail & Consumer Products


Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1994
  • Washington, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1994
  • England and Wales
  • Taiwan

Other Affiliations

  • Alaska Bar Association (Member)
  • Washington State Bar Association (Member)

Past Positions

  • Washington State Supreme Court, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Extern Law Clerk, - 1993
  • Washington State Department of Revenue, Division of Tax Interpretation and Appeals, Administrative Law Judge Clerk, 1991 - 1992
  • Washington State House of Representatives, Legislative Assistant, 1988 - 1990
  • Interstate Pump and Drilling Supply Inc., Vice President, 1985 - 1987
  • International Coordination & Design, Inc., Seattle, WA, Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Project Manager, 1984 - 1985


  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington, 1993
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
    Law Review: University of Puget Sound Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1991
    Major: des Conferences de Civilisation Francaise
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1987
  • Princeton University, 1987
    Honors: Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association
  • University of San Diego, Paris Institute on International and Comparative Law, Paris, France
    Honors: Diploma
    Honors: With Distinction


Published Works

  • Comment, Who Pays REET on Your Street: Washington State's Real Estate Excise Tax in Light of the 1991 Corporate Transfer Act and Beyond-How Can the Legislature Solve Deer Park Pine, 16 University of Puget Sound Law Review 463, 1993
  • The Straightjacket of Justice: Judges and Politics Make Strange Bedfellows, 46:10 Washington State Bar News 17, 1992

Office Information


1201 Third AvenueSuite 4900Seattle, WA 98101


  • (206) 359-4402


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