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Yates, Georges H.G.

1201 Third AvenueSuite 4900Seattle, WA 98101
Phones: (206) 359-3402
Fax: (206) 359-4402
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Georges Yates, a partner and chair of the firm's International practice, focuses his practice on: international business transactions and joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; cross-border business operations, investment and taxation; real estate acquisitions, syndications, finance, leasing and development; and corporate finance (equity and debt). He serves as outside general counsel to a number of public and private companies. He also coordinates strategic relationships between Perkins Coie and various law firms around the world.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Languages
French
Practice Areas
BusinessInternational BusinessMergers & AcquisitionsChina PracticeCorporate FinanceInternational TradeIsrael PracticeInternational Arbitration & LitigationMiningEB-5 Immigration InvestmentsTaiwan PracticeForest ProductsRetail & Consumer Products
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Alaska, 1994Washington, 1993U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1993U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1994U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1994England and WalesTaiwan
Other Affiliations
Alaska Bar Association (Member) Washington State Bar Association (Member)
Past Positions
Washington State Supreme Court, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Extern Law Clerk, - 1993Washington State Department of Revenue, Division of Tax Interpretation and Appeals, Administrative Law Judge Clerk, 1991 - 1992Washington State House of Representatives, Legislative Assistant, 1988 - 1990Interstate Pump and Drilling Supply Inc., Vice President, 1985 - 1987International Coordination & Design, Inc., Seattle, WA, Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Project Manager, 1984 - 1985
Education
Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington, 1993
J.D.
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
Certificate
Major: des Conferences de Civilisation Francaise
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1987
B.S.
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
Articles
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, 1993The Straightjacket of Justice: Judges and Politics Make Strange Bedfellows, 46:10 Washington State Bar News 17, 1992
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Address
1201 Third AvenueSuite 4900Seattle, WA 98101
Phone
(206) 359-3402
Fax
(206) 359-4402
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