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.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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