DAVID D. SPENCER
Attorney at Law

Law Practice

David Spencer practices in the areas of business, corporate, international and real estate law. He is Spanish-English bilingual. After 16 years with a large West coast law firm, in 2002 he left his partnership with that firm and started his own practice. His experience includes advising start-up and mature companies in structural and governance matters, purchase and sales of assets and businesses, shareholder arrangements, distribution and agency, intellectual property protection, electronic commerce and joint ventures. He also has significant experience in secured financing, commercial real estate, international business transactions, multinational employment policies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has handled matters for clients involving most of the countries of Latin America. His clients are located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Professional Activities

Founder and past-President, Northwest Chapter, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; past chair, Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section; member, Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust, and International Law Sections of the American and Washington State Bar Associations; member, King County Bar Association.

David is a frequent speaker on doing business in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America, international employment practices, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Background

Former legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 1979-82, responsible for legislation governing energy, the environment, international trade and agriculture.

Education

J.D. with high honors, George Washington University Law School, 1986 Order of the Coif Member, George Washington Law Review

M.A., International Relations, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico, 1979 (Rotary Scholar and Best Students of Mexico Award)

A.B., cum laude, Harvard University, 1977

Admissions

State Bar of Washington, No. 16442

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Foreign Languages

Spanish

Contact Information

David D. Spencer
1621 Lake Mount Drive
Snohomish, WA 98290-1730
Telephone 360.862.9101
Seattle/Mobile 206.650.7048
Fax 206.508.3999
www.davidspencerlaw.com
Via Email (spencer@davidspencerlaw.com)