As Managing Shareholder and founder of MDK Law, Attorney Mark Kimball has been serving Seattle and Eastside clients for more than thirty five years. His practice is concentrated on corporate, tax and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, business operations, and state, federal, and international tax law, and he is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Texas, as well as United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme court. Specific tax work includes advising clients on a variety of business operation matters, structuring tax-advantaged transactions, and representing clients before the United States Department of Revenue, the Washington Board of Tax Appeals, and other taxing authorities. Tax savings for clients routinely exceed $200,000. Mark serves as a consultant to other lawyers and firms on corporate, LLC, and tax matters, and has been retained as an expert witness for court cases by prominent Seattle firms. Representative expert witness cases have included operational disputes or corporations, limited liability companies; cases in which Mark has testified also include offering expert opinions on law firm governance, with successful outcomes for these parties. Mark assists leading small to large and high-growth companies in a variety of industries including those in the aerospace, computer hardware manufacturing, software creation and development, and the restaurant, liquor, real estate and property management industries. He has also represented political campaign organizations and companies doing business internationally. In addition to his law degree, Mark received a post-doctoral L.L.M. degree in Taxation from the University of Washington, and has completed most academic work toward a Ph.D. in Tax Policy Studies. Clients are local, national and international. Mark’s education and background includes representation in disputes involving international substantive and procedural law. Mark also earned a second post-doctoral L.L.M. degree in Transnational Commercial Practice, and his International Law and Taxation presence continues to grow. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer, and has served on the faculties of more than 100 legal education, research, and academic conferences in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including Cuba. Recent conferences include service as a speaker and expert on panels broadcast nationally to attorneys throughout the United States. Recognized by the legal and business communities for outstanding legal services, Mark has received numerous awards and accolades, including Martindale-Hubbell’s highest-available rating (AV Preeminent); a 10.0 rating on Avvo; and recognition in numerous publications including Washington CEO Magazine, Seattle Met magazine, the Seattle Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mark Kimball recently received the most selective award accorded to attorneys in the United States by any rating or review process: Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Championship Award, which is limited to less than One Percent of attorneys, and unlike other rating services is based on an average required perfect 5.0 peer reviews by prominent attorneys and judges along with established and verified clients. The MDK Law commitment to building an outstanding team began when Mark hired and mentored the firm’s younger attorneys, three of whom have been selected as “Rising Stars”.