Our firm has been providing excellent client-focused legal representation, advice and services for more than twenty years. The firm has established a tradition of providing quality legal service with the highest level of professional and ethical standards.
Edward McFerran founded the law firm, and he practices as an attorney primarily in the areas of real estate, business and tax matters.
Mr. McFerran is also President of Attorney’s Title of Washington, Inc., providing a full range of title and escrow services in Pierce and Thurston Counties in the State of Washington.
He has served as President and managing Shareholder of Tax Deferred Exchange Services, Inc., a national Qualified Intermediary company. In that capacity, Mr. McFerran’s professional practice has focused on tax planning for clients throughout the United States in the tax deferred exchange arena, advising taxpayers, exchangors, accountants, trustees, Qualified Intermediaries and escrow agents. In addition, Mr. McFerran has himself served as Qualified Intermediary in literally thousands of transactions throughout the United States.
Mr. McFerran is a frequent speaker on tax and law matters sponsored by bar associations, accounting groups and other various private industry groups. Mr. McFerran is a graduate of Seattle University Alber’s School of Business. He received his law degree with honors in 1987 from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Email Me
Jean Meschke Bouffard attended Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon and earned her Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 1985. She received Honors in Legal Writing, Research & Reasoning, the Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award and the American Jurisprudence Award for Administrative Law. She was chosen to serve as a summer extern with Judge Otto Skopil, Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in 1984.
After graduation from law school, Ms. Bouffard served as law clerk to Chief Judge George Joseph, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1985-1987. Ms. Bouffard is dedicated to providing thorough and effective legal services. Understanding how courts interpret contracts gives Ms. Bouffard the knowledge to effectively negotiate and draft contracts for her clients. Ms. Bouffard has extensive experience advising individuals, start-up companies and established businesses on a broad range of subjects, including contracts, vendor matters, entity form, employment matters, tenancy, regulatory compliance, acquisitions and business partner issues. Ms. Bouffard began her trial attorney experience involved in class action securities litigation.
In 1991, she opened her own practice focusing on business and real estate disputes, including trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. As a trial attorney, Ms. Bouffard has represented clients in cases involving contract disputes, contract enforcement, business partner disputes, shareholder disputes, fraud, mechanics liens/contractor liens, Homeowners Association’s disputes and CC&R violations, trade name protection, real estate disputes, eminent domain proceedings, property line disputes, land use disputes, estate planning, will contests and probates. Understanding how courts interpret contracts gives Ms. Bouffard the knowledge to effectively draft and negotiate contracts for her clients. Ms. Bouffard has extensive experience advising individuals, start-up companies and established businesses on a broad range of subjects, including contracts, vendor matters, entity form, employment matters, tenancy, regulatory compliance, acquisitions and business partner issues. Email Me | Website
Steve Contos brings a wealth of experience advising individual and business clients on a wide variety of legal issues since 2005. His work includes general business, commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, entity formation, contracts, business acquisitions, landlord/tenant issues, commercial transactions, debtor/creditor matters, and administrative law. In addition, he has substantial litigation experience, advocating for clients in contract cases, real estate disputes, and construction disputes. He handles cases in court as well as arbitration and mediation. He has worked in the law firm setting as an associate and as a shareholder, as well as corporate counsel.
It is this far-reaching experience in both business matters and litigation that allows Steve to be a thorough and effective advisor on a variety of legal matters, bringing the knowledge and know-how to each client’s unique matter.
Steve earned his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho, and his undergraduate degree from Willamette University.