Daniel J. Ichinaga
Daniel serves as chair of the firm's business section. The firm's clients want him involved in preparing or reviewing the documents they need to successfully operate their businesses, including employment, financing, purchase, and corporate documents. He represents both individuals and entities (both for profit businesses and non-profit organizations) in connection with bond financings, complex lending and real estate transactions, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and private offerings of securities. He serves as general outside counsel to many clients, and makes himself available to quickly and efficently respond to their legal needs.
Daniel views the practice of law as a life-long practice of an art, and works hard to continue to hone his legal skills, judgment, and intuition. He appreciates and gratefully acknowledges the value of a client's trust and relationship, and remains dedicated to earning and preserving that trust.
Areas of PracticeBusiness Transactions / Corporate
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nonprofit Governance and Taxation
Seattle Pacific University (B.A. summa cum laude, 1980)
University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (J.D., 1983)
State v. Motherwell, 114 Wn2d 353, 788 P.2d 1066 (1990)
Daniel was admitted to practice in Washington in 1983, and has also been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Best publication: Cover boy, August/September 2003 Washington Law & Politics, Super Lawyers edition.
Daniel has been selected a Super Lawyer by his peers in the annual survey conducted by Washington Law & Politics (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011).
Professional and Community Involvement
Daniel served as managing partner of the firm from 1995-1997. He served as a member of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission from 1995-2000, and served as the Commission's Vice-Chair in 1996 and its Chair in 1997 and 1998. He currently serves as President and is a member on the Board of Directors of Seattle Kendo Kai, the oldest kendo dojo in the Pacific Northwest, and holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree blackbelt). Daniel also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation.
Daniel's blank verse play, Weeds, played to sold-out audiences at the Seattle Fringe Festival (March 2000), and he's trying to find time to work on his second play (working title, Young Men, Old Men). He loves acting and dance, and appeared in Aono Jikken's production of Komori-uta (On the Boards, 2002); Freehold Studio Series (2003 and 2004) Edge Theatre Ensemble's production of Antigone (Seattle Fringe Festival, September 2003). He also appeared as a gangster and defense attorney in the Capitol Hill Arts Center's production of the Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (August 2004), and in Freehold Theatre's production of The Winter's Tale (July 2005).