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Richard M. Rawson

Rich Rawson is an international business lawyer focusing on commercial transactions for U.S. and foreign clients, including commercial loans, real estate financing, mergers and acquisitions, and contracts. He also practices business immigration for U.S. employers, including temporary nonimmigrant visas and green cards for multinational executives, researchers, nurses, internationally recognized performing artists and many other types of professional and skilled workers.

Rich's clients include major banks, hospitals, media and telecommunication firms, real estate developers, research institutes, universities, performing arts organizations, restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, architectural firms, international shipping companies, and joint ventures in fisheries and other industries.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Japan America Society of the State of Washington
  • Washington Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, International Law and Practice Section, Washington State Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of  "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Immigration (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2007-2016; Received "Band 1" ranking, 2012-2016
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Immigration Law by Best Lawyers, 2009-present
  • Named one of the "Top 87 Business Lawyers" in Immigration Law, by Seattle Business Monthly, 2008
  • Named one of "155 Top Lawyers" by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Monthly, 2007
"He is a miracle worker with the immigration system!" -Client Quote, Chambers USA 2016