Tom Olson


Thomas Olson helps a range of clients, from manufacturers to towboat operators to family-owned businesses, effectively navigate issues they encounter in daily operations. His practice includes formation of business entities, ownership transition, gift and estate planning for the principals of closely held businesses, life insurance planning, probate administration, and trust administration. In particular, Tom assists business owners in finding the most efficient and impactful way to pass their ownership interests from one generation to the next.



  • Commissioned Officer, United States Army
  • Represented the Province of British Columbia as a special assistant attorney general in successful litigation in King County Superior Court.
  • Advises a family-owned Bering Sea fisheries business on everything from vessel acquisitions to ownership transition.
  • Secured a substantial infusion of capital to aid a business in economic duress.

Memberships & Awards


  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (1993-2020)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • University of Washington, Department of Economics, Visiting Committee Member (2000-present)
  • University of Washington, Department of Ophthalmology, Community Action Board Member (2010-present)




United States District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

Washington State

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