Business law and business formation

Business law

Good business law advice supports your success

Partnering with a business law attorney increases your chances of success. That is true whether you are a new entrepreneur or an established business, a sole proprietor or a corporation,

GSJones Law Group partner, Norman Short, stands ready to put his 25+ years of experience in Washington State business law to work for your business.  Due to his lengthy experience in the formation of business entities Norm offers seasoned advice to businesses. He advises businesses every step of the way through business formation, starting with drafting the first documents and preparing and reviewing business contracts.

Norman Short works with most business structures.

  • Sole proprietors
  • Limited liability companies
  • Cooperatives
  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Partnerships

We are flexible to meet your needs. Whether you need a retainer to provide regular advice or contract review on an as-needed basis, we structure our relationship to meet your needs. In addition, Norm often serves as general corporate counsel to local businesses.

Business law experience plus advanced training and experience in tax law

As a tax attorney with an advanced legal degree (LL.M.) in tax law, Norman Short’s business tax knowledge is especially relevant to the needs of most businesses. He also represents clients before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service.

Additionally, employment law advice saves your business time, staff and lawsuits

Alongside business legal advice and tax advice, good employee relations is another key to business success. A review of your employee manual, personnel contracts and practices helps you to:

  • retain good employees
  • ensure that you are treating your employees fairly
  • terminate and discipline in a legal manner
  • prevent lawsuits

Labor law attorney, Chalmers Johnson, works with businesses to support good employee relations. And, good employee relations with clear policies contribute much to the success of the business. Put his 20+ years of experience to work for you.

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Call or message for a business law consultation today!

Tax law, business law and employment law appointments available at both our Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island offices.

Based in Port Orchard, WA with a branch on Bainbridge Island, GSJones Law Group, P.S., represents Kitsap County residents, as well as business clients from throughout surrounding counties and communities. Among the communities are Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Silverdale, Seabeck, Belfair, Banner, Olalla, Poulsbo,  Bethel, Navy Yard City, Fernwood, Purdy. Clients also come from Bainbridge Island and Vashon Island, as well as surrounding areas in Mason County, and Jefferson County.

Norman Short: tax and business law attorney

Norman K Short

Business law, estate planning law, tax law and IRS representation

Norman K Short (Norm) focuses on tax, estate planning, and business law. If you need tax planning, IRS representation, tax compliance advice, or probate, Norm has the experience you are looking for. While Norm often represents individuals, he also has extensive experience with businesses in many aspects of commercial law. Especially relevant is his experience as a general corporate counsel. Also noteworthy is his experience forming new businesses. He also serves as a general accounting advisor to businesses.

26 years business and tax law experience with an advanced degree in tax law

With this comprehensive set of skills, you can feel confident in consulting Norm about your personal and business finances.

Norm is one of the few attorneys in Kitsap County with wide experience in representing clients before the IRS. He is especially skilled in using the IRS offers in compromise rules to make it possible for taxpayers to pay only what they can afford.

Norman Short: Estate Planning Law for estates that include businesses

Norm’s background and training in business and tax law make him your best choice for estate planning.  This is especially if you have an estate that includes businesses and complex tax situations. Yet, don’t hesitate to consult him for more routine estate matters.

Norm is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, United States District Court, United States Tax Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as the Internal Revenue Service.

Norm earned his undergraduate degree, Bachelor’s of Science, Business Administration with an accounting major from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho in 1987. He sat for and passed the Certified Public Accounting exam just prior to entering law school. He received his law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law, in Moscow, Idaho in 1991. From there, Norm attended the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and obtained his Masters in Laws, Taxation, an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. 

Norm and his family are proud Kitsap County residents. They live near the Hood Canal where he and his wife joyfully raise their three sons. 

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. Tax Court, 1995

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida – 1992
LL.M, Taxation
University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
J.D. – 1991
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
B.S. – 1987
Major: Accounting

 

Make an appointment with Norman Short for a consultation on any business law, tax law, estate planning or probate matter.

Business law, tax law, estate planning law or probate appointments are available at our Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island offices.