Daniel John Ichinaga is a business attorney, which means his clients trust him to worry for them. He serves as the chair of the firm’s business section, and his practice includes business and nonprofit formation, succession planning, business mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, employment law, private offerings of securities, and outside general counsel work.
Daniel’s clients value his judgment, analysis, and critical eye to help them navigate difficult legal issues, structure their business relationships to fairly allocate rewards and risks, and move towards achieving their goals and dreams. Daniel represents individuals and both profit and nonprofit entities, including higher education and religious nonprofits.
Daniel sees his practice as a life-long pursuit of developing the judgment and skills to serve others. He deeply appreciates the matters entrusted to him by his clients and works hard to earn and maintain their trust.
- Seattle Pacific University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1980
- University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, J.D., 1983
Daniel was a member of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and served as its Vice-Chair in 1996 and its Chair in 1997 and 1998. He also serves on the board of directors of Seattle Kendo Kai, the oldest kendo dojo in the Pacific Northwest.
He holds the rank of yondan (4th degree black belt) in kendo. His blank verse play, Weeds, played to sold-out audiences at the Seattle Fringe Festival (2000) and he has appeared in a number of local plays.
As a young attorney, Daniel had the honor and privilege of serving on the legal team for Gordon Hirabayashi in the case and appeal that overturned Gordon’s infamous convictions for opposing the wartime curfew and internment imposed on Japanese-Americans located on the West Coast.
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