About Us

We're Tough. We're Fearless.

We get the job done.

Harris Sliwoski is an international law firm with lawyers in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Beijing, Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Lisbon. With over a decade in business, we know how important it is to understand our clients’ businesses and goals. We rely on our strong client relationships, our experience and our professional network to help us get the job done.

 

 

We Help Our Clients Succeed.

We strive to build rock solid client relationships from day one. Our first step is always to get to know you, your business, your goals, and your bottom line. Taking a comprehensive look at your big picture helps us determine the right legal strategy for you.

Our ultimate goal is to help your business succeed. To that end, we keep our firm small and highly collaborative and we keep you informed. And, by offering flat fee options for some of our most common services, we keep our rates predictable and affordable.

We Protect Your Bottom Line.

The best legal strategy is worthless if it’s financially unsustainable. When we draft a legal plan, we keep our client’s overall goals in mind—and that includes their budget. Spending time and money preparing for unnecessary contingencies is a sign of a poor tactician, both in business and in law.

We protect your time and your resources. Unlike most firms, we offer convenient flat fee billing on roughly ninety percent of our work. As seasoned professionals, we know how long a project is going to take and how to price it accordingly.

View our Practice Areas to learn more about our legal services.

We Are Pioneers.

Staying ahead in today’s global markets takes constant growth and innovation. To meet the needs of our dynamic clientele, we work hard to keep our practice in step with the latest legal, economic, and technological trends shaping international business.

Our commitment to staying at the forefront of our field has made us a leading resource among prominent media outlets, universities, and professional organizations around the world. Most importantly, however, our forward-thinking philosophy helps us anticipate the challenges our clients face when doing business in emerging markets and in fast-growing industries.

We Get You Out Of Tight Spots.

Smart legal work starts with choosing the right tool for the right job. What works in Pusan, Korea, may not work in Dalian, China or in Hanoi, Vietnam. We look at every problem in its context to find the most effective solution. If that means hard-nosed litigation, we’ll do it. If the problem lends itself to mediation or negotiation, we’ll use those channels instead.

If the solution calls for a special skill we don’t offer, we will find the right team for it. Our close relationships with a global network of consultants, experts, and local legal counsel ensure that our clients receive unparalleled legal service wherever they need it.

Learn more about our International Law practice.

We Are Well Connected.

Pushing into new markets requires a vast network. Harris Sliwoski is a proud member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the largest global alliance of law, accounting, and consulting firms. This invite-only membership connects us with the best legal and business professionals across the globe and benefits our clients wherever they do business.

Learn more about GGI.

Don’t Worry. We’ve got you covered.

We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. With decades of collective experience and millions of travel miles under our belts, Harris Sliwoski lawyers have what it takes to put your mind at ease. We have worked with hundreds of clients whose businesses span many different continents and industries. No matter the country or the industry, our staunch commitment to the success of our clients remains the same.

16
Years in Business
~38m
Miles Traveled
18,888
Shots of Espresso Per Year

A Bold Approach to Legal Matters.

Harris Sliwoski’s commitment to exceptional work has made us a leading name in international law, IP and cannabis. Yet we are always seeking to further build our global connections and our dynamic team. We welcome the opportunity to talk with bold, innovative legal professionals who identify with our values and our vision.

Harris Sliwoski Team

Our Client's Successes

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

user icon Andrea Barona Valladolid, Senior Legal Counsel Fairphone

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

Harris Sliwoski has been an amazing resource for our company as we navigated entering the Hemp CBD market. We had our website and content reviewed, and they assisted in the production of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. The work was thorough, and all of our questions were answered quickly.

user icon MaryRuth's

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

user icon Three Continents Foods LLC

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive