Olivia E. Gonzalez - Associate, Seattle

Olivia E. Gonzalez

Associate | Seattle


Olivia Gonzalez is a business attorney with the law firm of Stokes Lawrence, where she advises businesses, entrepreneurs and real estate investors in a variety of commercial transactions. She assists companies throughout the business lifecycle, from entity formation, through operations and management, and the sale, merger or disposition of the business.

Admissions

  • Washington, 2009

Education

  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A. in Government and Spanish (2005)

Recognition & Honors

  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers (2019)

Publications & Presentations

  • "Ethics in Business Law Transactions," co-presenter with Mike Garner, WSBA Business Law Section Mid-Year CLE (May 2016)
  • "Does Your Business Comply With Washington's Newly Amended Data Breach Notification Law?" author, blog post, Stokes Law Briefs (June 2015) 
  • "Best Practices for Retaining Employee Records," author, blog post, Stokes Law Briefs(September 2014)
  • "Recent Arbitration Law Developments - Washington State & Federal Law," Co-presenter with Mat Harrington, Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute CLE (August 2014)
  • "Should You Include Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts?" Co-presenter with Mat Harrington, Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute Client Workshop (August 2014)
  • "Record Retention Laws & Tips to Stay in Compliance," Presenter, Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute Client Workshop (August 2014)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Member, Washington State Bar Young Lawyer's Division
  • Member, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Board Member, Bellevue Youth Link Board

Background & Interests

After taking the bar exam in 2008, Olivia accepted a Fulbright Grant to Spain where she and fellow Fulbright Scholars established the first-ever Model United Nations curriculum throughout secondary schools in Northern Spain. Olivia enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and son.