Douglass A. Raff,



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T 206.389.1766


Executive Assistant

Misa Olsen



Doug focuses his practice on business planning, mergers and acquisitions, closely held and family businesses, and corporate law.

Doug has been named a Washington Super Lawyer®, one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers®, and has achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.



Doug has long been a civic leader in the Seattle community. He is Chair of the Seattle Museum Development Authority, Board Chair of the Bullitt Foundation and serves on the board of the Seattle Parks Foundation.


He is a director emeritus of the National Board of the Trust for Public Land. Doug was Chairman of the Seattle 2000 Commission, has served as director of Harbor Properties, Inc., Redhook Ale Brewery, Sasquatch Publishing Company, and Pacific Search Press, and has been a trustee for the Pacific Science Center, the Coalition for Open Government, the Seattle Architectural Foundation, the Corporate Council for the Arts, the Pilchuck Glass Studio, and the Washington Environmental Council.

Doug received his A.B. from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1961 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1964.


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