Law Offices of Michael Galletch

Well-prepared means proven experience and tireless effort

Businesses and individuals throughout the Puget Sound have sought out Mike Galletch as a partner to guide them through all sorts of matters and problems – large, small, and in between.


  • Drafted hundreds of commercial contracts, such as NDA, master services, vendors and suppliers, licenses, SaaS
  • Negotiated and drafted sales and acquisitions agreements of over $200M in value
  • Serve as primary and outside general counsel to businesses across various industries
  • Advised numerous boards, owners, and executives on corporate governance issues and matters
  • Work directly with HR from hiring through termination
  • Wrote and negotiated scores of commercial leases (office, retail, and industrial)

Some Examples of Mike’s Work

  • Managed issues and disputes in complex real estate development involving layers of entities, local and federal tax credits, and multiple financing sources
  • Helped guide to conclusion multiple drafts of documents for equity sale of joint UK-USA companies to multi-national buyer
  • Negotiated and drafted licensing and manufacturing agreements to protect brand and designs of fast rising designer
  • Structured set up of start-up for multiple rounds of investments, maintaining governance in founders and key
  • Overcame California’s employee-friendly laws to obtain very favorable settlement for, and preserving the good reputation of, WA based national company
  • Orchestrated amicable resolution to dispute over ownership of music content involving national recording company
  • Defended partner against multi-million dollar claims arising from downtown developments
  • Defeated misappropriation and unfair competition claim asserted against software developer
  • Established interference by landlord, and resolved for pennies on the dollar landlord’s claim against popular establishment
  • Key part of small team managing issues and negotiating multiple documents for seller to global entertainment company
  • In the midst of a bitter break-up of law firm, fended off $2+ million claim and the deceptive statements and aggressive tactics of other lawyer

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A consummate professional

  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
  • National Order of Barristers
    (invited member)
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • National Moot Court Appellate
    Team Member
  • CALI Award for Excellence (Professional Responsibility)

Teaching & public presentations

  • Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Forensics course, 2011-2019
  • CLE Presenter, “Evidence and Objections Bootcamp” by WA State Bar, 2012
  • William M. Factory Incubator, Business Mentor, 2006-2010
  • Regional Small Business Development Program, Instructor, 2007-2008

Service to the profession

  • Professionalism Committee, Washington State Bar Association, 2009-2010
  • Court Rules & Procedure Committee, Washington State Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, founding member (no longer active member)


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit