Paul Tonella


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
E: F: 206.623.3384



Paul Tonella practices in Keller Rohrback’s business group, where he represents closely held companies in corporate, tax, succession planning, and real estate. Mr. Tonella assists clients with corporate structuring and formation of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, and joint ventures. He provides advice and assistance to businesses on a variety of ongoing business issues, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions and finance.

Washington State Bar Association, Member, Real Property and Probate Trust Section, Business Section

Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA), Board Member

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Association, Past Board Member

Explorer West Middle School, Past Board Member

“Construction Taxes,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2008)

“Choice of Entity and Other Business Start-up Issues,” Washington State Bar Association (1998, 2002, 2007)

“Buying and Selling the Mom and Pop Business in Washington,” NBI (2004, 2006)

“Joining Forces – Joint Ventures,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2005)

“Estate Planning,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2004)

“Asset Protection Planning,” NBI (2002)

“Limited Liability Companies, the Entity of Choice in Washington,” NBI (1999)

“Buying and Selling a Business,” CPA Law Forum (1999)

“Buying and Selling a Business,” Washington State Society of CPA’s (1999)

“Bankruptcy Primer: Discharging Tax Liability,” Washington State Society of CPA’s (1998)

“Basic Corporate Law,” National Business Institute (NBI) (1997)


University of Washington
B.A., Business Administration (Accounting, Quantitative Methods), 1985

University of Washington School of Law
J.D., 1989

Bar/Court Admissions

1989, Washington

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

1990, U.S. Tax Court