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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Thomas C. Bell

Seattle Office, Perkins Coie LLP

1201 Third Avenue, 40th Floor Phone: (206) 583-8845
Seattle, WA 98101-3099 Fax: (206) 583-8500
Web site: www.perkinscoie.com E-mail: bellt@perkinscoie.com

Areas of Emphasis

  • Internet and electronic commerce
  • Partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations
  • Business transactions
  • General counsel to privately held businesses

Representative Clients

  • General counsel and business counsel to variety of privately held businesses, including an industry root certificate authority, internet search engine and internet advertising agency
  • Counsel to national retailer in launch of major on-line ecommerce project
  • E-commerce counsel to on-line retailer of computer products

Speeches and Publications

  • Speech, "Bringing a Business On-Line," University of Washington Law School (1998)
  • Speech, "Revenue Based Internet Linking Agreements," University of Washington Law School (1997)
  • Speech, "A Business Lawyer's Perspective on the Internet," Washington State Bar Association, Business Section Midyear Meeting (1996)
  • Speech, "REITs: Resurgence of a Real Estate Investment Vehicle," for the Belden°Club°(1993)
  • Author, "RTC Gives a Great Opportunity for Japanese Investor," Gekkan Kaigai Chuzai (September/October 1992)


  • Brigham Young University, B.A. (International Relations), 1984
  • Brigham Young University, M.A. (International and Area Studies), 1986
  • Columbia University Law School, J.D., 1988
    Note and Comment Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 1987-88

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington


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