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Matt Iwama

Matt  Iwama

333 5th Ave S
Kent, Washington 98032
United States

Telephone: 253 520 7671
Facsimile: 253 520 7326
Firm: Iwama Law Firm
Practice Overview:
Our firm offers legal services in areas that include:

Bankruptcy law and debt settlement: We help clients determine whether Chapter 7, Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy is an option for them or whether debt settlement may more effectively resolve their financial difficulties.

Wills, trusts and estate planning: Our firm provides comprehensive, diplomatic and knowledgeable guidance that addresses goals and wishes relating to our clients' legacies. We help make sure that their wishes are fulfilled when the time comes. We offer probate that is sensitive to our clients' needs, helping clients navigate through this complicated legal process smoothly.

Real estate law: As a real estate broker who has had more than 25 years of success in the real estate industry, attorney Matt Iwama is uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive real estate legal guidance to clients.

Escrow: When you are embarking on a transaction that is complicated, involving many players and components, we offer escrow services to facilitate a smooth transaction.

Business formation: Our firm provides comprehensive guidance related to the kind of entity to choose, governance and other matters related to new business enterprises.

Immigration: As an immigrant himself, our founding lawyer understands the issues that immigrants face and can help you navigate through the USCIS bureaucracy.


Professional Profile:
Emigrating from Japan in 1981, I was thoroughly convinced that life in the USA offered the values and virtue I so desired. After deciding to make America my home, I was able to start a construction company by 1984. By 1986, I was building homes and since then I have been serving the company as president. I have been involved with hundreds of projects and have an extensive hands-on knowledge of construction methods, processes, and the full range of governmental issues that too often implicate today's builders. The company's main business has been land development and construction of new homes.

If you are looking for a lawyer who has experience in fields other than the practice of law, you have found me. I know the high and the low points of life and each turn of my life has made me more compassionate about people's hardship, more passionate about helping people and more understating of the nature of human beings. I believe that this non-law related experience has made me a better lawyer.

I am also a Real Estate Broker with twenty-five years of construction and land development experience. In the past I have been a mortgage broker and I have also originated residential and commercial loans. I have an extensive knowledge of lending law and this experience has been very useful in negotiating short sales and loan modifications in today's adverse real estate market.

I am currently admitted as a member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar. I am fluent in Japanese: speaking, reading, and writing.

I provide legal service in the areas of:

1) General real estate matters including but not limited to

Purchase and Sale Agreement

Short Sale Negotiation

Loan modification

Boundary Dispute

Real Estate Brokerage

Landlord tenant issue

2) Construction related matters including but not limited to

Construction Documents

Dispute with Contractor

Construction Warrant

Administrative Matters with Labor and Industry

3) Debt Consolidation and Bankruptcy

Negotiation and Settling of Debt

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

4) Wills and Trust

Estate Planning



Power of Attorney

5) Immigration

K1, K2, K3 Visa


Permanent Resident (Green Card)

Affiliations & Memberships:
Washington State Bar, State Bar of California.
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
American Immigration Lawyers Association

When the weather is nice I enjoy cycling and in the winters I enjoy snow skiing. While at home I also enjoy curling up with a good book or relaxing to the soothing sounds of classical music.