Born and educated in Louisiana, Brad Buckhalter moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991. After working at a number of law-firm jobs from mailroom employee to document clerk, he realized that he was destined to become an attorney, so he enrolled at Seattle University School of Law, where he received his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1999.
For nearly a decade, Brad served as general counsel for Tacoma-based Associated Petroleum Products, Inc. In this capacity, he became an experienced advisor to directors, owners and senior managers in the petroleum distribution industry, dealing with the structuring, drafting and negotiating of corporate and commercial transactions, business and strategic initiatives, risk management, and litigation. After Associated Petroleum was acquired by Fortune 500 World Fuel Services, Inc., Brad continued to support both Associated Petroleum and World Fuel Services’ North America Land Division as senior counsel until joining GTH.
Brad focuses on business, commercial and transactional law at GTH, supporting the day-to-day and long-term legal needs of our businesses clients and helping them identify and mitigate risks, structure favorable contracts and transactions, and build and maintain successful enterprises. He particularly enjoys the opportunities he has here to work with experienced and engaging colleagues in an environment where he learns something new every day.
When he’s not working, Brad likes to read, listen to music and spend time with his family. He and his wife have two children, two dogs and three cats.
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