Fraser Mendel founded the law firm Mendel Owens PS in 2014 after 18 years practicing in large international firms. He works with clients in domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly in the area of technology licensing and advising companies expanding internationally. He has represented clients throughout Asia, including in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Singapore. He worked in Beijing from 1996 to 2008 as an attorney, and before that spent 5 years in the ‘80s and early ‘90s in Taiwan studying Chinese and working as a journalist. In 2008 Fraser relocated his legal practice to Seattle, and has been actively working on issues connecting Seattle to Asia. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Washington State China Relations Council, on the Board of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, and is the past Chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section. He also serves as legal counsel to the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington, and mentors law school students at both the University of Washington and Seattle University. Fraser received his B.A. in Asian Studies from Pomona College, his J.D from the University of Washington, where he was a Managing Editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, and concurrently received an M.A. in International Studies (China) from the Jackson School of International Studies. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Fraser writes and speaks regularly on issues related to cross-border legal issues. He is admitted to practice in the States of Washington and New York. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.