We offer a complete range of business legal services, including business litigation, corporate disputes, and legal support for major transactions. Our Managing Partner, Eric Helmy, is not only a Seattle and Portland business attorney, but also an entrepreneur. This means that in addition to understanding business law, he can help you apply it to make your business stronger.


Eric Helmy

Business Attorney

Eric is not only a professional business attorney, but he is also the founder and managing partner of Northwest Business Law LLC. One of his core beliefs is that we must make the most of life. Driven by this belief, he brings an intensity, focus, and purpose to everything he does, which is extremely valuable when you need to settle a business dispute. His goal is to successfully integrate all aspects of life: work, family, training, and concern for the welfare of others.

To be the best professional business lawyer he can be, Eric consistently searches for better ways to serve his clients. That means listening attentively to what each client needs, helping them focus their business objectives when necessary, and designing legal strategies to meet those business objectives. It also means keeping up with the latest in legal education and entrepreneurial strategies. Guiding his client’s toward successful outcomes was a driving force behind Eric’s founding of NW Business Law LLC.

Eric has been passionate about conservation his entire life. An ecology major at Cornell University, Eric focuses his pro bono efforts on protecting wildlife and wild places. He founded NW Business Law LLC to be an example of how to run a sustainable practice and hopes to inspire this in his clients.

Away from the office, Eric is a serial entrepreneur with interests in software applications and diverse creative opportunities, and he uses that perspective to help guide his clients. His training and competition as an Ironman® triathlete teach him powerful lessons in focus, discipline, tenacity, and breaking down complex situations into workable tasks.

All of these pursuits help Eric achieve a balanced and fulfilled life and success as a corporate attorney. From this position, his goal is to help design successful outcomes for all clients at NW Business Law LLC.


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes