Zachary A. Stambaugh


Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Real Estate Law

Zach is a full-service business attorney, focusing on the transactional side of law. He can assist you from the beginning to the end of your business. He can help you select your choice of entity, and negotiate your lease, hire employees, let some go, contract for equipment, or negotiate the terms of your next big project, when you are ready to retire, he can help you sell your business too.

Wherever you are, there’s a next step. Zach will help you to chose that next step, and implement it. Whether it’s resolving a crisis, or seizing an opportunity, or answering a question he can move you to a better position.

Routine Business Tasks: business or non-profit formation, contract drafting, demand letters, non-compete agreements, intellectual property assignments. Recover and update or correct corporate documents such as bylaws, or articles of incorporation. Hiring letters, or employment contracts, terminations, employee handbooks.
Advising boards of non-profits. Often these involve real estate law, whether landlord tenant issues from either side, or purchase and sale of land, or negotiation of easements or HOA issues.
He also has done estate planning, adoptions, and temporary juvenile guardianships (useful if you are going out of country and need to leave someone in charge of your child.)

Additionally, Zach is familiar with firearms law. He can help you with NFA Trusts, rights restorations, 922(r) compliance, and FFL licensure.

Professional Service

2021 - Present
Transactional Associate - Yakima, WA

2015 - 2021
Stambaugh Law
Transactional Attorney - Yakima, WA

2014 - 2015
Mark Knapp, PLLC
Rule 9 Associate - Yakima, WA

University Legal Assistance at Gonzaga
Clinical Intern - Spokane, WA

2002 - 2003
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Paralegal/Victim Witness Assistant (Intern) - Yakima, WA

Licensure & Associations
Community Service
Personal Activities

January 2018

"Zach, we will definitely reach out to you for all of our business legal questions or issues. You are such a knowledgeable and easy person to talk to. We will refer you to all of our family and friends."

March 2017

"Zach is helping me set up the paperwork for a small business I am currently doing as a sideline. He has been wonderful and pointing out issues that I haven't even considered. He believes strongly that preparing properly for the future can make "all the difference in the world". We have a lot of work ahead of us. I may wear him out. I appreciate his PASSION and ENTHUSIASM."

February 2017

"Zach has helped out with starting a non-profit and with negotiating a few business deals. He gives me exactly what I need."

Tonilynn Savage
July 2017

"Mr. Stambaugh is a skilled advocate for his clients, as well as reasonable to work with. I fully endorse this attorney."

April 2017

"Mr. Stambaugh was hired to review and handle negotiations regarding a labor contract. Initial consult was free and he was reasonable in his fees. More importantly, his insights into the contract were exceptional, concise and clear; the contract was finalized with clear language that protected clients interests and gave client fair compensation."