TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 3, 2018) – Justin D. Farmer, 36, Founder and President of Private Practice Transitions, Inc., a Gig Harbor-based professional business brokerage, has been named to South Sound Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 list for 2018.

South Sound’s Business’ 40 Under 40 recognizes community leaders under 40 years old who are thriving in their respective industries and making a mark in the South Sound region. Nominations brought forward outstanding candidates for consideration — individuals who have accomplished a significant amount and made great contributions to their business or organizational workplace and the community overall. Close to 100 nominations were received in 2018, and analyzed, debated, and judged by the South Sound Business editorial board, resulting in a strong group of nominees to represent the community.

Justin is a lawyer, licensed business broker, and entrepreneur. He launched Private Practice Transitions in 2014 after having gone through the arduous task of vetting a private practice that he intended to purchase. He now leverages his unique background and has facilitated deals for more than 40 professional services firms since founding the company.

Justin has served as an Assistant Attorney General, private practitioner, and legal recruiter. He first attended the University of Washington where he received a Bachelor of Science having studied Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Finance. Justin then attended Seattle University Law School where he served on the Student Bar Association as President and Treasurer, participated in Moot Court competitions, clerked for a Superior Court Judge, worked for a boutique real estate and business law firm, and interned with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Department of Assigned Counsel.

After graduation, Justin served as an Assistant Attorney General in Olympia where he acted as “in-house” counsel to Washington’s largest state agency and provided advice to various “business” divisions within the organization. He also has several years of business law experience, both transactional and litigation work. Justin has extensive experience as a legal recruiter and has mentored countless young professionals on the art of networking and career transitions.

Justin recently earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The CBI is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker.