Real Estate

Real Estate

  • Representing landlords and tenants in all types of leasing transactions, including with regard to office, apartment and retail properties, warehouse and light industrial facilities and “build to suit” projects. Typical transactions involve 10,000 square feet to 250,000 square feet
  • Assisting sellers and purchasers of office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, industrial properties and resorts; most transactions are in the $5,000,000 to $100,000,000 range
  • Assisting investors and developers to form and finance special purpose entities to own, develop, convert and dispose of apartment, office, recreational and industrial properties
  • Developing land use strategies and providing permitting advice to developers and owners dealing with city, county and state administrative authorities throughout the Northwest
  • Serving as counsel for the financing of a hotel property acquisitions and negotiating hotel management agreements
  • Representing home builders, owners, tenants and others in wide variety of litigation involving real estate claims
  • Assisting clients in the purchase, sale, financing and development of environmentally impaired or contaminated properties, including negotiating cleanup orders with regulatory agencies and litigating cost recovery actions when necessary


We represent owners, lenders and other parties involved in construction projects and resulting disputes. Representative work includes:

  • Representing owners in regard to development, design and construction activities; projects include office buildings, apartment buildings, transit facilities, bank buildings, distribution centers, convention centers and resorts
  • Defending the owner of a major hotel against claims by a general contractor for $2 million in change orders; obtained dismissal of $1.6 million in claims through summary judgment motions and settled the remainder of the case with credit for attorney fees
  • Representing nonprofit owners in development of iconic facilities, including a multi-stage theater, a ten-story social services building headquarters with low income housing, an aquarium and an eight-story state-of-the-art green office building
  • Representing numerous property owners in connection with disputes over defective work, lien claims and related matters
  • Assisting numerous clients with land use and permitting issues
  • Pursuing and defending numerous million dollar-plus claims by owners, engineers, architects and governmental entities