John McDowall

Attorney – Principal

(206) 727-2745



Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Commercial Leases and Ground Leases

  • Real Estate Finance and Commercial Lending Joint Ventures, Entity Formation and Development Agreements

  • Business Transactions; M+A

  • Construction and Design Contracts



  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995

  • BA, Political Science, BA, Humanities, Seattle University, 1992



  • Carney Badley Spellman, Seattle

  • Partner, 2001-2018, Associate, 1995-2001



  • Named by Washington Super Lawyers magazine and Super Lawyers Business Edition as one of the top attorneys in Washington State 2013-2018.

  • Board of Regents, Seattle University

  • Board of Trustees, Seattle Prep High School

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association

  • Member, Seattle-King County Bar Association

  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)

  • Member, Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)

  • Member, Association for General Contractors (AGC)

Projects and Speaking Engagements