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)