Leif M. Ormseth

Attorney - Principal


(206) 957-6941



Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Purchases and Sales
  • Joint Ventures and LLCs
  • Business Planning, Organization and Financing
  • Leases and Ground Leases



  • Harvard Law School, JD cum laude, 1989
  • University of Colorado, MA, Mathematics, 1984
  • Whitman College, BA, Mathematics, 1981


Before FKSDO

  • Heller Ehrman LLP, Seattle
    Partner, 1997-2005
    Associate, 1989-1996



“Superlawyer,” Washington Law & Politics;

“Who’s Who in Real Estate,” Top 40 Real Estate Lawyers, Washington Law & Politics

Also admitted to practice in Oregon

Member, Washington State Bar Association Creditor-Debtor and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections

Member, Oregon State Bar Association Real Estate and Land Use Section

Board Member, The Harbor School

Past President, Board Member, Maury Island Land Trust

Former Board Member, Argonaut Housing Association

Enjoys skiing, piano, cycling, motorbikes, coaching youth sports, time with family