Real Estate Purchases and Sales

In our role as lead transactional counsel for a large developer and owner/manager, we have since 2007 handled acquisitions and dispositions of substantial urban office, retail, and multi-family properties and development sites in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.

Leases and Ground Leases

Our landlord clients include developers of urban office towers, retail centers, mixed-use projects, and suburban business parks, and institutional and individual owners of portfolios of single-tenant and multi-tenant properties.

Real Estate Finance

As borrower’s counsel for developers and owners, we have negotiated and handled the closing of hundreds of acquisition, A&D, construction and permanent loans with banks, conduit lenders, life insurance companies, and other institutional and private lenders.

Joint Ventures and LLCs

Our clients frequently operate or invest in joint ventures with institutions, other developers and builders, and other investors.

Business Planning, Organization, and Financing

Our business practice includes all aspects of general business representation for entrepreneurs and closely held businesses, including start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, financing, employment, executive compensation, and other commercial transactions.

Construction Contracts, Architect Agreements, and Integrated Project Delivery

Our construction law practice is focused on the needs of owners and developers.

Master Planned Communities, Mixed-Use Projects, and Condominiums

We have assisted a regional developer with several master planned communities in the Puget Sound region.

Conservation Easements, Rural Property, and Water Rights

We represent several land trusts and a national conservation organization in their land protection efforts.


We have been involved in all phases of operations of a public homebuilder, including land acquisition and financing, joint ventures with investors and other builders, and the drafting of customized purchase and sale agreements for the sale of homes.