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Real Estate

Attorneys

Real Estate

  • Representing landlords and tenants in regard to office, apartment and retail properties, warehouse and light industrial facilities and "build to suit" projects; typical transactions involve 5,000 to 100,000 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

Construction

  • 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