Fairwood, Washington Real Estate Lawyers

Renton, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(206) 729-4777 707 Grady Avenue South
Renton, WA 98058
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Renton, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 444-5660 14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd
Renton, WA 98058
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Theresa Thi Nguyen
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Renton, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(425) 998-7295 1500 Benson Rd. South #203
Renton, WA 98055
Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Nova Southeastern University
Theresa is an expert in legal matters pertaining to Tax, Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate. With a Masters in Taxation from UW, her knowledge and expertise in these matters surpass the majority of her peers. She uses her abilities to give back and add value to Seattle-Tacoma, which has nurtured her into the attorney she is today.
Synthia Melton
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Tukwila, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98032
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Seattle University School of Law
Synthia Melton is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Dimension Law Group. Synthia’s practice focuses on Business Law and Commercial and Residential Real Estate, including Landlord-Tenant matters. Synthia works primarily with real estate investors and small business owners on matters involving complex transactional and litigation matters. She also serves as general counsel to various small to mid-size businesses throughout Washington State.

In 2016 and 2017, Synthia was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an award given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state. Synthia has a passion for working with Seattle’s small to mid-size business owners, assisting with...
Howard Hornreich
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Kent, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(253) 639-0127 23101 144th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
Real Estate, Business and Products Liability
Southwestern Law School
Julie Martiniello
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Tukwila, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(206) 973-3500 130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Gary Olof Olson
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Renton, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(425) 251-9313 3900 E Valley Rd Suite 204
Renton, WA 98057
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Eugenie D. Rivers
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Bellevue, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
23040 130th Ave NW
Suite D-150
Bellevue, WA 98005
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Securities
University of Washington School of Law
I am an entrepreneurial, collaborative senior attorney with 20+ years of experience across diverse industries, with a focus on securities, banking/finance, corporate governance, real estate and commercial finance transactions. I am a former Davis Wright Tremaine partner, technology company General Counsel, and bank Corporate Counsel, with demonstrated success in providing timely, balanced, and practical advice to senior executives teams. I also have a strong business background in banking, financial analysis, and accounting. I am highly regarded by clients and colleagues for the ability to understand and translate complex legal issues into practical business advice, and to negotiate...
Bryn Peterson
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Mercer Island, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(206) 498-3354 PO Box 1248
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Real Estate, Agricultural, Business and IP
Corporate Counsel - Intellectual Property / Commercial Real Estate / Corporate Law
Diverse legal background with 15+ years’ experience delivering comprehensive legal support on a variety of corporate matters including contracts, mergers, and acquisitions, real-estate, insurance, risk management, capital projects, taxation, and audits. Demonstrated expertise in managing outside counsel and associated costs. Possess the range of qualifications to function successfully in both in-house and contract capacities for companies across varied sectors including technology, food/beverage, and agriculture.

Contract Negotiations
Capital Expenditures
Corporate & Regulatory Compliance
Risk Assessment & Mitigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Trademark & Software Licensing
Trademarks
Client Relationship Management

J. David Huhs
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Bellevue, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(206) 745-2044 5806 119th Ave SE, Suite A #288
Bellevue, WA 98006
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Oregon School of Law
Dave's practice includes the representation of companies, homeowners associations, contractors, landlords/tenants and individuals in civil litigation, transactional matters, and bankruptcy.
Mike Pratum
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Auburn, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(206) 718-7679 30510 122nd Pl SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Auburn Lawyer, L.L.C. is a small legal services office that caters to individual clients who have Family Law or other personal and some small business legal matters. We do not handle felony criminal matters, bankruptcy, employment law or collection matters. Mike Pratum has extensive prior experience in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury and Misdemeanor Criminal matters, as well as cases involving alcoholism or drug addiction. His goal is to make sure each client has a clearly defined budget for their hourly billed services, so an accurate forecast can be made...
Matt Iwama
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Kent, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 520-7671 333 5th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Immigration
Concord Law School
As a small business owner, I have worked with many professionals, including lawyers. Through my experience with lawyers, I became intrigued by the highly litigious role of the attorney in our society. Like doctors who use preventive medicine to help their patients avoid sickness and disease, lawyers can help their clients avoid unnecessary hardships. Lawyers help direct their clients to prevent personal and property damage or mitigate larger losses by directing them towards the proper course of action. Like preventive medicine, preventive law is more cost-effective than going through litigation. Most of what we really need to know in life cannot...
Matt Iwama
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Kent, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(253) 656-4851 333 5th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Patricia Army
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Bellevue, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 619-2335 4957 Lakemont Blvd. SE, Suite C-4 #133
Bellevue, WA 98006
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Joe Hochman
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Sammamish, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(425) 392-1548 4580 Klahanie Drive S.E., Suite 165
Sammamish, WA 98029
Real Estate, Business and IP
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington
Joe is an experienced Real Estate, Business, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property lawyer. Licensed to practice law in WA, OR and AZ, Joe represents clients throughout North America. In addition, Joe is an actively licensed Real Estate Broker who handles residential and commercial transactions for clients. Hochman Legal Group, PLLC is dedicated to providing innovative service and special attention to each client. Our philosophy is to provide clients with unmatched legal services and business advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Joe Hochman, Managing Attorney
Hochman Legal Group, PLLC
(425) 392-1548
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Joe Gordon Jr.
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney
(253) 620-6500 1201 Pacific Ave #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
Stanford Law School
Joe Gordon, Jr. joined GTH in 1968 and has been a pillar of the firm and of the legal community in the Pacific Northwest for many years. He has tried superior court cases involving a wide range of civil litigation matters in 26 of Washington’s 39 counties. As a Washington State Assistant Attorney General, he served as a trial attorney for the Department of Labor & Industries in both the Olympia and Seattle offices.

In private practice, Joe has regularly represented rental property owners and management companies on landlord-tenant matters. He has also represented both employers and injured workers on industrial...
John C. Guadnola
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(253) 620-6410 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
University of Colorado Law School
John Guadnola is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background and impressive record of success in his practice areas, which include antitrust litigation, alcohol regulation, copyright and trademark litigation, and complex litigation. As Executive Director and General Counsel of the Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors, John is also actively involved in alcohol regulation issues on the legislative level and enforcement levels.

As co-lead counsel in a case of national significance (Costco v. Hoen), John represented distributor intervenors in a successful effort to defend Washington State laws governing distribution and sale of beer and wine against an antitrust claim brought...
Hunter G Jeffers
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Municipal
University of Washington School of Law
As a fourth generation Washington lawyer, Hunter developed an early interest in the legal profession. He was drawn to the profession’s challenges and complexities, as well as the sound judgment required of good lawyers. Hunter pursued his interest at the University of Washington School of Law. There he researched and authored reports on modern legal issues for Law School Dean Kellye Testy and served as managing editor of the Washington International Law Journal. Hunter also served as a legal extern to United States District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan. Hunter’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation, municipal liability, insurance...
Scott Martin Ellerby
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(206) 789-2511 2401 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98127
Real Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
University of Washington School of Law
Scott Ellerby is a partner in the firm. His main areas of practice are real estate litigation, probate, trusts and estates litigation, municipal law, creditor-debtor law, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He has lectured at numerous legal seminars over the past 25 years on topics in his practice areas, and has represented a wide range of private clients and public entities in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials. Scott was a contributing author of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, and was chair of the King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. He earned his B.A....
William E. Holt
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Business and IP
University of Iowa College of Law
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Bill Holt moved gradually westward—with a 7-year stop in Iowa City to pick up his undergraduate and law degrees—until he got to Tacoma in 1970. He has lived and worked here in the Northwest ever since, joining GTH in 1971 after clerking for Judge William T. Beeks in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.

His primary areas of practice include the purchase and sale of businesses and large commercial real estate projects, as well as intellectual property law, privacy and publicity law, public records law, and finance.
Julie E. Dickens
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
A valued GTH partner, Julie Dickens has been with the firm since 1999. She focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate, and general business, representing individuals and their closely held businesses in all stages of their planning. Besides Wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements and probates, she helps her clients with entity formation, shareholder agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and financing transactions.

Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. She...
Evan Eugene Inslee
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Lake Tapps, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 63 years experience
(253) 677-9989 Lake Tapps, WA 98391
Free ConsultationReal Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Charlotte N. Chalker
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(253) 620-6403 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate and Business
Seattle University School of Law
Dianne K. Conway
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 620-6523 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Appeals, Environmental and Tax
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Dianne’s practice areas include environmental law, real estate litigation, natural resources law, and land use. Her commitment to these issues also extends to her life outside of work. She has co-authored articles about environmental issues and litigation, and she served as a member and officer of the Board of Trustees of the AgForestry Education Foundation from 2007 to 2012. Dianne also served on the Point Defiance Zoo Society’s Board of Directors for 11 years, including as President, and was chair of the 2013 Zoobilee. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the fabulous Symphony Tacoma.
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 262-7900 701 5th Avenue Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate, Agricultural, Business and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Alex grew up on his family’s apple farm in Brewster, Washington. He learned every trade required to run a farm, but specialized in being the certified “gopher.” Alex graduated from high school ranked 2nd in the nation and top 25 in the World for his age in downhill ski racing. Alex studied at Jerusalem University in Israel, completed undergraduate studies from Seattle Pacific University, and finished his legal education at Seattle University School of Law where he was the Graduation Speaker. Alex learned trial skills by working as a Prosecutor for King...
Mark D. Kimball
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(425) 455-9610 777 108th Avenue Northeast
Suite 2000
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Mark Kimball is a managing Shareholder and founder of MDK Law, an award-winning business and litigation firm that has been serving Seattle and Eastside clients for more than thirty five years. His practice is concentrated on corporate and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, business operations, and state, federal, and international tax law, and he is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Texas, as well as United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme court. Specific tax work includes advising clients on a variety of business operation matters, structuring tax-advantaged transactions, and representing clients before the United States...
Warren J. Daheim
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 57 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Appeals and Business
University of Minnesota School of Law
Forrest Carlson
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SEATTLE, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 631-9575 2633 Eastlake Ave E Ste 207
SEATTLE, WA 98102
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Reuben Schutz
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate and Environmental
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Before becoming an attorney, Reuben worked in the construction and building trade. He puts his prior life experience to good use in his practice areas of environmental and land use law. In addition to being a skilled attorney, Reuben is a compassionate advocate who loves working with his clients to solve problems and keep goals and objectives on track.

Reuben began his career at the Washington Supreme Court where he served as law clerk to Justice Charles W. Johnson. Prior to that, he served as an extern to Judge James L. Robart at the Federal District Court in Seattle.
Conor Emery McCarthy
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(253) 327-1900 710 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Business and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Conor McCarthy is an experienced Real Estate and Estate Planning attorney, and has spent nearly 15 years helping his clients navigate and resolve complex transactions and disputes. Serving clients large and small, private and public, Conor prides himself on taking the time to listen and fully understand a client’s challenges and goals.

Conor began his career as a civil litigator zealously advocating in contract, construction, real estate, land use and commercial disputes. He then transitioned to become a skilled municipal and transactional attorney negotiating and closing complex commercial and real estate deals, and resolving difficult land use challenges. After managing...
Kurt Hermanns
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Criminal, IP and Tax
University of Puget Sound
Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR)...
John Tollefsen
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(206) 624-5300 800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Suffolk University, Willamette University and University of Washington School of Law
John is a international lawyer with multiple post graduate degrees from both U.S. and European schools. He is a certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Controls Specialist. He has extensive multifaceted experience in business law and litigation.
Eric W Robinson
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 382-1000 1000 Second Avenue, Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate and Business
University of Washington School of Law
Eric’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and business organizations in a variety of commercial contexts, including planning, organizing, and financing business entities, handling business and real estate transactions, advising on contract and employment issues, and litigating commercial disputes. He is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon. Eric received his B.A. from the Honors Program at the University of Washington, where he rowed on the varsity crew team, and his J.D. cum laude from Seattle University. He has been named to the list of Washington Rising Stars in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Travis Mahugh
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(253) 620-6500 1201 Pacific Ave #2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate and Business
University of Oregon
Travis’ practice focuses primarily on business and real estate transactions, with an emphasis on entity formation, governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Travis believes that a good process is the best way to arrive at good results. Thus, before he can provide effective legal advice, he must first carefully listen to the client’s particular situation and understand exactly what the client both needs and wants. Only then can a comprehensive strategy be crafted to help resolve the client’s current legal needs but also allow the client to continue working towards the client’s aspirations. Travis’ practice gives him great satisfaction because he...
Robie Russell
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(206) 621-2102 77 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Administrative, Business and Environmental
University of Idaho College of Law
RUSSELL LAW OFFICES provides legal services to clients in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from offices in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square and Boise's Empire Building. Our regional practice emphasizes environmental, natural resource, real estate, and business matters. We also engage in litigation and provide mediation, trustee, and business management services. Our numerous clients include individuals, small to medium sized businesses, corporations, public agencies and start-ups. Prior to opening Russell Law Offices, Mr. Russell was of counsel with the firms of Neubauer Hunsinger and Ryan Swanson in Seattle. He also served as Regional Administrator of EPA's Region 10...
William T. Lynn
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Environmental and Municipal
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Bill Lynn has been with GTH since 1979 and his approach has always been characterized by an emphasis on problem-solving. His primary areas of practice include land use and zoning, real estate, environmental law, and municipal law. He has provided land-use representation for large and small residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout the Puget Sound area and is experienced at litigating matters under the State Environmental Policy Act.
George O. Tamblyn
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Mercer Island, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(206) 236-2769 2448 76th Ave SE Suite 100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Real Estate, Business, Employment and International
Cornell University
Jemima J. McCullum
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(253) 620-6520 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate and Business
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Jemima has handled hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of real estate transactions involving almost every sector of the market. Her primary practice areas are commercial and real estate transactions. She has extensive experience with all facets of land use matters including title and survey review, development, and environmental studies and reports.

Her clients include private developers, landowners, purchasers and sellers, landlords and tenants, borrowers and lenders, regional and national banks, universities, non-profit organizations, assisted living facilities, hotels, and homeowner’s associations, each of whom have various business and real estate needs. With the passage of I-502, her work has also...
Gideon Dionne
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(206) 745-5229 146 N Canal St
Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98103
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Communications and Securities
Seattle University School of Law
I help businesses and entrepreneurs understand their risks, effectively solve legal and strategic problems, and design strategies to structure and capitalize on opportunities. When I’m out of the office I enjoy time with my wife, son, daughter, and dog, particularly outdoors, time with my family and friends, adventuring, fly fishing travel, fly fishing, travel, reading, snowboarding, golf, tinkering with motorcycles, riding my bike, and building things.
Joyce Stewart Schwensen
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(206) 367-1065 12055 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Joyce S. Schwensen practices a variety of law areas in Seattle, Washington. The Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen helps clients with issues involving family law, small business law, real estate, and will and probate. Adoption, however, is an area that Joyce feels passionately about, and she works tirelessly toward helping families deal with the processes surrounding adoptions issues. Compassion and empathy characterize Joyce's personal attention that she fully gives to each client that faces personal family matters. Family is very important to Joyce, and she lives in Seattle with her two children. Her education is also grounded in Washington, as...
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

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