Lakebay, Washington Real Estate Lawyers

Jane Ryan Koler
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Washington Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

For the past 30 years, she has represented businesses and individuals interfacing with the government; she helps businesses and individuals obtain all types of zoning and land use permits, assists individuals facing... Read More »
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Steven Willock
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Dedicated and experienced real estate attorney. Call for a free consultation!

I am an accomplished real estate attorney and I am committed to providing the best representation to clients in all types of real estate cases. I am adept at finding creative and practical solutions to your legal issues. Read More »
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Jane Ryan Koler
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Gig Harbor, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 853-1806 6659 Kimball Drive
Suite B-201
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Administrative, Business and Environmental
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
For the past 30 years, she has represented businesses and individuals interfacing with the government; she helps businesses and individuals obtain all types of zoning and land use permits, assists individuals facing government compliance and penalty actions and represents individuals with property disputes about easements, boundaries and adverse possession. She also obtains licenses for all types of business enterprises. Ms. Koler frequently challenges arbitrary requirements associated with government compliance and land use permitting. See Guimont v. Clark, 121 Wn.2d 586 (Washington Supreme Court invalidated state law imposing mobile home relocation fee on developer); Berst v. Snohomish...
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...
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)...
Ryan Anton Jacobsen
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(360) 918-7776 2018 Caton Way SW #106
Olympia, WA 98502
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
I'm a transactional and litigation attorney, and I love my job. About 90% of my clients have legal issues involving real property and personal property, which includes estate planning and wills, trust estates, probate estates, guardianship estates, insurance settlements, debt collection, short sales, deeds in lieu, cash for keys, residential and commercial leases, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, property contract disputes, real estate LLCs and trusts, corporate stock sales, and investment property. These matters fit neatly into three categories: People, Property, and Business. I have an incredible wife, Abby, and two beautiful children, Benjamin and Leah. I enjoy woodworking,...
Jacqueline Brown-Miller
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 790-4000 400 Union Avenue SE, Suite 200
Olympia, WA 98501
Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Landlord Tenant
George Washington University National Law Center
Legal advice and legal services on environmental, land use, natural resource, real estate, and business matters. Providing legal advice, advocacy services, civil litigation services, and government relations services. Works at Cascade Pacific Law. Our clients come to us because we know the law, we are creative, and we help our clients solve problems. We are adept at finding balanced and effective solutions that meet our clients’ objectives. As a small law firm, we are nimble, client-focused, and can evolve to meet our clients’ needs.
Ben Cushman
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 918-7217 400 Union Ave. SE, Suite 200
Olympia, WA 98501
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School
I am a native of Olympia, and my family has been in the region for more than 100 years. I received my B.A. in Philosophy before graduating from Lewis and Clark Law School. I have been licensed to practice law since 1996 and have spent my career serving my community. I place an emphasis on attorney-client communication. This includes promptly responding to messages, regularly meeting with clients at my office, and providing an online portal through which clients may access their important records. I promise this level of communication to each and every client I serve.
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.
Margaret Y. Archer
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 620-6550 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Appeals and Business
Gonzaga University School of Law
Before earning her law degree, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School and joining GTH in 1991, Margaret Archer was a financial analyst for Westinghouse Hanford Company. She puts her business acumen and insight into the world of finance to good use in her position as Chair of our Board of Directors and in her practice areas of land use, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.

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.
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.
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
Steven Willock
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 302-4849 2200 North 30th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98403
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business and real estate transactional attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his...
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...
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...
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.
Roger Colin Schweinler
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(253) 471-7774 5202 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Puget Sound
Roger Schweinler has over 25 years of experience in handling family law matters in Pierce County.

Roger is dependable and reliable, and provides a comforting atmosphere for his clients. He is experienced in litigating complex dissolution cases, as well as highly conflicted custody cases. He is also aware that dispute resolution can be a beneficial tool in reaching amicable settlements.

He is extremely well qualified in the mediation of family law issues. Mr. Schweinler's overall goal is to provide competent and reliable representation in order to obtain the best possible results for his clients.
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
Michael T. Smith
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(253) 759-0070 1457 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-1951
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Michael T. Smith advises individuals and companies of all types and sizes regarding the proper formation and structure of a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, etc.), their general business and corporate matters, issues related to the purchase or sale or lease of real property and transactions to purchase or sell their business. Michael also focuses his practice on assisting people prepare their estate plan, including wills, trusts, community property agreements, durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and helping families navigate and administer a loved one's estate in probate proceedings. Michael can also assist with guardianship proceedings for loved ones...
Jessica McKeegan Jensen
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(360) 705-1335 1516 Fourth Ave East
Olympia, WA 98506
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Maine - School of Law
Amanda McLean Nathan
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Environmental and Estate Planning
University of Washington School of Law
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...
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...
Elizabeth Rankin Powell
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 274-1518 535 Dock St
Suite 108
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Douglas N. Kiger
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(253) 272-2997 4717 South 19th Street, Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98405
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Charles Rivoire Hostnik
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(253) 475-4200 6915 Lakewood Dr W
Suite A-1
Tacoma, WA 98467
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Chuck practices in both State and Federal Courts, as well as many Tribal Courts. Chuck is a mostly retired Tribal Court Judge, having acted for 16 years as a judge on specific cases for 32 different Indian Tribes located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Chuck has also been appointed as a Special Master Judge for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut. On occasion Chuck is still appointed by Tribes to act as a trial or appellate judge.

In addition to Indian law, Chuck has...
Jonathan Smith
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Federal Way, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(425) 452-9797 33305 1st Way S
Suite B202
Federal Way, WA 98003
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Scott D. Winship
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(253) 383-3791 1201 Pacific Ave
Suite 1900
Tacoma, WA 98402
Real Estate and Elder
University of Puget Sound
Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Christopher J. Marston
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Seattle University School of Law
Ronald Coleman
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(253) 620-1500 920 Fawcett Avenue
P.O. Box 1657
Tacoma, WA 98401
Real Estate and Business
Willamette University College of Law
Don W. Taylor
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 65 years experience
(360) 943-8320 1115 West Bay Drive NW
Suite 302
Olympia, WA 98502-4668
Real Estate, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Barnett Kalikow
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Olympia, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(360) 236-1621 1405 Harrison Ave NW - Suite 202
Olympia, WA 98502
Real Estate, Appeals, Civil Rights and Environmental
Joseph T. G. Harper
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(253) 212-2450 7645 Pacific Ave. #55
Tacoma, WA 98408
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Gonzaga University School of Law
Julie Cook
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Shelton, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(360) 427-5616 613 West Pine Street
Shelton, WA 98584
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
John Paul Brody JR
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Port Orchard, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 876-6858 1083 SW Bay St
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
Debra Morse
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Lakewood, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 581-9715 10221 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Ronald Hendry
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Tacoma, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 61 years experience
(253) 272-2206 902 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
John Robert Bonin
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Shelton, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 427-7474 PO Box 783
Shelton, WA 98584
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Michael Allan Dunn
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Port Orchard, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 895-0250 585 Bethel Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Gig Harbor, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(253) 310-4742 8803 30th St Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
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