Redmond, Washington Real Estate Lawyers

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...
Steven Marlow Palmer
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Lynnwood, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 409-2745 3400 188th St SW
Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
I primarily practice bankruptcy and real estate law and have represented both debtors and creditors over the last 9 years. My practice has also included mediations, foreclosure defense and prosecution, and negotiating loss mitigation options for clients. I am admitted to practice in Washington, Ohio, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.
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...
Craig Blackmon
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(206) 369-5949 92 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationReal Estate
University of Washington School of Law
I've been working in residential real estate since 2005. Since then, I've worked tirelessly to provide consumers with a better professional experience at a cost less than what a traditional agent charges. The 6% commission? It's past its expiration date...
Kristiana Farris O'Brien
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 682-7090 5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-7096
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Health Care
University of Washington School of Law
Kristi O'Brien's practice is primarily in the area of business transactions and real estate transactions. Kristi represents business clients and medical practices in real estate, commercial, corporate planning, partnership, asset and stock purchase and sale, employment, and health 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
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....
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.
Brent Bowden
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(866) 631-0028 1833 N. 105th St. #307
Seattle, WA 98133
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Vermont Law School
Kenneth Berger
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Monroe, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(360) 794-6083 148 Woods St
Monroe, WA 98272
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Kenneth A. Berger has a wide range of legal talents. He enjoys tough courtroom litigation. He also attempts to problem solve potential legal problems before they become more extensive. Mr. Berger has a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Snohomish County Bar Association. Mr. Berger is also licensed to practice in Western Washington and Eastern Washington District Courts. He has practiced law in Washington State since 1995. You may have also seen Mr. Berger's name in another context. He has been active as a local governmental official....
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...
David von Beck
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 960-4603 1200 5th Ave., Suite 1850
Seattle, WA 98101
Real Estate, Construction, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Washington School of Law
I have been practicing law since 1996, primarily representing homeowners and commercial building owners with construction defect claims, property insurance claims, and other real estate-related claims. I also serve as local and national counsel for a variety of companies that supply construction materials or services.

In 2015, after a three-year legal battle, I settled the largest mass action lawsuit in Washington history on behalf of the owners of nearly 1,000 homes.

Our firm also practices general litigation, and for our construction supplier clients we handle preliminary notices, liens, and collections.
Diane J. Kero
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Real Estate, Business and Products Liability
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
David C. Tingstad
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Ave S
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate and Business
Seattle University School of Law
David C. Tingstad joined the Firm in 1995, and has extensive experience in the areas of business and real estate transactions, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations and real estate. David regularly counsels clients in all aspects of business combinations such as asset acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. In addition, his practice includes assisting operating businesses with succession planning, financing, dissolution and disputes between owners. David is a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Partnership Law Committee, which is currently working to revise Washington’s Limited Liability Company Statute. David is also a Member of the American Bar Association’s Committee...
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.
Ryan C. Espegard
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 600 University St
#2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Real Estate, Construction and Products Liability
Seattle University School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
Ryan joined GTH in 2012, where his primary areas of practice now include litigation, administrative regulations, and land use law. Ryan’s litigation experience spans a broad range of legal issues, but is frequently focused on products liability, land use, real estate, and business disputes. He is also breaking ground in the emerging area of cannabis business and regulation law, advising his clients as they develop some of the first legal marijuana businesses in the country.

Ryan moved to the Northwest to attend Seattle University School of Law in 2006 after growing up in the Midwest and obtaining a bachelor’s...
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.
William O. Kessler
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate and Business
Willamette University College of Law
Bill Kessler helps businesses, individuals and families reach their goals by providing timely, thorough representation. He understands and facilitates each client’s big-picture objectives, and efficiently integrates his role in achieving those objectives. Bill has litigated Superior Court cases all around Washington and cases in the United States District Courts for the Western District of Washington and Eastern District of Washington. He has also argued cases to the Washington Court of Appeals and has been admitted pro hac vice to several federal and state courts around the United States. Bill conducts a range of business and real estate transactions, including...
Paul A Barrera
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Shoreline, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(206) 413-7288 17713 15th Ave NE
Suite 101
Shoreline, WA 98155
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Paul is the founding attorney of North City Law. Paul offers business, estate planning, probate, dispute resolution and litigation advocacy. Paul is curious in his clients, as he has built businesses himself, including North City Law. Based on his understanding of his client’s position, Paul gives strategic options to empower choices. During client intake and interviews, Paul listens for key gaps in a story to root out hidden issues. In disputes and litigation, Paul helps clients reframe the situation to conform to the applicable legal theory. When clients trust Paul with their business, Paul ensures money is spent wisely on...
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...
Boris Davidovskiy
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(425) 582-5200 209 Dayton Street, Suite 105
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Seattle University School of Law
Boris Davidovskiy, P.S. is a litigation firm serving Washington and California, with emphasis on mortgage-related matters, including foreclosure defense, mortgage servicing, and lender-liability claims. The Firm’s practice areas also include consumer protection, insurance coverage, and personal injury.
Carl Marquardt
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(206) 388-4498 1126 34th Avenue Suite 311
Seattle, WA 98122
Real Estate, Administrative, Appeals and Business
University of Washington School of Law
Katie Jean Comstock
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 960-4596 1200 Fifth Ave., Suite 1850
Suite 1850
Seattle, WA 98101
Real Estate, Collections, Construction and Insurance Claims
University of Washington School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
Hello, my name is Katie Comstock and I'm a shareholder at Levy | von Beck | Comstock | P.S. My colleagues and clients agree that I am a tenacious, knowledgeable, and caring advocate. I'm licensed to practice law in Washington, including the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. My practice focuses primarily on construction defect litigation, real estate disputes, commercial collection, and homeowner and condominium association disputes. My clients include homeowners, small business owners, material suppliers, contractors, and condominium and homeowner associations.

I have been recognized for five consecutive years by Super Lawyers as one...
Babak Shamsi
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate and Business
Georgetown University Law Center
Babak Shamsi joined the Firm in 2015 with an extensive background in business, real estate, and litigation. While his practice emphasizes civil and commercial litigation, Babak also has significant experience with corporate counseling, work-outs, and real estate transactions. Having represented a diverse array of clients including financial institutions, community associations, and commercial creditors, Babak provides clients with nuanced and effective counseling to help them reach their goals efficiently. Babak was born and raised in the Seattle metropolitan area, and his personal interests include playing guitar and piano.
Shashi Vijay
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Issaquah, WA Real Estate Law Attorney
(425) 557-4305 22525 SE 64th Street, Suite # 249
Issaquah, WA 98027
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Seattle University School of Law
Shashi Vijay founded VJ Law Firm, PLLC with the vision of helping individuals and small-businesses with their legal needs, by partnering closely in understanding each client's unique situation and formulating solutions in an expeditious manner. She has over five years of legal experience and has counseled clients in areas of consumer bankruptcy, business formation, real estate and estate planning. Shashi provides probono services to local non-profits through Washington Association of Community Organizations and serves the needs of low-income clients by vounteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. She also assists homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice...
Timothy E. Steen
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Seattle University School of Law
Tim is a civil litigator and counselor with Beresford Booth PLLC. His practice is principally devoted to representing clients in high stakes matters concerning business, banking, real estate, employment, and complex torts. Utilizing a breadth of legal experience, Tim has successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts involving complex financing disputes, corporate governance/dissolution, constitutional law, discrimination, and unfair business practices. His real estate practice includes the representation of lenders, owners, and developers in all aspects of real property acquisition and development. Tim is a leader in several community and bar organizations and has a growing practice as...
Mrs. Alerian Hall
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(206) 923-9356 7801 Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98103
Real Estate and Estate Planning
University of Washington School of Law
Prior to law, I was a financial advisor and coach to other financial advisors. As a financial advisor, I discovered that there was a need for quality estate planning that actually addressed people's concerns and goals. I applied to law school for this express reason. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University (â04). I received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law (â11) and served as the Director of Operations for the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. I also studied at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, and Tsinghua University. I have my legal...
Oliver Spencer
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 375-6750 1833 North 105th Street, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98133
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
University of Washington School of Law
Oliver Spencer is a Seattle estate planning lawyer, Seattle real estate lawyer, and Seattle landlord-tenant lawyer. He has sixteen years of experience as an attorney practicing in these areas of the law. He has also volunteered as a mediator for disputes in the King County District Court’s Small Claims Court in Seattle for landlord-tenant, commercial, construction, towing, breach of contract, personal injury, and merchant-consumer disputes, and is a graduate of the King County Dispute Resolution Center’s Mediation Practicum. He serves as a volunteer mediator for the King County Dispute Resolution Center and has mediated landlord-tenant disputes at the Center....
Kevin Lee Britt
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 829-2417 4500 9th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Collections
Lisa M. Hammel
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Ave S
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate and Business
Seattle University School of Law
Lisa has worked as a litigation attorney since 1996. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was an engineer for Cadillac Motor in Detroit, and for Texaco in Seattle. She obtained her law degree at the University of Puget Sound (now known as Seattle University School of Law) while working full-time as an engineer. She also was an officer in a residential construction company in Woodinville. Prior to joining Beresford Booth, Lisa worked as a professional malpractice and negligence defense attorney, representing large construction companies on wrongful death and severe injury matters, health care professionals and nursing homes in negligence claims,...
Marlyn Hawkins
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(206) 381-9806 719 2nd Ave
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Ron Steingold
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(425) 670-2814 8311 212th St. Sw
Edmonds, WA 98026
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Divorce
Practicing in Snohomish and King County since 1984. Focus on practical solutions in family, real estate, construction, contracts and small business law. Complex matters. Lawsuits, drafting and advice.
Michael Duane Daudt
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 445-7733 2200 Sixth Avenue Ste 1250
Seattle, WA 98121
Real Estate, Business and Construction
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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...
Robert N Luke
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Lynnwood, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(425) 744-0411 3400 188th St SW, Suite 484
Alderwood Business Center
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Stockbroker Fraud
Brigham Young University
Douglas Noel Owens
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(206) 985-6679 2208 NW Market St
Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98107
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Michigan Law School
Rand Koler
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
615 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Richard R. Beresford
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Edmonds, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Real Estate and Business
Willamette University College of Law
Dick has practiced law in the Greater Seattle Area since 1972 and has extensive experience in legal matters in the areas of Business and Finance including the representation of major companies and banks as well as individuals attending to their business and estate planning needs. Dick has represented a wide range of contractors and developers in all areas of real estate handling both transactional and litigation matters. Dick's mission, which has been adopted by this firm, is to provide highly effective legal services at a reasonable cost. Dick and his wife, Pam, have resided in Edmonds, Washington his entire...
Jeremy Stilwell
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 381-9806 719 2nd Ave
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Leroy Harold Brettin JR
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Seattle, WA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 522-7100 1833 N 105th St
Seattle, WA 98133
Real Estate and Business
University of Puget Sound
My experience includes private practice and in-house corporate counsel positions. I assists clients with a wide range of legal needs such as buyer and seller representation on residential and commercial real estate transactions; unlawful detainer actions; contract negotiations and disputes; commercial lease negotiation and enforcement; trademark registrations and intellectual property matters; franchise transactions and disputes; and complex business and commercial real estate matters. As General Counsel and Vice President of Seattle Coffee Company, the parent company of Seattle’s Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia, I assisted with the development of retail stores and coffee houses located in key demographic markets...
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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.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.