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Scott R. Scher is a Founding Partner of the Seattle law firm of Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher, PLLC.

Mr.Scher has practiced commercial and residential real estate law since 1988.  He is also a licensed Washington State real estate broker.  

Mr. Scher's practice includes negotiating and drafting commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements, financing agreements for buyer and sellers, and loan obligation workouts for clients and lending institutions.  He has also been appointed by the Washington courts and lending institutions to manage and sell commercial and residential real estate and related real estate loans.


• Rated AV (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Rating Service

• Named one of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine's "Top Lawyers" for 2010

• Member of American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals for Commercial Mediation and Arbitration

• Licensed Washington State real estate broker

• Member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service Arbitration and Disciplinary Panel

• King County Superior Court Arbitrator under the Court's Mandatory Arbitration Program

• Member of State of Washington Foreclosure Mediation Panel   

• Admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court

Representative Transactions:

• Negotiated sale of $17 Million multi-use commercial real estate project
• Negotiated sale of $3.7 Million industrial real estate project

• Negotiated $3.0 Million apartment loan workout with institutional lender   

• Negotiated the purchase and sale of residential, condominium, apartment, and commercial real estate

• Drafted seller financed lending agreements for $1.2 Million Seattle apartment sale


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 75%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    26 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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    Scott is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced real estate attorney. I have worked with him on a number of transactions and he has always been very responsive, thorough, and a true professional.


    Joshua Feinstein
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I heartily endorse Scott - I've known him for several years, and have worked for him on a number of real estate and receivership matters. His depth of knowledge, analytical dexterity, and overall lawyering is superb. His diverse palette of talent and skill, extending from business to arbitration to full-scale advocacy and litigation, spells out a critical professional quality running throughout his work: range. A true one-stop resource. To any commercial or consumer party seeking superlative competence, dedicated representation and optimal results, I would commend him without any hesitation.


    Derek Dohn Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

520 Pike St Ste 2250
Seattle, WA, 98101-4047


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher, PLLC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationPanel of of Neutrals for Commercial Mediation and Arbitration2010 - Present
NW FolklifePresident of Board and Board Member1997 - 2009
Northwest Multiple Listing ServiceMember of the Arbitration and Disciplinary PanelN/A
King County Superior CourtKing County Superior Court Arbitrator - Mandatory ArbitrationN/A
State of WashingtonForeclosure Mediation PanelN/A
Northwest Multiple Listing ServiceMember BrokerN/A
Commercial Brokers AssociationMember BrokerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sale of mixed-use ProjectSuccessful transaction
Advised Buyer of 53 Unit Apartment ProjectN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness Administration - Real Estate FinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A