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John William Hempelmann

John William Hempelmann

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Land Use & Zoning

John Hempelmann

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With over 40 years of experience, I have handled complicated Transit Oriented Development projects, and have worked extensively to help form the legislation that governs Washington's land use law. I assist clients with their natural resource permit processes and real estate development projects, including their land use, zoning and environmental matters. Please call me if there is something I can do to help you. 206.587.0700.


 

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Licensed since 1969

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 100%
    46 years

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Contact Info

Cairncross & Hempelmann, A Professional Service Corporation

524 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive196905/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Litigation - Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2014
Litigation - Land Use & ZoningBest Lawyers in America2014
Lawyer of the Year in Seattle Litigation - Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2014
Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Litigation - Land Use & ZoningBest Lawyers in America2013
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and ZoningThe American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazines2013
Seattle Power 60Bisnow2013
Litigation - Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2013
Litigation-Land Use & ZoningBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
BTI Client Service All-StarsBTI Consulting Group2012
Top Business Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning LawSeattle Busines Magazine2012
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Litigation - Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2012
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2011
Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Top Business Lawyer in Real Estate LawSeattle Business Magazine2011
Ltigation-Land Use & ZoningBest Lawyers in America2011
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Litigation - Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2011
Top Business Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning LawSeattle Business Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top Lawyer Real EstateSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2010
Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 100 AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2009
Top 100 AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2008
Top Business LawyerSeattle Business Magazine2008
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2007
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Top Business LawyerSeattle Business Magazine2007
League of JusticeWashington CEO Magazine2006
Top 100 AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2006
Top (Band 1) Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseChambers USA2006
Top Business LawyerSeattle Business Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2005
Award of Excellence, Legal ArenaButch Blum2005
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2003
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Distinguished Service AwardSeattle Junior Chamber of Commerce N/A
Peer Review Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-HubbelN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chairman of the FirmCairncross & Hempelmann1987 - Present
PartnerDiamond & Sylvester1976 - 1987
AssociateStern, Gayton, Neubauer & Brucker1973 - 1975
StaffScoop Jackson Presidential Campaign1972 - 1976
AssociatePerkins Coie1969 - 1972

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1969 - Present
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties Growth Management Task ForceFormer ChairN/A
Crozier Society; Archdiocese of SeattleMemberN/A
Seattle Repertory TheaterTrustee Emeritus and Past Chairman of the Board of TrusteesN/A
Washington Forest Protection AssociationLegal AdvisorN/A
LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and InvestorsNational Steering Committee MemberN/A
Puget Sound Regional Council, Growing Transit CommunitiesOversight Committee MemberN/A
Quality Growth AllianceChairN/A
Urban Land Institute, Transit Oriented Development CouncilVice ChairN/A
Association of Washington BusinessEnvironmental Affairs Council MemberN/A
Association of Washington BusinessRegulatory Reform Committee MemberN/A
Choose an Effective City Council (CHECC)Former PresidentN/A
King County Neighbors in NeedFormer PresidentN/A
Urban Land Institute, Northwest District CouncilVice Chair and Executive Committee MemberN/A
Henry M. Jackson FoundationPresident, Board of GovernorsN/A
Seattle Community Development RoundtableMemberN/A
Washington Center for Environmental PolicyFormer Advisory Board MemberN/A
Urban Land Institute Reality Check 2008Land Use & Transportation Program, Former ChairN/A
Leadership Committee of the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Seawall CoalitionFormer MemberN/A
Association of Washington BusinessLand Use Committee MemberN/A
Washington Parks FoundationPast PresidentN/A
Washington State CTED/Ecology SEPA/GMA Task ForceFormer MemberN/A
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish CountiesFormer Board MemberN/A
Legal Trust of the Building Industry Association of WashingtonFormer ChairN/A
Association of Washington BusinessTransportation Committee MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Real Property Law ReporterChapter 1052001
Real Property DeskbookChapter 962001
Washington Law ReviewUsing the Intiative Process to Call a Constitutional Convention in Washington1971

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityGovernmentM.A.1969
University of Washington School of LawN/AJ.D.1969
Georgetown UniversityHonors ProgramB.A.1964

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Energy Efficiency Happy HourEnergy Efficiency Financing for Commercial Buildings2014
Urban Land Institute British Columbia’s Fifth Annual YLG Cascadia Regional ConferenceRebuilding the City – Transit Orientated Development2013
Rail~Volution, Building Livable Communities with Transit ConferenceDevelopers Roundtable2013
Housing Opportunity 2013Reducing Federal Deficits: It’s Time for Housing Finance Reform2013
Transportation Planning & DevelopmentFacilitating Transit Oriented Communities Around High Capacity Transit Hubs in Central Puget Sound2012
Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit and Transit-Oriented Development ProjectsTransit and Transit-Oriented Development Perspectives in the Puget Sound Region2012
LOCUS Leadership SummitFrom a Handout to a Handshake: Shifting the Real Estate Paradigm on Innovative Financing2012
LOCUS Leadership SummitTools to combat NIMBYism and encourage YIMBYism2012
LOCUS Leadership SummitFrom a Developer’s Perspective: Transportation Ballot Initiatives2012
BisnowSeattle Transit-Oriented Development Summit2012
BisnowSeattle State of the Market2012
BisnowFuture of Bellevue Real Estate2012
SEPA & NEPATips for Developers and Local Governments Seeking Faster Permitting2011
New Economic Alliance Between Environmental and Business InterestsRepositioning Business Around Talent Capture2011
BisnowSeattle Multifamily Summit2011
Transit Oriented DevelopmentOvercoming the Greatest Challenge: Creative Thinking on Creating New Financing Mechanisms2009
Developing Wind Power in the NorthwestLand and Permitting2009
Growth Management Act 2008Report on the REALITY CHECK2008
14th Annual Conference on the Promises and Challenges of Growth ManagementGMA: Its Promise, Problems and Potential2005
10 Year Review of Growth Management Act and Land Use Law UpdateGMA & Land Use2005
Successful Permitting StrategiesPermitting/Land Use1999