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Richard P. Matthews, a principal, joined Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. in
May 2003. Before joining the firm, Mr. Matthews was a partner and chair of the
Real Estate Practice Group in the Seattle office of Holland & Knight. He
serves a broad range of corporate and individual clients, and local private
businesses. He has represented national and local clients in projects involving
business growth, reorganization, divestiture and acquisition. He has worked
closely with owners and developers with respect to their real estate
acquisition, leasing, mortgage financing, and property disposition. In addition,
Mr. Matthews has handled numerous private placements and offerings for
companies. He also has worked closely with company management to formulate and
foster personal and corporate objectives.
Mr. Matthews has practiced law in the Seattle area since 1973. His areas of
practice are real
estate and land development law;
business planning and counseling, including mergers and acquisitions;
health law; and securities and corporate finance. He also enjoys working with
individuals in addressing their estate and financial planning needs.
Mr. Matthews has served on or chaired several local and state bar committees.
He is a frequent speaker on real estate and health law, as well as corporation,
business, and estate planning topics. He has been a speaker-instructor for the
Washington State Bar Association, the
Seattle-King County Board of
Realtors, the The Washington Mortgage
Lenders Association, the National
Business Institute, the University of Washington Medical School Residency
Program, UBS Paine Webber Wealth Preservation Attorney Network and the
Washington State Bar Association Skills Training Institute.
Mr. Matthews is a past board member as well as committee chair of various
committees of the Rainier Club; the past President and a Paul Harris Fellow of
the Shoreline Rotary Club;
past President and board member of the United Church of Christ Northwest
Regional Housing Council; a member of the Inglewood Golf Club; a trustee of the
College Foundation; a founding board member and officer of Forward Shoreline (a local economic
development group) and is an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Matthews has been recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as being among
the top lawyers in King County in Business and Commercial law.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2010 Top Lawyers in King County||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2010|
|One of Seattle’s Best Trust and Estate Lawyer||Seattle Magazine||2007|
|Best Personal Wealth Managers in Seattle||Seattle Magazine||2007|
|Principal||Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.||2003 - Present|
|Partner||Holland & Knight LLP||1990 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Business Law Section||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Banking Law Section||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Real Property and Probate Section||N/A|
|Real Estate Securities Syndication Institute||Member||N/A|
|Northwest Entrepreneur Network||Member||N/A|
|MIT Enterprise Forum||Member||N/A|
|University of Chicago Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|American Judicature Society||Herbert Harley Lincoln Fellow||N/A||1973|
|University of the South||English and Political Science||BA||1970|