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Gregory R. Tolbert

Gregory R. Tolbert

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Environmental and Natural Resources, General Practice, Real Estate, Lawsuits & Disputes

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Licensed since 1989

  1. Business: 25%
    26 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    26 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. General Practice: 15%
    26 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Contact Info

9603 39th Loop Ne
Olympia, WA, 98516-6230

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198907/06/2015

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Volunteer Service Award for 2006 - 2012City of Lacey, Washington2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Recog. Award - 1st Splitoff & Merger in U.S. (WY Fine Paper)Morgan Stanley2007
Spec. Recog. - Splitoff & Merger of WY Fine Paper (1st in U.S.)Weyerhaeuser Company2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006
President's Award for Extraordinary ContributionWeyerhaeuser Company2005
Special Recognition Award - Real Property TransactionsWeyerhaeuser Company Timberlands Business2005
Special Recognition Award - Record EarningsWeyerhaeuser Company Mineral Resources2005
Special Recognition Award - 300,000 Acre TransactionWeyerhaeuser Company Timberlands Business2004
Special Recognition Award - Mineral Development ProjectWeyerhaeuser Company Mineral Resources2003
Special Recognition - $250MM Real Estate TransactionWeyerhaeuser Company2003
Special Recognition - $250MM Real Estate TransactionWeyerhaeuser Company Timberlands Business2003
Special Recognition - $200MM Real Estate TransactionWeyerhaeuser Company Timberlands Business2003
Special Recognition Award - E-Business TeamWeyerhaeuser Company2001
President's Award for Extraordinary ContributionWeyerhaeuser Company2000
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Completion ActWeyerhaeuser Company1998
Volunteer Service Awards (1997 - 2006)U.S. BLM, National Wildlife Refuge1997
Special Recognition - 600,000 Acre Real Estate TransactionWeyerhaeuser Company1996
Arkansas-Oklahoma Land Exchange (largest in US)Weyerhaeuser Company1996
Magna cum laude graduate (1st in class)Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College LL.M. Environmental & Natural Resources Law1994
Service AwardThe Humane Society of Seattle/King County1993
Order of the CoifWilliam & Mary Law School1989
National Round Robin Collegiate Debate ChampionNational Round Robin Collegiate Debate Tournament1986
Semi-Finalist National Collegiate Debate TournamentCEDA National Debate Tournament1984
National Round Robin Collegiate Debate ChampionNational Round Robin Collegiate Debate Tournament1984
National Collegiate Debate ChampionDSR-TKA National Debate Tournament1984
Semi-Finalist National Collegiate Debate TournmentJunior College National Debate Tournment1982
Airplane PilotN/A1979

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief Solutions OfficerSirius Business LLC2009 - Present
Legal Counsel & SecretaryWeyerhaeuser Political Action Committee2001 - 2007
Senior Legal CounselWeyerhaeuser Company1994 - 2008
General CounselThe Humane Society of Seattle/King County1992 - 1994
AttorneyBogle & Gates1990 - 1992
Supreme Court Judicial Law ClerkWashington Supreme Court (Justice Barbara Durham)1989 - 1990
N/ANational Center for State Courts1987 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nisqually Estuary Protection AssociationChief Executive Officer2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Amicus Brief CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory BoardMember2011 - Present
WSBA, Adjunct Investigative Counsel CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
Association of Corporate CounselMember2005 - Present
WSBA, Business Law SectionMember2005 - Present
American Federation of Mineralogical SocietiesMember2004 - Present
WSBA, Corporate Law SectionMember2004 - Present
WSBA, Electronic Communications CommitteeMember2003 - 2008
General Counsel RoundtableMember2000 - Present
WSBA, Real Property, Probate, & Trust SectionMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Northwest Federation of Mineralogical SocietiesAmerican Rockhounding Law – the Law of Rock, Mineral, Gemstone & Fossil Collecting2012
WFCARules, Tools, & Fools: Uncommonly Useful Contract Law Advice for Business Leaders2010
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsThe Pro Se Dilemma: Washington Courts and Vextious Pro Se Litigation2009
Washington State Bar Association Real Property DeskbookMineral Resources Law2009
Washington State Bar Association Real Property DeskbookTimber & Timberlands Law2009
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesGetting From Here to There: Timberlands Easements, Access Agreements, Rights-of-Way, & Permits2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesConservation Easements: The Definitive Look at Timberlands Conservation Easements2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesTimber Trespass2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesAdverse Possession: The Ugly Truth About 'What's Mine, May Be Yours'2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesTimberlands & Mineral Rights: Mineral Reservations & Split Estates2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Timberland & Neighbors: Sooner or Later There Will Be IssuesPremises Liability: The Forbidden Forest & 21st Century Timberlands Business Management2008
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationSevered Mineral Rights & Split Estates: Uncommonly Practical Advice for Understanding, Drafting, and Dealing with Mineral Reservations2008
2008 Forest Landowners Association National ConferenceCurrent Issues In Timberlands Acquisitions & Dispositions2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association - Natural Resources Law for ForestersSevered Minerals - Mineral Reservations & Rights2007
Western Forestry & Conservation association, Natural Resources Law for ForestersContract Law Overview2007
Association of Corporate CounselThe Rules - Communicate, Collaborate, Create: Creating Value In Corporate Legal Departments - Practical Leadership and Effective Collaboration Tips2007
Association of Corporate Counsel 2007 Annual MeetingCreative Leadership & Teambuilding within the Legal Department2007
Center for International Legal Studies - Past, Present, & Future of E-Commerce, Internet Distribution, & Computer LawE-Commerce, Data Privacy, & Business: Canada & United States2005
Center for International Legal StudiesThe Privacy Myth: E-commerce, Data Privacy, and Business - A Resource Practice Guide and Overview of Canadian and US Law2005
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterDefining the Scope of A General Mineral Reservation in Washington & Practical Tips for Drafting A Mineral Reservation2005
WSBA, Effective Collaboration: Keys to Success for Corporate In-House and Outside CounselProgram Co-Chair2004
Washington State Bar NewsLeadership In Lawyering2004
RMMLF 49th Annual Institute, Corporate Counsel ProgramProgram Co-Chair2003
Corporate CounselTips on Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel2002
Washington State Bar Association Real Property DeskbookTimber Chapter (Supplement)2000
Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook (3d ed.)Timber Chapter1997
De NovoExactions, Extortions, Much Ado About Getting Nothing - Dolan v. City of Tigard1995
Natural Resources law Institute NewsThe Clean Air Act & Free Market Environmentalism1993
Oregon BirdsEPA To Regulate Fishing To Protect Waterfowl1993
De NovoRevisitng the Specious Morality of the Law: An Odd Comment on Harris v. Forklift Systems1993
De NovoCR 11 & The Nike Defense1993
De NovoScott v. Pacific West Mountain Resort: Rights Dialect & The Problem of Pain1993
De NovoBerg v. Hudesman - The Abolition of Contract Law1992
De NovoSharp teeth, lock Jaw: Washington Civil Contempt Law1992
De NovoAnimal Sacrifice and the Free Exercise of Religion1992
De NovoEriks v. Denver: A Private Civil Disciplinary Action for Damages or What?1992
William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy ReviewThe Lead Shot Versus Steel Shot Controversy1987

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2010
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark CollegeEnvironmental & Natural Resources LawLL.M - Master of Laws, Magna cum laude1994
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif1989
Lewis and Clark CollegeBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science, Honors graduate1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceAmerican Rockhounding Law – the Law of Rock, Mineral, Gemstone & Fossil Collecting2012
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationRules, Tools, & Fools: Uncommonly Useful Contract Law Advice for Business Leaders2010
Western Forestry & Conservation Association - Timberland & NeighborsConservation Easements: The Definitive Look at Timberlands Conservation Easements2008
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationGetting From Here to There: Timberlands Easements, Access Agreements, Rights-of-Way, & Permits2008
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationAdverse Possession: The Ugly Truth About 'What's Mine, May Be Yours'2008
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationTimberlands & Mineral Rights: Mineral Reservations & Split Estates2008
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationTimber Trespass2008
Western Forestry & Conservation AssociationPremises Liability: The Forbidden Forest & 21st Century Timberlands Business Management2008
Creating Value: The Inside Eye to Understanding the Timberlands Business & Working With Corporate CounselCreating Value: The Inside Eye to Understanding the Timberlands Business & Working With Corporate Counsel2008
2008 Real Property Midyear, WSBAPirates & Pendulums: Uncommonly Practical Advice for Understanding, Drafting, & Dealing with Mineral Reservations2008
2008 Forest Landowners Association National ConferenceCurrent Issues In Timberlands Acqusitions & Dispositions2008
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Natural Resources Law for ForestersMineral Reservations & Rights2007
Western Forestry & Conservation Association, Natural Resources Law for ForestersContract Law2007
Natural Resources Law for ForestersWorking with Attorneys ... & Creating Value2007
Forest Resources AssociationTimberlands Managed Access: The Forbidden Forest and 21st Century Business Management2007
Association of Corporate Counsel 2007 Annual MeetingCreative Leadership & Teambuilding in the Corporate Law Department2007
Past, Present, & Future of E-CommerceE-Commerce, Data Privacy, & Business2005
Effective Collaboration: Keys to Success for Corporate In-House Counsel and Outside CounselCreating Value: Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel2004
Effective Collaboration: Keys to Success for Corporate In-House and Outside CounselLeadership In Lawyering - The Role of Leadership In Effective Collabvoration between Corporate and Outside Counsel2004
Corporate Legal TimesWhat Clients Really Like (and What They Don't)2004
Natural Resources Law for ForestersContracts Overview2003
49th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law InstituteEffective Collaboration with Outside Counsel2003