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Ryan D Yahne

Ryan D Yahne

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Real Estate

About Me

Ryan Yahne practices primarily in the areas of Construction and Development law, where he represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and design professionals in all types of commercial, residential, and public works matters.  His practice also focuses on the area of Sustainable or “Green” Building law.  Ryan’s experience ranges from construction contract formation and review, advising clients on development and land use issues, LEED certification issues, condominium construction and development issues, as well as all types of adversarial matters including litigation, arbitrations, Miller Act claims, bid protests, bond claims, mechanic liens, public works retainage claims and the Washington Condominium Act claims.   He has appeared in state and federal courts in Washington, California, and Idaho, including trial work and appellate experience before the Washington State Appellate Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ryan has also advised and assisted many clients to resolve matters through alternative dispute resolution. 


 


Ryan holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation. The LEED rating system is the nationally recognized benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.  Ryan has also written articles concerning construction related legal developments and has spoke at many Construction law, Property law and Green law seminars.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Construction & Development: 80%
    6 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Kevin W Roberts

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    Kevin Roberts Litigation Attorney
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  • Michael R Tucker

    I have worked with Ryan, and seen the impressive results he has achieved for his clients. I endorse his work.

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    Michael Tucker Business Attorney
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Contact Info

Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC

522 W. Riverside
Suite 410
Spokane, WA, 99201-0627

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law200805/16/2015
WAActive200405/05/2015
CAActive200302/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
SuperLawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Spokane's Best LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Spokane's Best LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2010
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
LEED Accredited ProfessionalUS Green Building Council2009
Spokane's Best LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2009
Super Lawyer Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberPiskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC2012 - Present
PrincipalWinston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation2009 - 2012
AssociateWinston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneyDunn & Black, P.S.2004 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cascadia Region Green Building CouncilMember2008 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsMember2004 - Present
Associated General ContractorsMember2004 - Present
Spokane Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Michael W. Naccarato, et ux, et al v. Jack Finney, et ux, et alObtained a favorable result for client
Draszt v. NaccaratoObtained favorable result for client
Draszt v. Naccarato, 146 Wash.App. 536 (2008)Title quieted in favor of clients

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
WSBA Construction Law SectionWaiver of Industrial Insurance Act Must Be Express2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Washington -SeattleBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Aspects of Sustainable BuildingSustainable/Green Building2009
Legal Aspects of Sustainable BuildingSustainable/Green Building2009
ABC Contracts and Subcontracts SeminarContracts and Subcontracts2009
Road and Access LawTrial Preparation and Litigation of the Road and Access Easement Case2008
Fundamentals of Construction LawSubcontract Issues2008
Fundamentals of Construction LawSubcontract Provisions2008
Construction Lien Law in WashingtonConstruction Lien Law in Washington2006
Change Orders SeminarChange Orders in Construction2006
Boundary Disputes SeminarAdverse Possession Litigation2006