I have over 35 years of experience in real estate and finance law. I counsel real... more
I have over 35 years of experience in real estate and finance law. I counsel real estate developers, investors, landlords, tenants and lenders in transactions involving all types of commercial real estate, including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and multi-family projects.
Ben was born and raised in the Seattle area and served in the US Army after high... more
Ben was born and raised in the Seattle area and served in the US Army after high school as an Airborne Infantry soldier in 2nd Ranger Battalion stationed at Fort Lewis.Ben attended college on the GI Bill and received bothhis BA in History andJuris Doctor from theUniversity of Washington.Ben is a partner in the downtown Seattle law firm of Montgomery Purdue Blankinship Austin PLLC, a general bu... view profile
Barry Mesher is a Shareholder in the Seattle officeof Lane Powell PC and focuses... more
Barry Mesher is a Shareholder in the Seattle officeof Lane Powell PC and focuses hispractice on toxictort, mass and municipaltort,premises liability,insurance coverage,personal injury, product liability, professional liability and labor and employment law. Hewas a co-founder of the Washington Asbestos Defense Association and has served as itsCourt Liaison and President. He has been named by pe... view profile
My diverse practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in securities, investment... more
My diverse practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in securities, investment fraud, antitrust, consumer fraud, employment, environmental, and intellectual property cases. I have substantial experience in managing multi-state and nationwide class actions through an organized, coordinated approach that implements an efficient and aggressive prosecutorial strategy in order to place maximum pre... view profile
Bill Bailey is Of Counsel to the firm. Bill is a former shareholder of the firm and... more
Bill Bailey is Of Counsel to the firm. Bill is a former shareholder of the firm and practiced law in Seattle from 1973 to 2008. He is an internationally recognized trial attorney and remains active in numerous professional and community organizations.
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.