Doug lives on Mercer Island with his wife, son and daughter. When not practicing law,... more
Doug lives on Mercer Island with his wife, son and daughter. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, flyfishing, surfing, scuba diving and exploring. He also has a small hobby oyster farm, producing Kumamoto and Pacific oysters at Camano Island north of Seattle for consumption by his friends and family.
Since 2001 I have been practicing law in Washington helping individuals and small... more
Since 2001 I have been practicing law in Washington helping individuals and small businesses navigate the tangled web of rules that make up our legal and regulatory system. In doing so, I educate my clients in the law and the legal process, helping them to develop reasonable expectations and make educated choices. I'm at my best solving problems in an efficient and creative way. I apply ... view profile
Land use / zoning attorneys help you understand land use laws and zoning regulations, both of which concern how you use your land (for businesses, homes, farms, factories, etc.). Zoning regulations specify things such as how close together different types of buildings can be (for example, single-family homes versus high-rise apartment buildings), how far back from the sidewalk buildings must be set, how high you can build, and how much parking you need to provide. A land use / zoning attorney can determine which rules apply to your property and development activities, and whether you qualify for any exceptions to these rules.