My practice concentrates on real estate transactions, land use and real estate... more
My practice concentrates on real estate transactions, land use and real estate development issues, in addition to representing public agencies and private entities on a range of issues as their outside general counsel.
Jeffrey is the former chair of the firm's Litigation team and its hiring committee.... more
Jeffrey is the former chair of the firm's Litigation team and its hiring committee. He focuses his practice on condemnation, financial institutions and commercial litigation. Jeffrey has represented clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, timberlands, financial services and manufacturing. He has successfully tried numerous multimillion dollar cases and has obtained favorab... view profile
James D. Howsley joined Miller Nash in 2004. He concentrates his practice on land... more
James D. Howsley joined Miller Nash in 2004. He concentrates his practice on land use, environmental permitting, and natural-resource permitting in both Washington and Oregon. Jamie was recognized in the Vancouver Business Journals "40 Under 40" in 2002 (in the inaugural class). He is also listed in Whos Who in Executives and Professionals, 2006-2007 edition. Jamie has been practicing law since... view profile
My practice focuses on real estate acquisition and development. I work with property... more
My practice focuses on real estate acquisition and development. I work with property owners, developers, consultants and regulatory bodies to obtain land use entitlements and, when necessary, to institute or defend against lawsuits related to land use interests. I am also the Chair of Cairncross & Hempelmann’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Group. The TOD Group facilitates transit-orient... view profile
Karen Willie is a member of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC (“TMDW”), a Seattle... more
Karen Willie is a member of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC (“TMDW”), a Seattle law firm. After managing her own law firm for fourteen years, she merged with TMDW in 2011. Ms. Willie concentrates her practice in water law, including landslides, floods, dams, drainage problems, riparian rights, sewage back-ups, wetlands, developments and storm water. Ms. Willie has represented both plaintif... 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.