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Practice focused on commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, commerical leasing, real property development, and natural resources law.  Represent applicants in land use hearings, including SEPA and shoreline appeals. Water resources practice assisting agricultural and commercial entities and individuals with water rights evaluations and water market transactions. I enjoy the dynamics of a transaction and being proactive in helping clients avoid problems.


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
    28 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    28 years
  3. Telecommunications: 20%
    18 years
  4. Environmental: 20%
    27 years

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

777 - 108th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5130


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Member of the YearFamily Resource Center, Redmond, WA1997
Vivian Carkeek Memorial PrizeN/A1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselDavis Wright Tremaine1988 - Present
Zoning SpecialistLCC International1999 - 2000
Acting Legal PlannerCity of Bellevue1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of WashingtonAdmittedN/A
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsAdmittedN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
T-Mobile USA Inc. v. City of AnacortesCity land use permit denial overturned
City of Tacoma v. Franciscan FoundationSummary Judgment Affirmed
Washington State Bar Association v. Washington Public Employees Relations CommissionPetition Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Real Property DeskbookCo-Author "Development Exactions and Impact Fees"1996
Washington LawFederalism, Uniformity and the State Constitution1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
East King County Bar Real Property Section MeetingReal Estate Issues in the 2009 Domestic Partnership Act2010
East King County Bar Real Property Section MeetingTop Five Things You and Your Clients Need to Know About Water Rights in Washington2009
Oregon Water Law ConferenceCurrent Issues in Washington Water Law1997