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Daniel R Merkle

Real estate Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Sophisticated practice involving complex work-outs and bankruptcies involving real estate and ongoing commercial operations.

    39 years

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    39 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Practice includes negotiations, strategy and documenation of contracts on a wide range of issues.

    39 years

  4. Real estate
    Practice includes real estate work-outs, debt and operational restructuring and bankruptcies. Also includes representation of guarantors.

    39 years

I have practiced in Seattle for over 30 years and have been involved in a wide range of complex cases involving work-outs, liquidations, debt-restructuring and Ch. 11 cases.  My practice also includes a wide range of real estate and commerical transactions.


I have also been involved with numerous non-profit organizations and civic causes.


Licensed for 39 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 03/18/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Daniel R Merkle
1325 4th Ave Ste 940
Seattle, WA, 98101-2509


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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Amicus Law Group, PS
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Daniel R. Merkle, PS
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Merkle Siegel & Friedrichsen
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Preston Gates & Ellis
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Hatch & Leslie
  • 1984 - 1988
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Ilinois-Champaign/Urbana
  • Bachelor's of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Brazier Forest Products
  • Ch. 11 Plan of Reorganization Confirmed
  • Ch. 11 case of D. Michael Dunne
  • Confirmation of Ch. 11 Plan of Reorganization
  • Ch. 11 Plan of Reorganization Confirmed


  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Drug Policy Project
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2003


  • WSBA Trust and Real Property Conference
  • Emerging Affordable Home Ownership Strategies: Deed Restricted Homes and Community Land Trusts
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Bar Assn. Trust & Real Property Conference
  • Deed-Restricted Homes and Community Land Trusts
  • 2008
  • NW Community Land Trust Coalition Fall Gathering
  • Collateral, Defaults Foreclosures Involving Community Land Trusts
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Daniel
Real estate Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent business and real estate attorney. I have worked with him on several cases, as well as referred clients to him. He offers stellar, well reasoned and practical legal advice and is an extraordinary advocate. I highly recommend and endorse Dan!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Dan for about 20 years, have consulted often with him on bankruptcy issues and found him knowledgable, helpful and alway a pleasure to talk to. I have referred clients to him knowing they would get expert help."
Real estate
Landlord or tenant
Seattle Real estate Lawyer Daniel R Merkle
Daniel R Merkle
Real estate Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 39 years