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Joshua C. Allen Brower

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
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About Joshua

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Josh is an experienced land use, real estate and business lawyer, with an emphasis on complex projects, permitting, and land use regulatory compliance. He works with clients to negotiate purchase and sale agreements, perform due diligence, obtain land use approvals, conduct environmental review, and address permitting and legislative issues involving zoning, platting, shoreline compliance and growth management. Josh is an experienced land use, environmental and real estate trial lawyer, having successfully represented clients in administrative tribunals, superior court actions, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and before the Washington Appellate Courts. Josh also is a seasoned business lawyer, devoting a significant amount of his practice to advising closely held Seattle-based businesses as outside general counsel. Josh provides strategic business and legal advice and handles corporate governance and commercial litigation matters for his clients. Josh brings over 20 years of land use and planning background to his practice. Prior to attending law school, Josh worked as an environmental planner and consultant for premier Northwest firms and he served as one of four staff members on the Vermont Governor’s blue-ribbon Growth Management Commission, which ultimately recommended and crafted Vermont’s Growth Management Act.

 

Josh was appointed to the Seattle Planning Commission in 2008 and was twice elected Chair of the Commission. He served six years on the Planning Commission.  

Location

Brower Law PS
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2008
Tom Wells, Managing Member, Wells Realty Advisors, LLC
I have known Mr. Brower since 1994...just prior to his writing the Washington State bar examine. Having over 40 years in the construction and real estate development industry (26 years in my own business) I've had the opportunity to work with dozens of attorneys. Mr. Brower tops the list as a real estate development attorney...supported by his prior education and experience as a planner. He's very conscientious about his professional responsibility...demonstrated continuously through his efforts to seek creative solutions; rather than a short cut pursuit of litigation. He never hesitates to go the extra mile in his research, exploring potential solutions and communicating with all parties. With Mr. Brower on our development team, I'm reassured that we're receiving the best legal advise and a keen interest in attaining the project goals. Given his positive contributions to our development projects...he'll be on our team for a long time.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brower Law PS
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder and Member
  • Veris Law Group PLLC
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Founder/Partner
  • Brower Law PS
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Founder/Partner
  • Tupper Mack Brower PLLC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Principal
  • Mentor Law Group, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Stoel Rives
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Preg O'Donnell & Gillett PLLC
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Law Office of James C. Middlebrooks
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Research Assistant to Professor Richard Settle
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Assistant to Lead Policy Analyst
  • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD-Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 1995
  • Hampshire College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lopez v. Smart
  • Judgment for Plaintiffs, including attorneys' fees
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Landry
  • Verdict for Plaintiff

Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • WSBA Environmental & Land Use Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Trustee of the Year
  • Washington Association of Housing Services for the Aging
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA ELUL Mid-Year
  • SEPA Litigation: 10 Years of SEPA for a bike trail
  • 2018
  • ULI Spring Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Yes We Cannabis: How the Growing Marijuana Sector Creates Opportunities for Real Estate.
  • 2017
  • ELUL Mid-year
  • Dude, Where’s My Pot Farm? Land Use Regulation and Conflicts in the Era of Legal Recreational Marijuana.”
  • 2015
  • Annual Joint Conference of the Washington Association of City and County Planning Directors
  • Best Practices with and for Planning Commissions
  • 2012
  • Buying and Selling Electric Power
  • Getting Projects Built and Operational
  • 2011
  • Hearing Examiners Annual Conference
  • Permitting Renewable Energy in the NW
  • 2010
  • American Planning Association Annual Conference
  • New and emerging strategies for public involvement
  • 2010
  • Short Course on Planning
  • The Role of the Planning Commissioner
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts
  • 2007
  • WSBA Environmental & Land Use Section CLE
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Restoration Requirements in Environmental and Land Use Laws
  • 2004
  • WSBA Environmental & Land Use Section Mid-year CLE
  • State and Local Permitting Issues for Green Power
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
Endorse Joshua
Land use and zoning Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney with great integrity, intellect and good humor. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Josh. He is a solid and practical lawyer with great judgment. He is also fun to work with and very good at accomplishing the desired end result for clients."
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Seattle Business Lawyer Joshua C. Allen Brower
Joshua C. Allen Brower
Business Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 28 years