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I am a member of the firm and the Business and Real Estate Transactions practice group, and a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in transactions and litigation. My clients include commercial and residential purchasers and sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants, title insurance companies and their agents and insureds, brokers and renewable energy developers.
I am an experienced title claims counsel, representing title insurance underwriters, agents and their insureds in resolving title disputes.
I also have significant experience representing wind energy developers nationally in closing acquisition, disposition, equity participation and debt transactions.
Before returning to private practice, I managed a national title services office for an international title underwriter that issues title policies and closes commercial transactions throughout the country. I also served as a member of the Washington Land Title Association’s Executive Committee and as chair of its Judiciary Committee. I have represented the WLTA before the Washington State Supreme Court as amicus curiae in several landmark decisions involving the land title industry.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Member||Williams Kastner||2006 - Present|
|N/A||Stoel Rives, LLP||2004 - 2006|
|Vice President and Underwriting Counsel||Stewart Title Company||1999 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alaska Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Alaska Bar Association, Real Estate Section||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar Association, Real Estate and Land Use Section||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Washington Land Title Association||Member||N/A|
|American Wind Energy Association||Member||N/A|
|Downtown Seattle Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Industrial and Office Properties||Member||N/A|
|American Land Title Association||Member||N/A|
|International Council of Shopping Centers||Member||N/A|
|Urban Land Institute||Member||N/A|
|American College of Mortgage Attorneys||Former Board of Regents||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Commercial Brokers Association||Board of Directors||2003 - 2004|
|American Bar Association, Title Insurance Law Committee||Chair||2000 - 2001|
|Indiana University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Macalester College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|