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A practicing lawyer for 24 years, Ron handles a broad range of real estate and general business transactions for both individuals and institutions.

In the real estate area, Ron regularly represents purchasers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants and lenders in commercial real estate transactions. He has extensive experience counseling clients on site acquisition, entity selection, financing, construction, leasing and re-sale. He frequently advises clients in connection with real estate with known or suspected environmental risks, including allocating environmental risk among buyers and sellers. Ron has handled transactions involving retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and mixed use projects, including condominium developments and conversions.

In the business area, Ron handles the full spectrum of corporate and business transactions, including asset and equity transfers, entity structure (including joint venture structuring and financing in the real property development context) and governance. He has lived, studied, and worked in Japan; traveled extensively in Asia; and represented a number of Asian investors with U.S. business interests.

Ron’s achievements have been recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine, which has named him as a Super Lawyer® each year from 2004-2015. This is a designation reserved for fewer than five percent of all lawyers in Washington State. Ron was named as a Top 40 Real Estate Super Lawyer® from 2007 through 2012 and has received the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbel Law Directory.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 25%
  2. Corporate: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 25%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Socius Law Group

Two Union Square
601 Union St., Suite 4950
Seattle, WA, 98101-3951


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
AV Preeminent ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 40 Real Estate Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySocius Law Group2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seattle Executives AssociationMemberN/A
Susan G. Komen FoundationVolunteer and FundraiserN/A
Bainbridge Island Children's MuseumVolunteerN/A
Bainbridge Island Little LeagueCoachN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
University of Washington School of LawN/AN/AN/A