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With nearly 20 years of experience on contract negotiation and management, Chris handles all types of commercial transaction. This includes mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, licensing issues, real estate deals and the launch of innovative products and services in cutting edge markets. 




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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    22 years
  2. Business: 40%
    22 years
  3. Construction: 15%
    22 years
  4. Internet: 5%
    10 years

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  • John B Crosetto

    Chris has a wealth of experience and is a trusted adviser. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Crosetto Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Having worked as an in-house colleague of Christine Pothering's, it's easy for me to say that she would be an invaluable asset to any client looking for corporate or real estate advice. I'm still in-house, so I hire lawyers for a living, and I'd hire Christine any time! I give her my highest endorsement.


    David Mlodinoff
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Expeditors International Of Washington, Inc.

1015 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director- Global Legal ServicesExpeditors International2013 - Present
Mentor, Community Development Entrepreneurship ClinicSeattle University School Of Law2012 - Present
PartnerShort Cressman & Burgess, PLLC2006 - Present
Senior CounselLouisiana Pacific Corporation1998 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Downtown Seattle AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionN/AN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionN/AN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
King County Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/AN/A
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Smart Growth & Economic Competitiveness CommitteeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Multi-million dollar gaming machine purchasesuccessful negotiation
Represented iPhone app developersuccessful
Counseled music producersuccessful negotiations
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinGoing Global; Going Local:Doing Business Outside the U.S. Has impact at Home2013
King County Bar BulletinYou Have 14 Likes, 9 Comments and 1 New Lawsuit: Serving Lawsuits Via Social Media2013
King County Bar BulletinThe Gray Area of Securities Law2013
King County Bar BulletinSocial Media and the Ethical Practice of Law2012
Washington State Bar NewsCopyright Policies and Pinterest: Did They Get It Right the Second Time?2012
King County Bar BulletinDon't Forget the Digital Assets2012
King County Bar BulletinClear Social Media Policies Protect Law Firms2012
Engineering News-Record.ComStatutory Limitations to Contract Indemnity Clauses2012
National Business Institute SeminarLaws & Principles Affecting the Construction Project2008
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationConsensusDOCS v. AIA 20072008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Lewis and Clark CollegeEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Construction Section Mid-YearConstruction2008