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Chris's practice focuses on real estate-related business transactions. He documents and negotiates loans for institutional lenders, structures partnerships and LLCs for developers and equity real estate investors, establishes condominiums, represents land banking entities, and advises businesses and individuals on leases, easements, covenants, contracts, and other business matters. Chris received a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Columbia College.


Practice areas


  1. Project Finance: 50%
    17 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    17 years
  3. Business: 25%
    17 years

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  • Roger M. Townsend

    I have known Chris since we clerked for the same Federal District Judge over 15 years ago. Chris is a very committed attorney with a sharp intellect. I have sent clients to him and have gone to him with my own personal real estate questions and recommend him without qualification.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson

999 Third Avenue
Suite 4600
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 Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHillis Clark Martin & Peterson1999 - Present
Law Clerk to the Honorable William L. DwyerU.S. District Court For The Western District Of Washington1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1998 - Present
Water First InternationalMemberN/A
Water First InternationalBoard of Directors2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and PolicyRegulating Research on the Terminally Ill: A Proposal for Heightened Safeguards1999
Washington Law ReviewDouble Indemnity for Operators of Nuclear Facilities? In Re Hanford Nuclear Reservation Litigation, the Price Anderson Act, and the Government Contractor Defense1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAIOP Vancouver ForumCanadian Investement in U.S. Real Estate; Considerations for Cross-Border Investment2013