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Imanta F Holmquist

Real estate Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Imants Holmquist

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Imanta

Learn Imanta’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Commercial Leases and Purchase and Sale agreements; residential purchase and sale agreements; commercial and residential evictions; real property disputes

    18 years, 300 cases

  2. Business
    Entity formation and management; purchase and sale of business; business contracts

    18 years

  3. Construction and development
    Development entities; development agreements; project due diligence and advising

    18 years

  4. Litigation
    Litigation of business and real property disputes

    18 years

Please note: Imanta Holmquist” is this attorney’s legal name, he goes by “Imants Holmquist.” This is because Avvo requires the use of the name listed with the bar association for all attorneys, and the Washington State Bar Association has Imants listed by his legal name “Imanta Holmquist”. “Imanta” is a Latvian name that is no longer in use as a male name due to grammar changes in the 1880’s, but is still carried on by families as a tradition where the name has been passed down generationally prior to that change, as is the case with Imanta Holmquist.”

Power in legal disputes and negotiations means having strong knowledge of the law and understanding of the issues to take effective action at every opportunity. A key reason clients hire me is that I keep my eye on their business goals. In other words, I get deals done. I’m enthusiastic about cooperating with my clients to build and develop their projects and aspirations.

All transactions have risk. What’s important is moving forward in as protected a manner as possible — understanding which of those risks are worth losing sleep over and require protective measures, and which should be understood, but ultimately not kill a deal. Balancing this dichotomy is an art as much as a skill.

I strongly care about the outcomes I obtain for our clients. I understand that when a client has a favorable outcome, he or she will be a client for life. To develop this relationship, I start from the position that responsiveness is essential: where possible I try to respond to all communications within 24 hours.

I was born and raised in the Seattle area. I grew up speaking Latvian and gained proficiency in Swedish while studying in Sweden. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, playing golf, skiing, and attending Husky football games.

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Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
1000 Second Ave, Suite 1770
Seattle, WA, 98104

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Matt | January 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great firm for real estate transaction
I had the pleasure of working with this firm during the purchase of a property. They helped me get organized, timely responded to questions, and kept me updated on what I needed to know. Thanks for the help!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Imants!
Imants and his team helped us resolving the case to our great satisfaction. His online meeting scheduler works very well and it is easy to setup online meetings with him. He is very responsive to emails, works efficiently during online meetings, and drafts legal documents to the important points. We strongly recommend him to our friends.
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Posted by Pam | November 1, 2017
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Amazing Attorney
Imants expertly guided us through an extremely challenging commercial real estate land sale. The east coast title/escrow company was unorganized and presented last minute requests, that Imants navigated and solved patiently yet with expertise. He negotiated and worked efficiently with the purchasing corporation's attorneys and corporate officers walking that "fine line" well between being firm yet not alienating. We look forward to future endeavors!
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Posted by John | September 15, 2017
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Mr. Holmquist solved a title problem for me. He knew where the system had failed and how to apply pressure to the culpable parties to get the matter fixed in the quickest, simplest, and cheapest way possible.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Being in the commercial real estate industry I can without a doubt say Imants is one of, if not the best attorney I have worked with thus far. His attention to detail, quickness to respond and (most importantly) knowledge of how to ultimately get a commercial real estate transaction done is unparalleled. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for guidance/counsel on commercial real estate.
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Posted by Brooke | April 17, 2015
Expert at real estate transactions
Imants was a true professional and extremely responsive. He carefully helped us navigate the ins and outs of dealing with buyers, brokers and escrow. I'm not convinced our house would have closed without him. He brought tremendous comfort every step of the process. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Jeff | April 19, 2013
Highly recommend Imants Holmquist
I'm a real estate associate and have referred many clients to Imants and all report back on his professionalism and knowledge of real estate questions. I've also used Imants to set up my LLC as I'm an independant contractor and he handled all affairs with ease. His responsiveness was prompt and process was easy and simple.
Posted by Peter | April 17, 2013
Represented for private purchase of home
Imants represented my family in a private purchase of a home. He was very thourough in making sure we were properly covered in the transaction and explaining the details of each step. I would highly recommend his firm to anyone looking to purchase (or sell) a home. His fees were also very reasonable saving us a significant amount of money compared to using real estate agents.
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Posted by Bryce | January 29, 2013
Real Deal
i am a small buisness and have had to use Imants services on several defferent occasion and continue to use his firm. Services have range from setting up LLC, contract review, negoitating , debt collection to just good legal buisness advise.
Posted by Thomas Kang | January 17, 2013
Pleased to Refer friends and professional colleagues to my lawyer Imants Holmquist
My name is Thomas Kang, I am a Periodontist that practices in Federal Way, Downtown Seattle and Everett, Washington. In 2007 it just so happened I had a legal need and a patient of mine (Imants) practiced that type of law. That was my introduction to someone whom I now consider excellent general counsel in all legal matters and in a general advisory role. It seems persumptive to give anyone excellent ratings across all facets that this sites has asked us to rate, unfortunately while I would like to ding him for something, he's passed all tests as it relates to the topics they've asked me to judge. Imants has provided me with sound, aggressive and ethical legal advice in multiple contract negotiations, real estate matters and entity formations. I've referred more colleagues and friends to Imants than I can remember and you'd serve yourself well should you need to enlist the services of a excellent attorney.
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Posted by Steve | May 5, 2011
Very nice experience with Imants Holmquist
I was referred to Imants by other lawyers who were familiar with his services and experience, and am happy to say I was not disappointed in the least. He was a great communicator, had very fair pricing, and operated on a very good timeline to get my situation resolved. When going over the resolution to my issue, Imants took time to carefully explain matters to me, always made sure I understood what he meant, and never seemed pushy or eager to end our conversation when time officially ran out. I was left feeling very happy I had done business with him, and he seemed genuinely interested in my case whether or not I continued to do business with him in the future. All in all, I'm a very satisfied customer!
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Posted by Denise | April 28, 2011
Real estate
Imant is a very well informed real estate attorney. I have been in real estate for over 25 years and he is the only one I am working with and or referring clients to.
Posted by Josh | October 11, 2010
A Lawyer Who Cares
I have been working with Imants and his colleagues for several years now and I am constantly reminded of why. I can rest assured that they are going to be looking out for the best interest of my company and will be keeping me informed as they do this. Its always refreshing to work with someone that loves there job and is always striving to improve. I feel Imants and his firm are just working harder than most others in this industry and it does not go unnoticed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Carson & Noel, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Document Clerk
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • B.S.
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commerical Lease Negotiation
  • Favorable
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchase
  • Ongoing
  • Commercial Eviction
  • Judgment for client
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  • The Brighton House - South East Seattle Senior Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Swedish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Real estate Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have relied on Imants and his firm for Condo and other Real Property Law. He’s an outstanding lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Imants on a number of matters. He is knowledgeable and professional, particularly with regard to matters related to real estate transactions. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to him if it posed a conflict for my firm or was outside my area of expertise."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Imanta Holmquist has sucessfully represented numerous clients in complex real property matters. Imanta has superior attention to detail and a commitment to cost-effective representation. I refer clients to Imanta for real property matters because I am confident that those clients will recieve top-noch representation."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Imants is thoughtful, flexible and creative in his work. He brings a problem-solving attitude and a highly professional demeanor to his work. He was a pleasure to work with."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Imants on a significant number of condominium purchase disputes and found him to be a highly intelligent and extremely capable lawyer. He was very passionate and effective on behalf of his clients. Since then I have referred several clients on to him and continue to do so with the utmost confidence in his abilities."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked opposite Imants and his partner in trial de novo of an arbitration award in favor of my client. I found Imants and his partner to be professional and reasonable with a view to solving the problem at hand and coming to a mutually agreeable resolution, which we did prior to trial. I would recommend this lawyer and his firm as attorneys who are pragmatic and not just out to bill hours."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Imants is a lawyer with good judgment who really cares about his clients. He has always been very personable and level headed in my dealings with him."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Holmquist is a great attorney to work with. I regularly trust him as someone to turn my clients to when they have real estate issues to deal with. "
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