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Matthew Brian Hanna

Real estate Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   1 review

also known as Matt Hanna

  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 2 years
    Washington - WA 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 21 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Real estate
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    Matt’s practice is focused on real estate transactions, including all aspects of acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition. Matt represents local and national developers and lenders in completing a variety of multi-family residential, mixed use, office, and retail projects. He takes particular care to work with his clients in obtaining creative, cost-efficient results for all transactions.

    22 years

In my real estate practice, I represent local and national developers and lenders in all aspects of acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition for multi-family residential, mixed-use, office, and retail projects - with a focus on creative, cost-efficient results. I create private equity and debt funds for private regional lenders and other real estate-related companies, and assist them on a range of financing transactions. As Cairncross & Hempelmann's Managing Partner, I'm responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, and supervise administration, finances, technology, and business development.

 

My deep passion for Seattle and city government led to my appointment by former Mayor Greg Nickels to the Pike Place Market Council, where I currently serve as chair. I am an identical twin (I credit this for my highly developed people-antenna) and lived in Paris for four years (still read French newspapers). Hemingway, with his clarity and mastery of language, will always be one of my favorite authors. And in a guilty pleasure sort of way, I am really enjoying the proliferation of micro-distilleries in the area.

Location

Matthew Brian Hanna
Cairncross & Hempelmann, PS
524 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323

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Posted by Bill | January 27, 2014
Great Real Estate Attorney
I have worked with Matt for the past three years on several very sensitive, high-profile and complex real estate transactions. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and very comprehensive and thorough in his work product. More importantly, he is an intuitive deal maker that is able to understand the needs of the opposing party while achieving the best results for his client. His style creates the perception of a win- win situation for all, thus insuring the successful completion of the transaction. In short, he is just really good lawyer and a really good guy.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner and Attorney
  • Cairncross & Hempelmann
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Short Cressman and Burgess PLLC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Chad A. Morrone
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law (Editor-in-Chief, Boston University International Law Journal)
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2002
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Arts
  • 1997
  • Universite de Paris IV - The Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Master of Arts, Highest Honors
  • 1996
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seattle Sports Arena Complex
  • Ongoing
  • Region’s Largest Condo Development Project
  • Ongoing
  • Land use and Real Estate Due Diligence & Financing for Key Developer
  • Ongoing
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Associations

  • NW Next
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Mackrell International
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) Council
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Ranked Band 3: Real Estate
  • Chambers USA
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Seattle, WA
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Seattle, WA
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Ranked Band 3: Real Estate
  • Chambers USA
  • 2017
  • Ranked Band 3: Real Estate
  • Chambers USA
  • 2016
  • Recognised Practitioner
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Award
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brokers' Education class
  • From Construction to Conversion: A Condominium Overview
  • 2014
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Endorse Matthew
Real estate Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt has the exactly needed skill set for a successful transaction: he understands the real estate and finance business, he is a dealmaker, he is a good communicator, and yet he is thorough and careful as well as knowledgeable."
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Seattle Real estate Lawyer Matthew Brian Hanna
Matthew Brian Hanna
Real estate Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 21 years