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I have over 35 years of experience in real estate and finance law. I counsel real estate developers, investors, landlords, tenants and lenders in transactions involving all types of commercial real estate, including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and multi-family projects.


Contact info

Summit Law Group

315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104-2682

Practice areas


  1. Financial Services: 20%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Project Finance: 20%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  5. Environmental: 20%

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselFoster Pepper, PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneySummit Law Group2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Subcommittee on InsuranceVice-Chair2005 - Present
Insurance CommitteeVice-Chair2002 - Present
Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real EstateMember1997 - Present
American College of Real Estate LawyersFellow1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Real Property Probate and TrustChairman1992 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Real Estate LawyerPlanning Issues in Mixed Use Developments2005
Washington PracticeClosings and Escrows1997
Washington Real Property DeskbookCommercial Lease Practice1996
Willamette Law ReviewThe Employment Retirement Income Security Act and Fiduciary Responsibility1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Law ConferenceTop Ten Insurance Issues in Retail Leasing2006
Real Property Probate & Trust Section Mid—Year MeetingRecent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law2006
Senior Lawyer Division Annual MeetingKelo and Washington Eminent Domain2006
UnknownCurrent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law2005
UnknownForeclosure Without Fear: Dealing with Subordinate Parties2005
American Association of Port Authorities; Port Administration & Legal Issues SeminarSelected Issues in Lease Negotiations & Provisions2005
Real Property Probate & Trust Section Mid—Year MeetingRecent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law2005
International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Law ConferenceInsurances Issues in Real Estate Transactions2004
UnknownRecent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law2004
UnknownSenior Lawyer Division Annual Meeting — “Reverse Mortgages"2004