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Glenn Jay Amster

Land use and zoning Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 18 years
    Washington - WA 45 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Glenn

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Practice area
  1. Land use and zoning

    46 years, 400 cases

My practice focuses on providing advice and assistance to clients in all aspects of real estate development, including feasibility analysis, development strategy, property acquisition, environmental review, permitting, and administrative proceedings and litigation related to these areas. I have been involved in a significant number of developments in Washington and Oregon during the last two decades, representing both private and public agency clients.


Kantor Taylor PC
901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4000
Seattle, WA, 98164

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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2007
Client Review
Glenn is certainly one of the most knowledgeable and tenacious land use lawyers in Washington.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2007
Client Review
Glenn is a straightforward attorney. He has strong communication skills and is effective with diverse aduiences. His ability to work with municipalities and other legal representatives leads to win-win solutions. Adept at avoiding litigation. A skill that is sometimes overlooked however critical, is his ability craft professional letters summarizing encounters and next steps keeping the audience in mind. A consumate professional and a "good guy" in this acumen.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Lane Powell PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
  • 1978 - 2004


  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • JD
  • 1978
  • Syracuse University
  • AB
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Coffey et. al v. City of Walla Walla et. al.
  • Joined with City in successful defense.


  • NAIOP - WA Chapter
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Research Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • NAIOP - The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Member, State and Local Government Committee
  • 2006 - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Selected in Best Lawyers in America since 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Washington Super Lawyer, 2001-2012
  • Washington Law and Politics
  • 2012
  • Listed in Chambers USA
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2012
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Green Building Certification Institute
  • 2009
  • Named Among Seattle's Top Lawyers
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2007
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  • Seattle Business Monthly
  • Seizing the Opportunity: Economic Crisis Brings Increment Financing to Washington
  • 2009
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • CFD Financing: A New Tool for Developing Regional Infrastructure,
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Environmental Initiatives - 2009 and Beyond
  • State Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • 2009
  • New Rules on Stormwater
  • Water Quality Regulation
  • 2008
  • ICSC Law Conference
  • Major Issues in Land Use Litigation - Takings and First Amendment Issues
  • 2006
  • Annual Conference
  • Growth Management
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Land use and zoning Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Amster has a mastery of Washington land use law. His preparation and legal briefing on land use matters is excellent. His oral presentations are well organized and expertly delivered."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Land use and zoning

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Seattle Land use and zoning Lawyer Glenn Jay Amster
Glenn Jay Amster
Land use and zoning Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 45 years