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Before becoming an attorney in 1988, I bought, developed and sold real property, served on the Tacoma Pierce County Multiple Listing board as a member and president and was active in the Tacoma Board of Realtors where he served on the governing board. After beginning practice as an attorney, I continued to be involved in the real estate industry as a member of the board of directors for the Master Builders Association of Pierce County for 10 years, and am now a lifetime board member.


Among my many community activities, my most recent has been one of the most rewarding. I am the immediate past president of The Rescue Mission, based in Tacoma, where I am pleased to continue as a Board Member.


My practice includes a broad range of real estate related legal services that are identified below in four (4) categories:


 Real Estate

 Boundary disputes


 Conditions, covenants and restrictions


 Environmental threshold determinations

 Dispute resolution

 Land use planning

 Leases and rental agreements

 Platting and subdivision of real property

 Purchase and sales agreements

 Real estate and asset based financing

 Title insurance

 Water rights and transfers

 Zoning hearings

 Quiet Title actions


 Land Use and Zoning

 Amnesty permits (Pierce County)

 Annexation and related agreements

 Bulkhead permits

 Compliance with requirements of real property development under the Growth           management Act

 Conditional use permits

 Critical areas (e.g., wetlands, flood hazard areas, steep slopes, fish and wildlife habitat, geological hazards, shoreline management and other critical areas regulations)

 Dock permits

 Environmental remediation

 Formal plats

 Large lot plats

 Non-conforming use permits

 Planned development districts

 Rezones, conditional use permits, variances, development agreements and other land use entitlements

 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

 Shoreline substantial development permits, variances, conditional use permits, etc.

 Short plats


 Water rights, transfers and other issues



 Breaches of contract

 Change orders

 Construction agreements

 Construction claims

 Construction delays

 Cost overruns

 Dispute resolution

 Leasing agreements

 Labor disputes

 Mechanics’ liens

 Sales agreements


 Inverse Condemnation/Eminent Domain

 Full payment for property rights to be taken by condemning agency

 Full payment for diminution in value of remainder property, if applicable

 Pre-condemnation land planning

 Proof of Highest and Best Use of affected property

 Reimbursement of relocation expenses, if applicable

 Settlement objective usually significantly exceeding initial offers



Contact info

Terry L. Brink, Attorney at Law, PLLC

1201 Pacific Ave Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA, 98402-4314

Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 35%
  3. Construction: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 5%

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  • Alan D. Macpherson

    Terry is as knowledgeable as they come, and a great negotiator.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ManagerTerry L.Brink, Attorney at Law, PLLC2011 - Present
MemberEisenhower & Carlson, PLLC2007 - 2011
PartnerGordon Thomas Honeywell1992 - 2006
AssociateGordon Thomas Honeywell1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
The Rescue MissionPast President/Board MemberN/A
Pierce County Master Builders AssociationLifetime DirectorN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Multiple Listing BoardPresident and Member1976 - 1978
Tacoma Pierce County Association of RealtorsBoard Member1976 - 1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Pacific Lutheran UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983