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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


 Condemnation


 Conditions, covenants and restrictions


 Easements


 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


 Variances


 Water rights, transfers and other issues


 


 Construction


 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


 

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Contact info

Terry L. Brink, Attorney at Law, PLLC

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

Practice areas

Licensed

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198808/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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
Associations
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
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Pacific Lutheran UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983