For many individuals and businesses, real estate is their most valuable asset. That asset needs careful attention, and our Real Estate Practice Group attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients in all aspects of real estate ownership, sale, leasing, and development. If your needs involve real estate, we have the knowledge to help.

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Land Use Development

Our real estate attorneys understand local land use codes, SEPA, the administrative permitting process, LUPA proceedings, and the myriad of laws governing development. We work with planners, architects, and engineers strategically to help clients obtain the permits they need for a successful development project.

Commercial, and Residential Real Estate Transactions

Over the past six decades, our real estate attorneys have drafted, reviewed, and negotiated countless real estate purchase and sale agreements and transactional documents, from simple and straightforward residential home sales to complicated commercial transactions involving businesses, tenants, and commercial financing. Similarly, our real estate attorneys draft and review many types of lease documents, including commercial and residential leases and lease option agreements. If you are buying, selling, or leasing, our real estate attorneys can help.

Boundary and Ownership Disputes

Our real estate attorneys represent commercial and residential property owners in disputes with neighbors, including boundary disputes, trespass and nuisance claims, and timber trespass actions. We are experienced with adverse possession and prescriptive easement litigation and represent our clients in and out of court with an eye toward practical, cost-effective resolution whenever possible. If you are having a dispute with a neighboring property owner, we have experienced real estate attorneys to assist.

Environmental Law

Our environmental practice clients include homeowners, boatyards and marine businesses, manufacturing companies, and gas station owners. Our real estate attorneys represent clients with many types of contaminated property issues, including navigating the regulatory cleanup process and negotiating terms in the purchase and sale of contaminated properties. 

Leasing and Landlord/Tenant Law

Our real estate attorneys are experienced in drafting and negotiating leases and enforcing leases when performance becomes an issue. We represent commercial leasing clients from small businesses to major shopping center and office building owners, and residential leasing clients that include both landlords and tenants. When it comes to leasing, our real estate attorneys have the experience to provide our clients with practical and strategic advice.