Jeremy Eckert
Member

Jeremy Eckert

Jeremy is a Member in Foster Pepper's Real Estate and Land Use practices. He counsels private and public clients on land use law, permitting, transactional real estate, water law, and municipal law issues. He also counsels private clients on liquor law compliance.

Activities

Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Real Estate, 2013-Present

United Negro College Fund, Portfolio Project Mentor, 2013-Present

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Sustainable Leadership, Class of 2014

Right Size Parking Technical Committee, King County Metro, Member, 2013

Transfer of Development Rights Technical Advisory Committee, Washington State Department of Commerce, Member

CityClub, Board of Governors, 2011-2013

Whatcom Farm Friends, Pro Bono Counsel, 2012-2013

South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust, Pro Bono Counsel, 2012-2013

Tacoma Farmers Market, Pro Bono Counsel, 2010-Present

Washington Park Arboretum, Volunteer Naturalist for youth fieldtrips, 2002-2008

Seattle Youth Garden Works, Volunteer, 2002-2004

Publications

City of Seattle Revises Its Design Review Program

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2017

City of Seattle Releases Its 'Preferred ALternative' for the Remaining Mandatory Housing Affordability Rezones

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2017

The Seattle City Council Upzones Downtown, South Lake Union, And University District in Exchange for Mandatory Housing Affordability

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, April 2017

Stormwater Regulations Impair Vested Rights

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, January 2017

Three Cases Create New Challenges to sEcure Water Supply for Development

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2016

Seattle Releases Draft Rezone Maps and Mandatory Affordability Performance / Fee Schedule

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2016

Washington Supreme Court Levels the Playing Field in Real Estate and Land Use Litigation

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2015

Liquor Board proposes new rules that expand rights for Washington state's craft distillers

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, August 2014

City of Seattle energy reporting mandate now includes buildings 20,000 square feet in size and greater. Reporting required by April 1, 2013

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2013

Liquor 2.0: Liquor Board Proposes Rule That Would Allow Online Liquor Sales and Delivery

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, September 2012

Liquor Board Answers the $150 Million Question

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, August 2012

EPA Rules on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Upheld by Federal Court of Appeals

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, July 2012

Liquor Control Board Enacts Emergency Rules for Craft Distillers; Begins Formal Rulemaking to Implement I-1183

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2011

Washington State Liquor Control Board Issues Emergency Rules For Distillery and Craft Distillery Sales

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2011

I-1183: New Business Opportunities for Craft Distilleries and Retailers

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2011

Using SEPA to Encourage Economic Development and Sustainable Communities

Author, Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter, June 2011

Recent State Legislation is of Interest to Municipal Bond Issuers

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2011

Property Owners Can Challenge an Agency’s Decision to List Waterbodies as “Impaired” if the Listing Diminishes the Property Owner’s Property Value

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2011

Court Clarifies SEPA Planned Action Provision that Expedites Sustainable Communities

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2011

Congress Extends Significant Tax Incentives for Conservation Easement Donations

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2010

Ecology Finalizes Revised Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2010

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds the Municipal Water Law

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, October 2010

New “Upfront SEPA” Law Provides a Voluntary Tool to Encourage Infill Development

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, September 2010

Stormwater Runoff from Logging Roads Requires Discharge Permit

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, August 2010

Washington Department of Commerce Announces $1 Million in Transfer of Development Rights Grants

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, July 2010

New Washington Wine Laws Take Effect July 26, 2009

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2009

Alternative Transfer of Development Rights Transaction Mechanisms

Co-Author, Washington State Department of Commerce, July 2008

Capital Funding for Infrastructure and Other Amenities in Cities

Co-Author, Washington State Department of Commerce, July 2008

Transfer of Development Rights in Washington State: Overview, Benefits, and Challenges

Co-Author, Washington State Department of Commerce, April 2008

Growing With Grace: Welcoming Population Into the Puget Sound Region While Maintaining Our Ecological Integrity

Author, 4 Seattle University Environmental Law Society Journal, 9-15, 2007

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Presentations

Seattle: What’s New with Mandatory Housing Affordability and Design Review?

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2017 Real Estate/Land Use Briefing: Essential Industry Updates, November 2017

Special Consideration in Project Development Planning

Speaker, 2017 Environmental and Land Use Law Section Midyear Meeting & Conference, Washington State Bar Association, May 2017

Pending City of Seattle area-wide rezones

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2016 Real Estate/Land Use Briefing: Essential Industry Updates, November 2016

Land Use Update

Speaker, Hearing Examiners Association of Washington, 2016 Annual Conference, October 2016

Integrating the State Environmental Policy Act with Other Laws

Speaker, Washington State House of Representatives' Environment Committee, June 2016

Seattle Design Review Board Update

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2015 Land Use/Real Estate Briefing: Essential Industry Updates, October 2015

Planned Actions and Other Upfront SEPA Vehicles for Expedited SEPA Review

Speaker, 12th Annual SEPA & NEPA Seminar, January 2015

Impact Fees, Linkage Fees and Capacity Charges

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2014 Land Use/Real Estate Briefing: New Regulatory Developments and their Impact on the Future of Land Use and Real Estate, November 2014

New Tools for Planned Action and Infill Development

Speaker, Law Seminars International - Tenth Annual Seminar on SEPA & NEPA, January 2013

SEPA Update: New SEPA Exemptions/New Legislation — Early SEPA Review

Panelist, 2012 Land Use & Environmental Seminar, October 2012

How to Effectively Use a Land Use Attorney

Speaker, Runstad Center For Real Estate Studies, October 2012

I-1183: What’s changed, what hasn’t, opportunities, and traps for the unwary

Speaker, Snohomish on the Rocks: Preparing for Privatization, April 2012

SEPA Tools for Smart Growth Projects and Sustainable Development

Speaker, The Ninth Annual Advanced One-Day Workshop on Washington's SEPA & NEPA, January 2012

The New Nationwide Regional Permits

Speaker, The Eleventh Annual Seminar on Wetlands in Washington: Evolving Regulations, New Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices, October 2011

Environmental Sustainability after the Great Recession

Speaker, 2011 WCCMA Summer Conference, August 2011

Using SEPA to Encourage Sustainable Communities and Economic Development

Speaker, SEPA: State Environmental Policy Act, August 2011

SEPA Tools to Encourage Economic Development & Sustainable Communities

Speaker, Land Use/Environmental Group Seminar, May 2011

'Hoods & Woods: An Overview of Real Estate in Washington State's Urban, Rural, and Resource Areas

Speaker, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, University of Washington, October 2010

Ten Easy Ways to "Green Up" Your Zoning Code

Speaker, Seattle American Institute for Architect’s Design For Livability Conference, October 2009

Advancing Sustainability at the Local Level

Speaker, Washington City/County Management Association Summer Conference, Summer 2008

Is There Money Out There to Do That? A Project Finance Toolkit for Architects and Developers

Speaker, Seattle American Institute for Architect’s Finance Conference, June 2008

The Nexus Between Development and Conservation

Speaker, Law Seminars Land Use in Washington CLE, April 2008

New Business Opportunities for a Traditional Timber Business

Speaker, The Seminar Group Northwest Forest Forum CLE, February 2008

Pierce County TDR/PDR: Conserving Resource Lands While Promoting Responsible Growth

Speaker, Pierce County Council, October 2007

More Than a Bundle of Sticks

Speaker, TDR: Making It Work in Washington Conference, March 2007

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Land Use, Planning & ZoningConstitutional Law & Statutory RightsEnvironmental & Natural ResourcesEnvironmental LitigationHospitalityInfrastructureMunicipal GovernmentReal EstateSports Teams & FacilitiesWater RightsWine, Beer & Spirits

Contact

Tel: 206.447.6284Fax: 206.749.2018

Recognition

Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2013

Governor’s 2014 Smart Communities Award, City of Tacoma South Downtown Subarea Plan, in recognition of outstanding achievement in creating livable and vibrant communities

Education

J.D. Seattle University School of Law (cum laude), 2009

  • Seattle University Trustee Scholarship Recipient, 2006-2009
  • Environmental Law Society, Member

B.A., University of Michigan (magna cum laude), 2002

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2010

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2016-Present
  • Associate, June 2010-2015
  • Law Clerk, July 2009-May 2010
  • Summer Associate, 2009

City of Seattle Attorney’s Office, Land Use Division, Legal Extern, Summer 2008

Forterra (formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy), 2004-2008

  • Director of Transfer of Development Right Program, May 2007-December 2008
  • Real Estate Transactions Project Manager, June 2005–April 2007

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