SCOTT B. OSBORNE
Of Counsel

Scott B. Osborne

Scott has more than 40 years of experience in real estate financing, workouts, acquisition, development and sale, and as counsel to closely held companies. His practice includes the representation of developers, lenders, institutional owners and tenants in various types of real estate projects, including high-rise office buildings, industrial facilities, condominiums, residential developments, retail shopping centers and apartments. Scott’s significant transactions include representing the City of Seattle in the acquisition of the Municipal Tower (formerly, Gateway Tower), developers and ground lessors commercial office buildings and lenders in mortgage loan transactions, workouts and foreclosures.

Scott is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the Pacific Real Estate Institute, has been a lecturer at the University of Washington Law School (teaching real property security), and is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education programs.

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Activities

American Bar Association

  • Casualty and Other (non-title) Insurance Committee of Real Property Transactions Group, Chair, 2009-2012
  • Member

Washington State Bar Association

  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Chair, 1992-1993
  • Member

American College of Real Estate Attorneys, Insurance (non-title) Committee, Chair, 2009-2011

International Council of Shopping Centers

Pacific Real Estate Institute

Publications

Navigating the Foreclosure Process

Co-author, Mortgage Banking, April 2009

Mortgages

Co-author, Washington Real Property Desk Book, 4th Ed., Chapter 20 (Washington State Bar Association), 2009

Commercial Lease Practice

Author, Washington Real Property Desk Book, 4th Ed., Chapter 20 (Washington State Bar Association), 2009

Planning Issues in Mixed Use Developments

Author, Practical Real Estate Lawyer, July 2005

Presentations

Legislative and Case Law Update

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

Insights from Leading Brokers on Why Some Deals Come Together and Others Don't

Program Co-Chair, Real Estate Purchases & Sales, Law Seminars International, March 2016

Recent Developments in Real Estate Law

Speaker, WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, December 2015

Current Trends in Financing

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

CCRs in Purchases and Loans

Speaker, Easements, CCRs, and Development Agreements: Sophisticated Approaches for Drafting Provisions and Litigating Disputes, Law Seminars International, September 2015

Real Property Update

Speaker, WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting and Conference, June 2015

Post Foreclosure Liability

Speaker, Focus on an Ever-Shifting Landscape: Annual Spring Real Estate Update, WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, April 2015

Commercial Real Estate Lending and Guaranties

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

Washington State Bar Association (WSBA): 2014 Real Property, Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting and Conference

Speaker, June 2014

  • "Real Property Update"
  • "Personal Guaranties - Recent Developments in Post-Foreclosure Liability"

CCRs in Purchases and Loans

Speaker, Easements and CCR: Sophisticated Approaches for Drafting Provisions and Litigating Disputes, Law Seminars International, April 2014

Guaranties, Non-Judicial Foreclosures, Carve-Outs and Post-Foreclosure Liability

Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, 20th Annual Fall Real Estate Conference, December 2013

Analysis of Lease Language Addressing Allocation of Risk and Insurance Matters: How to Get it Right and Sleep Soundly

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Annual U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2013

Real Estate Case Law and Legislative Update

Presenter, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate & Trust Section Mid-year Meeting, June 2013

Carveout Guaranties in Commercial Loans: Drafting Tips to Avoid Unintended Liabilities

Speaker, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, February 2013

Recent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law

Speaker, Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association Annual Fall Real Estate Conference, December 2012

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Gonna Do : How Nonrecourse is Your Loan?

Speaker, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, October, 2012

Washington Deed of Trust Act – Recent Developments in Residential Foreclosures

Speaker, Senior Lawyer Section Annual Meeting, Washington State Bar Association, April 2012

Insurance, Indemnity, Waiver of Subrogation and Other Risk Shifting and Sharing Provisions – What You Need to Know in Drafting and Enforcing These Clause

Speaker, International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Law Conference, October, 2011

Recent Developments in Washington Real Estate Law

Speaker, Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association, March and May 2011

Advanced Insurance Issues in Leasing Transactions

Speaker, International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Law Conference, November 2010

Equitable Subrogation for Title Insurers: A Washington State Perspective

Speaker, American Land Title Association – Reinsurance Committee Annual Meeting, September 2007

Insurance, Indemnity, Waiver, Release, Subrogation – Lease Clauses You Need to Know More About

Speaker, American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Fall CLE Program, September 2007

Real Estate Issues in Estate Planning

Speaker, Heckerling Institute Annual Estate Planning Conference, January 2007

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Contact

Tel: 206.447.6293Fax: 206.749.1919

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law, 1987-2018

Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Business, Real Estate, 2013

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1975

  • Order of the Coif

B.A., Yale University (cum laude), 1971

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1975

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1975

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC, Of Counsel, 2012-Present

Summit Law Group, Lawyer, 2011-2012

K&L Gates LLP (formerly Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP)

  • Of Counsel, 2009-2010
  • Partner, 2002-2009

Graham & Dunn, Shareholder, 1990-2002

Ferguson & Burdell

  • Partner, 1981-1990
  • Associate, 1975-1980

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