Bryan Helfer

Bryan Helfer

Bryan has more than 10 years of experience representing clients in commercial and residential real estate development and investment. He has experience representing private developers, foreign investors and businesses of varying sizes, including Fortune 20 companies, real estate investment firms and small, family-owned organizations. Bryan’s practice includes acquisitions, dispositions, debt and equity financing, business organization, joint venture partnerships and representing landlords and tenants in leasing office, technology, industrial and retail properties.

Prior to joining Foster Pepper, Bryan practiced at Pircher, Nichols and Meeks in Chicago where he represented private equity clients on large-scale portfolio transactions. 

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Leadership Tomorrow

  • Class of 2017
  • Coach, Class of 2018

MarketShare, Board of Directors, 2017-2019

Maple Leaf Community Council

  • Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • Co-President, 2019-Present

Seattle University, Adjunct Professor, 2011-2012

The Service Board, Board of Directors, 2011-2014


Confidentiality Agreements in the Current Marketplace: A Carve-out to Permit Debt Investments As an Alternative to Equity Investments

Author, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Legal Update - February 4, 2009


Current Trends in Purchase and Sale Agreements

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

Washington State Hospitality Law Manual, Third Edition

Associate Editor and Presenter, 2012

Acquisitions of Distressed Debt and REO Properties

Speaker, WSBA Spring RPPT Real Estate Seminar, 2011

Real Estate (Chair)Commercial & Real Estate Finance


Tel: 206.447.6218Fax: 206.749.2122


J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, 2006

  • Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Contributing Editor
  • Russell Lee Rua Scholarship, University of Michigan Law School

Japanese Language Degree (Shuryo Sho Mei Sho), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), 2002

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 2000

  • Duke Kahanamoku Scholarship, University of California at Los Angeles

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2010

Illinois, 2006


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2015-Present
  • Associate, 2010-2014

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks (now White & Case LLP) (Chicago, IL), Associate, 2006-2009

Cades Schutte LLP (Honolulu, HI), Summer Associate, May 2005-August 2005

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (Anchorage, AK), Summer Intern, June 2004-August 2004

Berlitz (Tokyo, Japan), English Instructor, 2001-2003



Japanese, basic

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