Laura Karassik

Laura E. Karassik

Laura, a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice, counsels clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, sale, leasing, and development, with an emphasis on financing of commercial real estate. Laura’s real estate secured finance practice includes representing lenders and borrowers with respect to permanent and construction financing, mezzanine financing, loan modifications and loan sales. Laura has worked with commercial and residential developers and investors, including those in the health care and hospitality industries. She has substantial experience drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, loan documents, loan sale agreements and legal opinions.


Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), Board Member, 2012-Present

Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Drafting Lab

Commercial Real Estate Women

Pacific Real Estate Institute


Recent Developments in Lending

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

Real Estate Case Law and Legislative Update

Speaker, 2010 Real Estate & Land Use Seminar, April 2010

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Tel: 206.447.2727Fax: 206.749.2127


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law (with honors), 2003

B.A., Stanford University, 1997

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2005

Oregon, 2013

Illinois, 2003


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2011-Present
  • Associate, 2005-2010

Gardner, Carton & Douglas, LLP (Chicago, IL)

  • Real Estate Associate, 2003-2005

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