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Chris has experience with a broad range of real estate and land use matters.

Chris' practice emphasizes both real estate and finance including expertise in retail, office, residential and mixed-use condominium projects. He regularly represents purchasers, sellers, developers, borrowers and lenders in joint ventures and transactions involving industrial, retail, office, multi-family, condominiums and mixed-use projects. His experience includes acquisitions, sales, leasing, development, land use, zoning and entity structuring. Chris's leasing experience includes office, industrial, retail and restaurant leasing and subleasing.

Professional Activities

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Advisory Board and Executive Committee, Secretary, 2010-present
  • Urban Land Institute, Member, 2008-Present
    • Center for Sustainable Leadership
      • Task Force for Class of 2014
      • Class of 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2012
  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations, Volunteer Attorney

News & Insights

News & Insights


“A Road Map for Protecting Legitimate and Competing Interests of Commercial and Residential Condominium Owners and Uses and the Declarant,” Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development

“Condominium Issues Facing Developers, Lenders and Associations,” Foster Pepper Real Estate & Land Use Seminar

“Stalled Condominium Projects,” 2009 Bankers Briefing

“Getting in (or out) of the Game - Scenarios on Workout/Receivers/Foreclosure Issues,” Troubled Condominiums Seminar

“Structuring Your Deal: Options & Implications,” Urban Land Institute, Small Scale Development Program

“2013 Commercial Real Estate Forum,” Columbia Bank

“Creditors’ Rights Webinar,” Columbia Bank

“Annual Real Estate and Land Use Seminar” Foster Pepper Client Briefing

“Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development in 2008” Foster Pepper Client Briefing

“Real Estate Case Law and Legislative Update,” Foster Pepper Client Briefing


  • Washington
  • California
  • Illinois


  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Designation, 2011
  • Certificate in Commercial Real Estate, University of Washington, 2009
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1999
  • B.A., University of Washington (with distinction in Economics), 1996
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