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Marcia’s breadth and depth of experience in commercial and real estate transactions, corporate law and regulatory compliance allows her to provide efficient counsel, including risk management advice, to her clients in the hospitality industry.

Her experience includes commercial real estate closings, real property acquisition and sale, corporate formation and governance, risk management and regulatory compliance. She has also negotiated, drafted and reviewed a broad range of agreements, including SaaS, non-disclosure, professional service, licensing, marketing, vendor, service, management, franchise, employment, incentive, commercial lease, purchase/sale, financing, subordination, promissory note, buyer and seller agent.

Marcia’s regulatory compliance counsel focuses on corporate governance and formation and, in connection with foreign direct investment in U.S. real estate and U.S. businesses, compliance with the federal CFIUS and Bureau of Economic Analysis regulations and reporting requirements.

Having worked in diverse legal roles, both in-house and at AmLaw 200 law firms, Marcia brings a unique perspective to her clients and their business operations, allowing her to spot issues early and provide practical, comprehensive guidance to minimize risk.

Community Activities

  • U.S. Presidential appointment to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, member of local board
  • USO Northwest, Board Chair
  • Junior League of Seattle, President
  • Pacific Science Center, Chair, Festival of the Fountains (former annual gala)
  • Stanford University Trading Post, Board Chair
  • YWCA, Seattle | King | Snohomish, Building Committee, Donor Recognition Chair

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Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Western New England University School of Law
    • Law review managing editor; case note on surface water law (2 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 549 (1980)), cited by Connecticut Supreme Court
    • Nominated by law school faculty to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
    • Faculty recommendation for U.S. Tax Court clerkship
    • Served as a law school trustee
  • B.A., Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies (China)

Languages

  • Mandarin
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