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Mark Rowley has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign real estate developers and lending institutions in a variety of real estate matters, including the acquisition and sale of real property, secured lending, workouts and foreclosures, commercial leases and complex real estate litigation.

Mark has structured entities, including general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies, formed for the purpose of acquiring real property. He represents general partners in the private placement and syndication of limited partnership interests. He negotiates earnest money agreements, options and ground leases for acquisition of property and reviews contingencies to closing, including evaluation of title and permitting requirements.

In addition, he represents lenders and borrowers in the negotiation, documentation and administration of construction and permanent loans. He analyzes strategies for the collection of indebtedness and evaluates the risks and advantages of bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, Mark represents parties in disputes involving real property, including rescission and specific performance of earnest money agreements, foreclosure of liens and deeds of trust, unlawful detainer actions, condemnation proceedings, partition suits and construction litigation. Mark also negotiates construction contracts with contractors, represents owners and lenders on issues that arise during construction, including construction loan disbursement and draw requests, lien priorities, stop notices, subordination, holdbacks and retainage.

Professional Activities

  • Garvey Schubert Barer, Board of Directors, Chair, 1994-1997



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  • Washington, 1977
  • Illinois, 1976


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1975
  • B.A. University of Michigan, English, 1972
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law, 2013-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • "Top Lawyer" Real Estate, Seattle Met magazine, 2010
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