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Overview

Michelle represents property owners and developers with transactional real estate and land use permitting.

Michelle advises private and public clients on local and state regulatory processes related to development including permitting, due diligence and related litigation and dispute resolution. She also advises developers on acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and multi-family projects.

Professional Activities

  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Leadership Series, 2019-2020
  • King County Bar Association
    • Environmental Section, Member
    • Land Use Section, Member

Community Activities

  • Downtown Seattle Association, Downtown Residents Council, Steering Committee
    • Chair, 2019-present
    • Member, 2018-2019

News & Insights

News & Insights

Publications

  • "Liquidated Damages in Washington State Purchase and Sale Agreements," The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, American Law Institute CLE, Volume 35, Number 5, September 2019
  • "Liquidated Damages in Washington State," ACREL News & Notes, November 2018
  • "City of Seattle Revises Its Design Review Program," Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2017

Admissions

  • Washington, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with honors), 2017
    • Washington International Law Journal, Associate Editor-in-Chief
    • Women’s Law Caucus, President
    • Latino/a Law Student Association, Board Member
    • Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Student Member
  • B.A., Whitworth University (magna cum laude), 2011

Languages

  • Spanish, conversational
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