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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 before courts and administrative boards. She also advises developers on acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and multi-family projects.

Professional Activities

  • Central Waterfront Oversight Committee, 2020-present
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Member
    • Leadership Series, 2019-2020
  • Foster Garvey, Opportunity & Progress Council, Member, 2020-present
  • King County Bar Association
    • Environmental & Land Use Law Section, Member, 2017-present
      • Secretary, 2019-present

Community Activities

  • Downtown Seattle Association, Downtown Residents Council, Steering Committee, Member, 2018-present
    • Chair, 2019-present
  • Whitworth Women’s Leadership Network, 2019-present

News & Insights




  • Washington, 2017


  • 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
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