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Overview

Steve helps private and public clients obtain and defend land use entitlements.

Steve assists Seattle’s Major Institutions (hospitals, universities and colleges) in obtaining master plan approvals as well as project-level permits. Steve also litigates land use, environmental, real estate and general matters in tribunals ranging from local hearing examiners to state administrative bodies to courts.

Community Activities

  • Bayview Manor Retirement Community
    • Case Development Committee, Member
    • Citizens’ Advisory Board, Member
  • Downtown Seattle Association, Urban Experience Committee
  • Parents for a Better Downtown Seattle, Steering Committee member
  • Seattle Parks District Citizen Oversight Committee member

Experience

Experience

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Admissions

  • Washington, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2007
    • Washington Law Review, Managing Editor
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering, 1997

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Washington) Up and Coming, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Land Use and Zoning Law, 2018-present
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2013-2017
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