Case Studies

  • Aluminum Facility Sale
    Real estate representation of owner of aluminum facility and real estate transaction to sell facility to the Port of Vancouver.
  • Annexations
    Successfully represented various clients in annexation from unicorporated areas to cities.
  • Conmed Medical Service
    Represent client in negotiating a medical and mental health services agreement with Clark County, Washington, and a national jail medical and mental health services provider.
  • Consortium of School Districts
    Represent consortium of school districts in developing growth management planning policies for school siting and creation of a school impact fee formula.
  • Development Agreement
    Worked on complex multiparty development agreement with government that provided the release of land for urban development and vested traffic impact fees that saved the clients from a doubling of impact fees.
  • Development Agreements
    Drafted and negotiated many development agreements, covenants, and other contracts to facilitate new or revised development proposals for private and public projects.
  • Dry Waste Landfill
    Represent client in permitting a construction waste landfill.
  • Eastern Washington Tribe
    Provide advice on infrastructure issues with the city of Airway Heights; provide advice on land use issues related to project financing.
  • Growth Management Act
    Successfully represented more than 4,000 acres and multiple clients in getting their properties brought into an urban growth area.
  • Industrial/Flex/Retail Center
    Provide real estate transaction and land use counsel to developer of a 219-acre mixed-use business park with retail component.
  • Internet Service Provider
    Represent client in sale and repurchase transaction involving a regional Internet service provider.
  • Land Use Permitting
    Prepare, negotiate with staff, and obtain approval for all types of land use applications: comprehensive plan amendments, rezones, conditional use permits, site plan review applications, subdivisions, short plats, shoreline permits, development agreements, planning director interpretations, temporary use permits, habitat permits, and wetland permits.
  • Legislation, Ballots and Lobbying
    Draft and advocate for local or state legislative amendments on behalf of clients or as volunteer members of committees to ensure good planning rules and regulations. Examples include proposed amendments to expand funding options for transportation benefit districts, to allow a school district partially located in a non-Growth Management Act county to collect impact fees and to provide for a property tax exemption for school or college foundations.
  • Drafted ballot measure for light rail vote
    Drafted ballot measure for school district asking for advisory vote on whether school district should charge and collect school impact fees.
    Assisted in drafting Employment Mixed Use Overlay ordinance in Ridgefield, Washington.
  • Medical Clinic
    Represented numerous clients on general business matters, sales and acquisitions, health care regulatory issues, employment agreements, and real estate matters.
  • Mineral Extraction Facility
    Represent client in all phases of permitting mineral extraction and related processes.
  • Mixed-Use Business Park With Housing and Retail
    Represent client in land use permitting for major business/retail park anchored by WalMart and the United States Army Reserve.
  • Mixed-Use Business Park
    Provided land use and government affairs representation in permitting a 450-acre mixed-use business park in southwest Washington, including industrial, flex office, lifestyle retail, and big box retailer.
  • Mixed-Use Vertical Development
    Represent client in land acquisition and land use permitting for mixed-use office tower containing office, retail, and high-end residential rental with municipal parking garage.
  • Mixed-Use Vertical Office, Retail, and Residential
    Represent client in leasing office properties.
  • Municipal Waste Landfill
    Representation on business planning matters, real estate transaction matters, and environmental cleanup of a 70-year-old municipal waste landfill.
  • Olympic Peninsula Tribe
    Provide advice on project financing.
  • Partial Mixed-Use Project
    Provided business, real estate, and land use representation in siting a four-tower mixed-use project in downtown Vancouver, Washington, including two buildings with office, retail, and residential and two apartment/condominium buildings.
  • Planning/Environmental Firm
    Represent client in general business matters and the sale of business to a national engineering firm.
  • Protection of Views and Cultural Resources
    Successfully blocked construction of a view-obstructing cell tower near a historic cemetery.
  • Regional Medical Center
    Represent client in land use permitting for a major expansion of regional medical center.
  • Restaurant
    Sale, acquisition, and leasing of restaurant facility in Portland International Airport and Vancouver, Washington.
  • Retail Center
    Provided land use representation in permitting a multitenant retail shopping center anchored by Target and Kohl’s.
  • Retail Center
    Represent developer in real estate acquisition and land use permitting for a regional WinCo shopping center. Represent developer in land use transportation issues for a major regional retail shopping center anchored by WinCo.
  • Retail Center
    Representation of client in land acquisition and land use permitting for a regional Fred Meyer shopping center with significant smaller tenants.
  • Sale of Major Retail Center
    Sale of a major retail center from a publicly traded developer to a private equity investment fund before completion of construction with a pending construction litigation claim and public transit access project.
  • Senior Housing Facilities
    Business formation and planning, and acquisition of numerous senior retirement facilities.
  • Subdivision
    Provide real estate and land use advice on phase subdivision.
  • Three Megachurches
    Represent clients in obtaining land use approvals for facilities expansion.
  • Various School Districts
    Represent numerous school districts in acquiring land and siting school facilities.
  • Warehouse Club
    Provided land use representation and siting for the first warehouse club in Clark County.
  • Washington Port
    Represent client in environmental permitting with Washington Department of Ecology and NOAA.
  • Washington Port
    Represent client in permitting a major regional business park.
  • Western Washington Tribe
    Provide business, government affairs, real estate, and land use advice to Salishan-Mohegan, LLC, in regard to locating an Indian tribe resort and casino.
  • Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Amendments
    Represented clients in to changes to zoning and comprehensive plan amendments, including advocating for property to be included in urban growth area.


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