Real Estate & Land Use

Van Ness Feldman's nationally recognized real estate and land use attorneys and land use planners forge innovative, reasoned solutions to facilitate development that is compatible with public policy and community values. This unique collaboration demands not only a deep understanding of the law but of the highly nuanced practical, political and public relations aspects of complex, large-scale land use and development projects.

The firm's experience extends from acquisition, development and finance, negotiation of commercial leases, management of large due diligence evaluations, structuring of multi-property acquisitions, regulatory analysis, compliance, and mitigation, to permit acquisition, expedition, defense and appeals.

A creative yet pragmatic approach emphasizes workable solutions to achieve practical results with highest value. Rapid turnaround, clear structure, and a solid understanding of business objectives are among the team’s guiding principles.

Practice areas include:



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Professionals

Brent Carson

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3831

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Jay P. Derr

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Howard J. Feldman

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1828

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Joel M. Gordon

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Adam W. Gravley

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Duncan M. Greene

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Tadas A. Kisielius

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3840

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Joshua D. Krebs

Associate

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Molly A. Lawrence

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Ray Liaw

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Alan L. Mintz

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1837

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Rachel I. Nervik

Paralegal

Seattle

206.802.3846

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Marlys Palumbo

Partner

Seattle

206.829.1810

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Clara Park

Associate

Seattle

206-623-9372

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Terese (T.C.) Richmond

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Susan A. Shyne

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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David G. Van Skike

Senior Land Use Planner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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News

For 13th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Professionals Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

Van Ness Feldman Receives Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2017 Rankings

Van Ness Feldman Assists Africatown Community Land Trust Secure Innovative Land Deal

Van Ness Feldman Named a "Best Law Firm in the US" for 2017

For 12th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Professionals Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

Van Ness Feldman Receives Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2016 Rankings

Seattle Office Seeking Real Estate Partner

Van Ness Feldman Named a "Best Law Firm in the US" for 2016

For 11th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Professionals Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

Van Ness Feldman Receives Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2015 Rankings

Van Ness Feldman Ranked as a "Best Law Firm in the US" by US News & World Report

For 10th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Professionals Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

Washington State Ecology Re-Issues Municipal Stormwater General Permits

Van Ness Feldman Named "Best Law Firm" in Multiple Categories for 2014

For 9th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Professionals Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

26 Van Ness Feldman Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America for 2013

Events

A Short Course on Local Planning

22nd Annual Real Estate Purchases & Sales Conference

2014 AASHE Annual Conference & Expo

Energy Export Permitting in the Northwest

IDEA's 105th Annual Conference and Trade Show

20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Purchases & Sales

22nd Annual Conference on Growth Management Act and Land Use

20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Purchases & Sales

19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Purchases & Sales

Alerts

Conservation Easements: A Powerful Land Use, Estate, and Tax Planning Tool

Court of Appeals Confirms When LUPA's 21-Day Appeal Period Begins to Run and When "Collateral Attacks" on Prior Unchallenged Land Use Decisions Are Barred

Your Passport To Street Vacations

Oregon Communities and Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation on National Flood Insurance Program

Recap of Washington Legislative Session: Not For the Faint of Heart

Washington Streamlines Business Entity Administrative Requirements

Opportunities to Save with Washington's Open Space Taxation Act

"Take this as a Sign" Supreme Court Sends Strong Message to Municipalities Concerning Content Based Sign Codes

Washington State's 2015 Legislative Session: Update

Seattle's Affordable Housing "Linkage Fee": A Renewed Attempt to Impose Mandatory Affordable Housing Requirements

Van Ness Feldman Receives Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2014 Rankings

FWS Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Promote and Recognize Voluntary Conservation of Species under the ESA

Updates

Northwest Land Matters Update - August 2017

Northwest Land Matters Update - May 2017

Northwest Land Matters Update - March 2017

Northwest Land Matters Update - December 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - September 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - August 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - May 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - April 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - March 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - February 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - January 2016

Northwest Land Matters Update - November 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - October 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - September 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - August 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - July 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - June 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - May 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - April 2015

Northwest Land Matters Update - March 2015