Areas of Practice

Real Estate Development

Halverson Northwest’s multi-disciplinary team of lawyers serves multi-sector clients in all aspects of real estate development including environmental, land use, tax, construction and real estate law.  Real estate development is an integrated and complex process.  We take pride in our ability to work with local jurisdictions, elected officials, property owners, lenders, agencies, and others to successfully complete the project. 

Land Use

Our attorneys are experienced and well regarded in matters of land use planning.  We have successfully advised development of commercial and retail shopping centers, industrial parks, master planned developments, institutional (medical) campuses, subdivisions and short plats and binding site plans. 

Environmental Law

Real estate development often presents significant environmental issues and requirements.  Our attorneys have extensive experience with environmental components of permit applications including State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act and related legislation.  We regularly assist clients in both due diligence and assessment of environmental risks and issues, including matters related to contaminated property, critical areas and wetlands. 

Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys provide knowledge and support to the purchase, sale, leasing, financing and development of all properties, including residential, office, industrial, retail, and multi-family properties. 


Real estate development is impacted by both federal and state tax considerations.  Our attorneys provide advice on tax implications related to real estate development, choice of entity issues and entity formation, property and sales tax considerations, valuation and related issues.