Cairncross & Hempelmann, PS

Real Estate Department

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The Real Estate team at Cairncross & Hempelmann brings a wealth of experience and deep industry knowledge to every transaction, and clients benefit from our collaborative team approach. Our clients include developers, lenders, borrowers, and owners at the forefront of some of the most visible, sophisticated, and complex real estate projects in the region. Our highly-integrated team has helped clients involved in iconic properties throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Real Estate Areas of Focus:

  • ​Real Estate Debt & Equity Finance
  • Leasing
  • Acquisition & Disposition
  • Land Development
  • Condominiums

The Land Use & Zoning attorneys at Cairncross & Hempelmann are well-versed in the zoning, planning and land use laws of Washington.  Our extensive experience in the field translates into an astute technical and practical knowledge of applicable codes and how they have historically been interpreted and applied.  We represent both private and public sector clients, including property owners, developers, counties and municipalities.  

Land Use & Zoning Areas of Focus:

  • ​Land Use Entitlements
  • SEPA and NEPA Compliance
  • Comprehensive Planning and Zoning and Development Regulations
  • Master Planned Developments, Subdivisions, Annexation
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Shoreline Management Act and Critical Areas
  • Growth Management Act Compliance and Appeals
  • Natural Resources
  • Land Use and Real Estate Litigation and Appeals


Herrman, David A. (Head of Department)

Rogers, Nancy Bainbridge (Head of Department)

De Leon, Nicole E.

Hanna, Matt B.

Hempelmann, John W.

Lane, Andrew S.

Marcy, Donald E.

McFarland, Ryan D.

Olsen, Randall P.

Pflugrath, Lindsey M.

Revelle Stock, Anna

Springstroh, Nicole

Vermeer, Travis

White, Ryan D.


American Capital Group

American Homes for Rent

AvalonBay Communities

Calhoun Property Management

City of Sumner

Daly Partners

Dunn Lumber Co.

Evolution Projects

Horton Street


Lennar Corporation

Madison Avenue Development

MainStreet Property Group

MainVue Homes LLC

MainVue Homes/Henley USA

Microsoft Corporation

Mill Stream Properties Group

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

Mount Baker Housing

Oakpointe, LLC

Pinnacle Partners

Plus Investments

Race Track LLC

Taylor Morrison Home Builders

Timberlane Partners

Trammell Crow Residential


Affordable Housing


Commercial Real Estate



Industrial Real Estate

Institutional Real Estate


Real Estate Development

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Investment

Religious Real Estate

Residential Real Estate


Transit Oriented Development