Stoel Rives LLP

Real Estate Department

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We represent developers, investors, lenders, and business users in the acquisition, development, financing, sale and leasing of real estate. We advise on condominium and time-sharing forms of ownership, real estate syndication, taxation of real estate, zoning and the regulation of land use. We assist in planning the structure of and negotiating complex real estate transactions, as well as handling the legal analysis and documentation.

Our lawyers assist clients in all types of real estate development, including shopping center, industrial, residential, hotel and downtown developments. We have extensive experience in the creation and operation of residential, commercial and mixed-use condominiums and planned unit developments, and we are approved by FNMA for opinions on condominiums and planned unit developments.

Our work includes land use regulation and project permitting before local government entities, state agencies and appeals boards. We prepare and process all local, state and federal permit applications relating to land use and environmental regulation of development projects, also including advice on financing options for public and private infrastructure required as a condition of permit approval.

Among the services the group provides are:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Condominium & Common Interest Community Development Law
  • Construction and Design
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Land Use
  • Permitting
  • Property Tax Litigation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Property Litigation


McCarthy, Joseph (Head of Department)

Clark, Beth A

Coady, Adam

Delaney, Joe

Fandel, John

Kleeman, Alexandra

Kuntz, Michael

Luce, Nathan

Nelson, Colm

Osborn, Chris

Pedreira, Virginia M

Reed, Bart

Santa Lucia, John

Shapiro, Sabina


AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC

Bosa Development

Darigold, Inc.

Del Monte Foods

Elliot Bay Healthcare

Genworth Financial Inc.

Pacificap Properties Group

Port of Everett

Precisions Castparts Corp.

The Burrard Group

Vintage Housing Holdings




Consumer Products


Food & Beverage


Life Sciences & Technology


Natural Resources

Real Estate