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Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

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Managing Partners: Laurie Lootens Chyz
Number of partners: 29
Number of lawyers: 47
Languages: German, Japanese, Marathi, Spanish

Firm Overview:
HCMP is a Seattle-based law firm founded in 1971. Firm clients include national and international corporations, local and regional businesses, government entities, community organizations, non profits and individuals. Attorneys work in a broad range of business and industry areas including real estate, land use, business/corporate, lender services and finance, and litigation.

Main Areas of Practice: 

- Corporate Governance & Shareholder Activism
- Commercial Transactions
- Cross-Border Transactions
- Data Security & Privacy
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning & Succession
- Intellectual Property
- International
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Securities
- Startups & Emerging Companies
- Tax

Lender Services & Finance:
- Lender Liability & Litigation
- Lender Services
- Public Finance

- Antitrust
- Appellate Practice
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Class Action
- Construction
- Employment
- Financial Institutions
- Higher Education
- Intellectual Property
- Securities

Real Estate & Land Use:
- Project Guidance
- Government Entities
- Real Estate Transactions
- Regulatory Monitoring
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Land Use Litigation

Experienced in advising corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and individuals. The firm advises shareholders, directors and management on corporate governance, financing, operations, commercial agreements, employment issues, mergers and acquisitions, and securities matters.
■ Formation, structuring and representation of commercial and residential real estate development joint ventures, on both the investor and developer sides, on projects involving commercial office space, single and multifamily residential projects, health care facilities, energy facilities and hotel and resort properties
■ Representation of publically and privately owned solid waste companies in connection with designing and documenting the solid waste collection and disposal systems for various cities and counties. Services included negotiation and drafting of agreements for waste collection, design, construction, public and private financing and operation of transfer station, hauling, intermodal, recycling and composting facilities, landfill gas to energy projects, and long haul and disposal of waste
■ Formation and representation of startups in energy, construction, healthcare, advertising, multi-media and technology industries
Key Clients: Washington Capital Management, Inc., CalPortland, Waste Connections, Inc., Implicit BioScience, Inc., Novo Fogo
Contact: David Myre, Jr
Tel: 206 470 7608
Email: [email protected]

Lender Services & Finance:
Experienced in both commercial and public finance matters, routinely representing a number of national and regional financial institutions, as well as local and regional municipalities and nonprofits.
■ Represented financial institution in closing three interrelated syndicated loans involving retirement facilities in three different states under common management but with divergent ownership. The transaction involved numerous complex healthcare and ownership issues and required creative structuring of security interests to fully cross-collateralize the facilities
■ Represented bank on all aspects of loan to develop new Weyerhaeuser Corporate headquarters, involving unique negotiations between lender and major tenant
■ Served as bond counsel for the $300 million Washington portion of approximately $800 million fixed and variable rate revenue bond financings simultaneously issued in four states for a national Catholic healthcare system
Key Clients: KeyBank, HSBC, King County, Washington Health Care Facilities Authority, Washington Federal
Contact: Gary Fallon
Tel: 206 470 7617
Email: [email protected]

Experienced in a wide array of industries and have represented clients in numerous high-profile cases that produced outstanding results.
■ Represented an international pharmaceutical company in product liability cases in Washington State, including class actions and individual cases
■ Represented a national life insurance company and its subsidiary in suits in federal and state courts arising out of approximately $800 million in real estate investments. Plaintiffs and putative class action plaintiffs asserted claims for federal and state securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, common law fraud, and negligence
■ Represented a timber company in an action brought by 242 residents and property owners involving a paper mill. Plaintiffs asserted claims under the Model Toxics Control Act, the Hazardous Waste Management Act, and Washington air pollution regulations, and a variety of tort claims
■ Represented an international company in an antitrust class action where class plaintiffs alleged a price fixing conspiracy, seeking compensatory damages of $325 million and treble damages of $975 million
Key Clients: Mitsubishi Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, University of Washington, Alaska Air Group
Contact: Jake Ewart
Tel: 206 470 7677
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Land Use:
Represent private and public clients in land use and development, real estate, and environmental services, from front-end feasibility and land use analysis, to entity formation, financing needs, real estate transactions, permits and other entitlements
■ Represented national company to secure City and State approvals for annexation and phased development of 2,000-acre master planned community, including permits and financing agreements for major roadway and utility infrastructure, subdivisions, and construction permits
■ Advised clients on regulatory compliance, and litigation of cost recovery and contribution actions, under state and federal environmental laws. Successfully managed remediation and regulatory closure of complex contaminated sites
■ Represented international retail client on development of new urban campus with 3.3 million sq ft of office space in Seattle, including multiple street vacations
Key Clients: Tech and e-commerce companies, Vulcan Real Estate, MultiCare Health System, Laird Norton, The Polyclinic
Contact: T Ryan Durkan
Tel: 206 470 7614
Email: [email protected]