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Anne DeVoe Lawler

Anne DeVoe Lawler

Managing Member
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Phone:
206-516-3204
Fax:
206-292-1995
Email:

Anne Lawler is an experienced, AV rated transactional lawyer. She represents owners, landlords, developers, lenders and business owners in a wide variety of transactions involving real property. Activities include negotiating and preparing purchase and sale agreements; exchange agreements; commercial, retail, office & industrial leases; commercial loan documents; opinion letters; organizational documents for limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and tenancies in common; easements; development agreements with municipalities; and other documents and matters that are necessary to the acquisition, development, ownership and/or operation of real property.

Ms. Lawler also advises clients on hazardous waste issues affecting real estate as well as on entitlement issues (i.e. zoning and land use). 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Land Use Law
  • Hazardous Waste Law

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 2009
  • Washington, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Law Review: Washington Law Review, Managing Editor, 1979 - 1980
  • Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1975

Honors and Awards

  • L & P Washington State Super Lawyer, 2003 - Present
  • Best Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, 2011 - Present
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Seattle-King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Duke University Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2005 - 2009
  • CREW-Network, National President, 1995
  • CREW-Seattle, President, 1990 - 1991
  • CREW Foundation, Chair, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2007
  • Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies (UW), Vice Chair, 2012 - 2014
  • Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies (UW), Chair, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ferguson & Burdell, 1981 - 1988
  • Ferguson & Burdell, Partner, 1988 - March 1, 1994
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hon. Eugene A. Wright, Law Clerk, 1980 - 1981

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Theta