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NATHAN LUCE

206.838.9106   |   nluce@sociuslaw.com

My number one priority is to help clients get deals done in an efficient and pragmatic way.

Nathan advises clients in the purchase, sale, development, leasing, and financing of real estate assets ranging in value from $1M to $1B. He appreciates that every property is different and enjoys seeing the positive impact his clients have on shaping our communities.

Clients value Nathan’s broad base of experience with deals of all sizes, along with his down-to-earth business-oriented approach. He understands what really matters to clients and helps them get deals done efficiently and pragmatically.  

 

Nathan’s specialties include the purchase, sale, and development of office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and condominium projects. He also has considerable expertise in real estate finance, including construction loans, permanent debt, and equity financing.

Nathan’s clients rely on his experience in office, retail, and industrial lease negotiations, where he has represented landlords and tenants in leases ranging from 1,000 to 700,000 square feet.

 

He is also skilled in the structuring, development, and sale of all types of common interest communities, including high-rise residential condominiums, townhomes, plat communities, and mixed-use commercial condominium developments.

Before his work in real estate, Nathan developed a background in general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, public company financing, venture capital, and corporate governance. He has worked at two large global law firms, where he worked on corporate matters ranging from initial public offerings, corporate finance, and M&A transactions.

Real estate transactions & matters
 

  • Acquisitions and dispositions

  • Leasing

  • Development

  • Debt and Equity Financing

  • Joint Ventures

  • Commercial and residential condominiums

  • CCRs and owners' association matters

Types of real estate
 

  • Office

  • Retail

  • Multifamily

  • Single Family

  • Industrial

  • Condominiums and plat communities

  • Hotels

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; Senior Editorial Board, Virginia Law and Business Review.

B.A., University of Washington, with Distinction

RECOGNITION

Best Lawyers in America®
(Real Estate Law), 2023–-2024

 

Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars list, 2020–  2021

 

COMMUNITY

Executive Committee, Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section

An affiliate instructor, University of Washington Runstad Department of Real Estate, teaching Real Estate Law

Board of Directors, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 2017–2019


MEMBERSHIPS

Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section Member, 2016–present

SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS

Co-chair, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting and Conference, Washington State Bar Association, June 2022

Co-author, “New Washington law allows removal of racist covenants from deeds and public records,” Puget Sound Business Journal, May 2022

Co-author, “Regional Real Estate Practice Guide: Washington,” Chambers USA: Regional Real Estate Guide, 2018

Associate Editor and Contributor, Washington State Hospitality Law Manual, Third Edition

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Nathan grew up in the Seattle area and always knew he would come back after living in New York City and later attending law school at the University of Virginia.

In addition to practicing law, Nathan teaches a course on real estate law at the University of Washington’s Runstad Department of Real Estate. He enjoys being active, traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Amy.
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