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In real property and business transactions, there is no substitute for experience. In over thirty years of transactional practice, I’ve gained the experience my clients need to succeed.

With over three decades of experience advising buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants, Ron understands all aspects of the real estate development process, the players involved, and how to get projects done. He has negotiated and closed hundreds of real estate and business transactions for individuals and institutions.

Ron speaks the language of real estate and construction. He regularly represents developers, purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and lenders in commercial real property transactions. His extensive experience encompasses retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and mixed-use projects, including condominium developments and conversions. Ron is often brought in early to help guide clients through the entire development process—from site selection, negotiating purchase terms and financing, managing due diligence (including coordination with experts and advisors), through closing and disposition. When needed, he also manages discrete components of complex transactions.  


With a background in environmental litigation, Ron frequently advises clients when their real estate projects have known or suspected environmental risks, including allocating environmental risk among buyers and sellers.

Ron also handles a full spectrum of corporate and business transactions. He has lived, studied, and worked in Japan; traveled extensively in Asia; and represented a number of Asian investors with U.S. business interests.


Before his legal career, Ron worked every facet of construction, from day laborer to finish carpentry and cabinetmaking. This inside-the-industry experience has provided valuable perspective on the construction process and real estate development.


J.D., magna cum laude, Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington, D.C.

University of Washington School of Law


B.A., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire


Super Lawyers® list, 2004-2023


Top 40 Real Estate Super Lawyers list, Washington Law & Politics magazine

AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory

Avvo “Excellent” rating



Bainbridge Island Children’s Museum Volunteer

Bainbridge Island Little League and Traveling Team Coach

President, Seattle Executives’ Association (2017)


Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association


Seattle Executives Association Member



Ron lives with his wife on Bainbridge Island, where he is active in the local community. He and his family enjoy travel, water sports, downhill skiing and other outdoor activities.
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