Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller Attorneys - Bellevue Real Estate Commercial Business Attorneys and Services

Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S.
2229 - 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200
Bellevue, Washington 98004-2936
Phone: 425.454.3374
Fax: 425.454.0087

Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller Attorneys Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller Attorneys


Phone:  425.454.3374
Fax:  425.454.0087             
Email: jludlow@hansonbaker.com
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John T. Ludlow


  • Real Estate
               Commercial and Residential Purchases and Sales
               Like-kind Exchanges
               Land Use & Development
               Real Property Finance
               Title Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Finance and Banking
                Foreclosures & Workouts
                Loan Document Review and Preparation
                Loan Recovery Lawsuits
                Resolution of REO Title & Development Issues
  • General Business


For more than thirty years John has represented parties who buy, sell, exchange, develop, lease, title insure and finance real estate. His clients include title insurance companies, banks, construction companies, design professionals, owners and tenants of commercial properties, and a broad array of western Washington business owners and individuals. John is experienced in providing transactional advice and preparing contracts, and has also represented innumerable clients in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations. His goals have always been to communicate well with his clients and to provide high quality, timely and cost-effective legal services.


J.D., University of Washington
      Washington Law Review member; he published an article and served on the
      Editorial Board as a Recent Developments Editor
M.B.A., Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College
B.A., in Economics, Dartmouth College


  • Represented numerous lenders in (a) the preparation of loan documents; (b) challenges to the validity and/or priority of their deeds of trust; (c) workout and forbearance negotiations; (d) foreclosures, (e) suits to collect deficiencies in commercial loans; and (f) resolving title and development issues following foreclosure.
  • Represented a purchaser in the purchase and financing of a multi-million dollar office/warehouse property and its conversion to a self-storage facility.
  • Represented an owner in a two-part loan transaction involving (a) a $9 million refinance, and (b) a loan of $2 million for expansion of an office building and marina.
  • Successfully defended a lender in a lawsuit alleging it had violated Washington's Consumer Protection Act and had slandered title to a piece of property by accepting an assignment of a deed of trust.
  • Successfully represented a property owner in a five parcel Boundary Line Adjustment Application to King County that involved wetlands and sensitive areas complications.
  • Prepared reciprocal easement agreements for adjacent Lake Sammamish property owners.
  • Successfully defended owners and lenders in several lawsuits filed by contractors and subcontractors to foreclose contractor's liens.


John has published instructional materials for, and been a frequent speaker at, numerous continuing legal education seminars on real estate finance, title insurance, real estate litigation, commercial deed of trust foreclosures, suits for deficiency judgments and construction liens.

John has also conducted numerous in-house bank seminars on loan document preparation, lenders' remedies when borrowers default and the role of title insurance.


"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell*, the highest rating attainable by members of the legal community
Named Super Lawyers* by Washington Law & Politics.
Rated "Excellent" by Avvo, a nation-wide internet rating service of attorneys.


King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Member


Admitted to Washington
Admitted to United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Admitted to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


John enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with his wife and children.

*AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

*Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters.