PRACTICE EMPHASIS AND EXPERIENCE
Commercial and Residential Purchases and Sales
Condominium and Homeowners Associations
Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)
Real Estate Development (Commercial and Residential)
Real Property Finance
- General Business
Contracts, Licenses and Agreements
Entity Selection, Formation and Maintenance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Josh's practice focuses on real estate development and real estate and business transactions. Typical projects include
negotiating commercial leases and real estate purchases and sales, advising
clients on real estate financing, preparing the formation, disclosure and purchase and sale documents for condominium developments, advising clients about risk management for condominiums and other real estate developments, representing condominium and homeowners associations, purchases and sales
of business, forming LLCs and corporations, and drafting CC&Rs, easements and general business agreements.
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1995
Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review
M.B.A., University of Washington, 1989
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 1985
- Represented landlord in lease of 70,000 square feet of office/warehouse
space with Fortune 500 Company.
- Prepared master association documents with multiple cottage housing sub-condominiums.
- Sold largest remaining piece of vacant land in the City of Seattle.
- Represented borrower in $17,000,000 real property financing transaction,
including single-purpose entity formation, loan document review and
negotiation, coordination with Delaware corporate counsel and opinion
- Phased conversion of multi-building apartment complex into condominiums.
- Represented seller in simultaneous sale of multiple restaurant franchises.
ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS
Presenter: "Easements and CCRs", Law Seminars International
Seminar, September 2012
Presenter: "Condominium Developer Risk Management", Law Seminars International Seminar, April 2007
Presenter: "Creating 'Lots': Plats vs. Airspace Condominiums", WSBA Seminar, April 2006
Presenter: "Buy/Sell Provisions of LLC Operating Agreements," National Business Institute Seminar, 2002
Article: "What to Put in Meeting Minutes,"
Community Associations Journal, 2013
Article: "Rely on a Maintenance Table to Make Expenses and Budgeting More
Predictable," Community Associations Journal, 2012
Article: "An Insurance Amendment Encourages Better Care of the Condominium
and Saves Money," Community Associations Journal, 2009
Article: "If It’s Broke, Who Fixes It?," Community Associations Journal,
Article: "Using a Standard Contract Addendum to Protect your
Association," Community Associations Journal, 2008
"Dish" on Antennas and Satellite Dishes," Community Associations
Article: "Potential Buyer asks about Flood Zone," The Seattle Times, 2007
Article: "Is Condo Board Overstepping its Bounds?," The
Seattle Times, 2007 (quoted)
Article: "Condos on Leased Land are Cause for Caution," The Seattle Times, 2006
Article: "Should 15-year-old Bylaws for Condo Be Updated?,"
HONORS / AWARDS / UNIQUE RECOGNITION
Josh is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell*, the highest rating obtainable by members of the legal community.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
East King County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington Land Title Association
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Condominium Act Overhaul Task Force, Member
Community Associations Institute, Member
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
Admitted to Washington, 1995
Josh enjoys cycling with his kids.
*AV is a registered certification
mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.