Areas of Practice

Litigation

Pacifica attorneys litigate throughout the Northwest in the region’s appellate and trial courts on behalf of public entities, private companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

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Real Estate & Public-Private Partnerships

Pacifica lawyers support some of the most important public/private partnership projects throughout the region and represent significant public and private clients in real estate leasing, transactions, and development.

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Construction & Procurement

We assist clients with a variety of public sector procurement issues, from bid document and contract preparation to selection of architectural and engineering service providers and consultants.

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Municipal Law

As general counsel or special counsel to a host of municipalities, Pacifica attorneys have broad and deep experience with the range of constitutional and statutory laws that affect the work of municipal entities. We routinely work with municipal clients on issues related to open public meetings, public records policy and disclosure, public disclosure commission regulation, ethics, conflicts of interest, and municipal elections under state law. Our lawyers are skilled in dealing with the constantly changing world of social media and networking, and provide realistic and legally sound solutions to these increasingly complex problems. We also draft and analyze legislative proposals at the state and local levels on behalf of state and local governments.

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Non-Profits

Pacifica’s commitment to the community is reflected in its broad base of non-profit clients. Pacifica attorneys have assisted non-profits of every size with a wide range of issues, including incorporation, drafting foundational documents, compliance with federal and state non-profit laws, board trainings, strategic planning, public policy, lobbying limits, real estate transactions, contract negotiation and drafting, IRS and tax compliance, establishment of 501(c)(4) entities, merger and dissolution, and in litigation and appeals. Pacifica’s deep experience with non-profits allows it to provide high-quality legal services in a cost-effective manner.

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Politics & Policy

Pacifica offers unique experience and perspective on legal issues laden with political and policy implications. Serving clients in the public eye and on issues of significant public interest requires a distinct, multidisciplinary approach and strategy. Pacifica attorneys have represented and advised elected officials, municipalities, major public entities, non-profit organizations, political committees, and private parties in this sensitive realm. Pacifica attorneys’ considerable work with such issues, and first-hand experience serving on numerous campaigns and in public positions, allows them to approach difficult questions not only with a technical, legal perspective but with a nuanced understanding of the larger context within which the issue must be addressed.

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