January 6, 2022
Pacifica Law Group Promotes Zach Pekelis, Alanna Peterson and Andrew Zellers to Partnership
A former U. S. Department of Justice trial lawyer and Washington State Assistant Attorney General, Zach Pekelis’ practice focuses on public entity representation, political law, complex commercial disputes, and appellate advocacy. Zach brings strategic insight and a broad range of experience to help his clients navigate all stages of civil litigation—from discovery to motions practice through trial and appeals.
Alanna Peterson counsels public, private and nonprofit clients on statutory, regulatory, and constitutional issues, advocating successfully for clients before various administrative bodies and state and federal courts. She provides strategic advice and counsel and represents clients in litigation involving a broad range of topics, including municipal law, public records, nonprofit governance and formation, environmental and land use law, SEPA/NEPA, education, public policy and planning, and the political process.
Andrew Zellers’ practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions concerning office, retail, and warehouse/industrial assets. He assists public and private clients at every phase of the life-cycle of an asset and regularly negotiates, and advises clients on, purchase agreements, development agreements, leases, licenses, easements, and property management agreements.
“We are very pleased to welcome Zach, Alanna and Andrew to the leadership of the firm,” said Gerry Johnson, managing partner at Pacifica Law Group. “All of them are well respected in the legal community and in their specific areas of practice. We are proud that they have chosen to build their careers at Pacifica,” he added.