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

Pacifica real estate attorneys have significant experience in virtually all types of commercial real estate matters, including:

  • Commercial leasing transactions
  • Ground leases
  • Asset management
  • Purchases and sale transactions
  • Development Agreements
  • Real estate financing
  • Eminent Domain matters for public and private clients
  • Representation in real estate disputes and litigation
  • Real estate, land use and construction matters for school districts
  • Construction, bidding, and procurement
  • Public and private financing for acquisitions and development

Pacifica lawyers also have unparalleled experience in transitioning entrepreneurial and special purpose public functions to nonprofit and special purpose governmental management, including transfer of the Woodland Park Zoo to management by the Woodland Park Zoological Society and transfer of the Washington State Convention Center from State control to a special purpose public facility district formed by King County. The public/private practice also has broad experience supporting the development of major facilities and other projects for cultural institutions including the Museum of History & Industry’s recent move to the historic Armory in Lake Union Park, and the continued development of the Museum of Flight.


Chambers and Partners (USA, 2018) includes Pacifica’s real estate team among its highly ranked real estate practices, noting that the firm is an “Increasingly prominent boutique-style practice, especially well known for its work on behalf of public sector bodies and on public-private partnership developments, but also highly active in the commercial leasing space and in the representation of leading institutional landlords. Frequently engaged for key urban redevelopment and heritage preservation projects and also a noted player in the assisted care sphere. Clients praise their ability to understand their business, saying: ‘They are clearly always cognizant and respectful of our mission and see that as the guiding factor in how they advise us.’  Service provision standards also receive high marks. One referee, who would ‘highly recommend the practice to anyone,’ records that it is ‘very flexible with secondments, alternative fee structures, or any needs we have.’”