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Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson (HCMP) is a Seattle-based law firm founded in 1971. Our legal services focus in the areas of business, lender services and finance, real estate and land use, and litigation:

Emerging Companies
Estate Planning & Succession
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions

Lender Services & Finance
Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
Lender Liability & Litigation
Lender Services
Public Finance

Real Estate & Land Use
Climate Change
Feasibility Analysis & Strategic Planning
Government Relations
Permits & Entitlements
Real Estate Transactions

Academic Misconduct
Antitrust Litigation
Appellate Practice
Arbitration and Mediation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employment Litigation
Financial Institutions Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intercollegiate Sports
Securities Litigation

We have offered the highest level of professional services to our clients by creating an atmosphere of excellence for our attorneys and staff in a collegial, non-institutional setting from the beginning. The result is a team of dedicated, passionate legal professionals. Our expertise, creativity and "can do" attitude have won long-term loyalty from an impressive roster of clients including national and international corporations, local and regional businesses, government entities, community organizations, and individuals. 

On a daily basis, the firm achieves excellence in the practice of law, emphasizing practical problem solving, high-quality legal work, and cost-effective management of client matters. We endeavor to be skilled client counselors as well as lawyers. Our approach to the practice and our commitment to quality of life for attorneys and staff members combine to create a stimulating, informal, and humane work environment. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

Team Approach, with Close Client Connections
The culture at HCMP is distinctive. Instead of hierarchy, our partners, associates, paralegals, and staff work in an environment of mentorship and cooperation. Because our firm operates without layers of bureaucracy, we maintain direct communication and close working relationships with clients. Our flexibility enables us to assemble the right team from different practice areas to address legal needs efficiently and effectively. We offer the strength and depth of a large firm, without sacrificing the responsiveness and personal service you would expect from a smaller firm.

Confident, Strong, Proactive
HCMP attorneys are known and respected for their expertise and advocacy. It's what our clients expect, and it's what we deliver, consistently and professionally. HCMP's past, current, and future success is based on a thorough understanding of our clients' needs for legal services.

International Affiliation
HCMP is the only Washington law firm selected to be a part of Meritas, one of the world's largest and most respected law firm alliances of more than 170 independent commercial law firms located in over 60 countries.

Contact Information

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-623-1745

Firm Attorneys

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Gary M. Fallon Gary M. Fallon Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law | Corporate Law
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law | Corporate Law

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    Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

    Contact Information

    999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206-623-1745


    Managing Partner


    Business Group
    Financial Services
    (206) 470-7627
    Land Use and Real Estate
    Litigation Group


    Partners: 22
    Of Counsel: 7
    Associates: 9
    Other Lawyers: 1
    Paralegals: 8
    Non-Legal Employees: 23

    Practice Areas

    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    CleanTech Law
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Law
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Employment Law - Management
    Energy Law
    Energy Regulatory Law
    Environmental Law
    Financial Services Regulation Law
    Franchise Law
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Securities
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
    Municipal Law
    Natural Resources Law
    Non-Profit / Charities Law
    Public Finance Law
    Real Estate Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Water Law