Diane R. Stokke - K&L Gates

Diane R. Stokke

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 206-370-5791

Ms. Stokke’s practice emphasizes representation of real estate developers, owners, investors and lenders in the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial real estate, including mixed-use developments, shopping centers, hotels, health care facilities, office buildings, industrial and agricultural facilities, and multifamily housing. She has represented a number of energy and utility clients on real estate and financing issues associated with wind and solar generation facilities, transmission lines, power plants, and other infrastructure facilities. She has represented a number of local and national lenders in the development of loan programs, establishment of lending policies, and structuring multi-state acquisitions and financings.

Ms. Stokke has also represented a number of municipalities, universities and other public entities on a wide variety of real estate and financing issues, including sale/leaseback transactions, property acquisitions, leases, transit-oriented development, construction and public procurement issues, property exchanges, and complex easements for a variety of public projects. She has extensive experience in the structuring and financing of public/private development projects providing for the renovation and redevelopment of property for retail, entertainment, office and residential uses. Ms. Stokke has represented a number of U.S. and foreign banks issuing letters of credit and providing construction and other financing to support a wide variety of public projects and private office, health care, residential and industrial facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Stokke is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction she earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, she has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.

Gonzaga UniversityBA University of Washington School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Client Comments

"For complex real estate transactions, Diane Stokke is the reason I have shifted much of my city's outside legal work to K&L Gates. She is expert and precise when creating workable transaction documents that move the project to closing while thoroughly protecting their client's interest."

-Tom Brubaker
City Attorney
City of Kent

"Diane Stokke has a keen eye for detail and thoroughness with complex real estate transactions. You can rely on her to protect her clients' interests, without a doubt."

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law