Donald E. Marcy - Cairncross & Hempelmann

Donald E. Marcy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 206-254-4465

Donald is one of the leading lawyers in land use and real estate development matters in Seattle.  For over 30 years, he has guided many of the region’s significant mixed-use, office, business park, retail, and multi-family projects to successful conclusion through creative application of the law.  He has assisted real estate developers and owners of property in developing commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the county.  He has represented clients in all aspects of real estate development; buying property; negotiating ground leases; obtaining land use entitlements; negotiating design, construction, and financing documents; negotiating leases; and selling fully developed properties.  The skills he has developed through this legal work are varied and include structuring real estate deals, drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts, obtaining land use entitlements for real property, negotiating with government agencies, analyzing regulatory programs and requirements, and making public presentations.

As Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of NAIOP, the commercial real estate organization, Donald is active in the crafting of legislation that affects the commercial real estate industry.

Stanford UniversityAB 1975University of Southern CaliforniaJ.D. 1979
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Government Affairs Committee of Washington State Chapter,King County Bar AssociationLewis County Economic Development Council, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce,Association of Washington Business, Environmental Affairs Council, Land Use Committee, and Regulatory Reform Committee,

Office Location

524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Donald E. Marcy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law (Real Estate)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male