Michael A. Barrett - Perkins Coie LLP

Michael A. Barrett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 206-359-8615

Mike Barrett, a partner in the firm's Real Estate & Land Use practice, has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, joint ventures and investments, real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance, and workouts. His clients have included entrepreneurs, investors, pension funds, commercial banks, investment banks, private funds, corporate owners of real estate, non-profits and governmental agencies. He has represented these clients in the development, purchase, sale and financing of raw land, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, golf courses, resorts, marinas, bank branches, aviation-related properties, government facilities and portfolios of properties. His financing work has included the representation of lenders and borrowers in acquisition, development, construction and term financing, as well as unsecured corporate credits and synthetic leases. He regularly represents landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leasing.

During times of weakness in the real estate industry, Mike has handled workouts and bankruptcies involving hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects and residential developments. He has worked on properties from the Pacific Northwest to Florida, New England to Southern California. His projects have ranged in size from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Harvard UniversityAB 1976Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1980
American College of Real Estate LawyersReal Property, Probate and Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssociationPacific Real Estate Institute

Client Comments

"Michael Barrett is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and cost effective real estate attorneys with whom I have ever worked."

"As in-house counsel for two large retail corporations, I have worked with many attorneys over the years. Michael Barrett is one of the most competent, responsive, professional, and cost-effective real estate attorneys with whom I have worked. I have no hesitancy in giving him my highest recommendation."

-C. Lee Mumford
Director, Corporate Counsel, Real Estate
Starbucks Coffee Company

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Michael A. Barrett has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Finance, Foreclosures, Joint Ventures, Office Buildings, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Workouts and Restructurings)