T. Ryan Durkan - Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

T. Ryan Durkan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 206-470-7614

Ryan’s practice focuses on environmental and land use law, with an emphasis on land development and permitting. Ryan was raised in a political family, an experience that gave her a valuable understanding of both the substance of the law and the political framework within which decisions are made. Our state's permit system can be a complex maze for many clients, no matter how sophisticated. Ryan applies her expertise to develop and execute strategies to successfully assist clients in reaching their goals.

Washington State UniversityBA 1978University of WashingtonJ.D. 1988

Case History

State Convention Center — Land use counsel for the construction of the state convention center over I-5 in Seattle and the subsequent convention center expansion project, which included an exhibit hall, an office building, the Elliott Hotel and public atrium beneath a glass canopy arching over Pike Street. The projects involved City departmental approvals, Hearing Examiner hearings, City Council approvals, street vacations, conditional uses, rezoning, and transferable development rights (TDRs) agreements.
University of Washington — Land use counsel to the University of Washington in the development of its downtown Metropolitan Tract and in the development of its master plans (1990-2000, 2001-2010), which approved an unprecedented building program for new science and bio-tech facilities on its main campus. Represented the University of Washington in initial negotiations of a 2000 Memorandum of Agreement with Sound Transit, specifying the terms for light rail facilities on campus.
Union Station — Permitted the redevelopment of Seattle's Union Station for over one million square feet of office space including rezone, SEPA review, street vacations, code amendments and easements
Pacific Place — Permitted the Pacific Place retail complex in downtown Seattle and advised the developer on the issues pertaining to the redevelopment of three square blocks in downtown Seattle for retail, office, telecommunications and housing uses.
Polyclinic — Represent The Polyclinic in connection with new medical facilities on First Hill in Seattle, including entitlements, code amendments and public outreach efforts.

Office Location

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Seattle Metro Area
T. Ryan Durkan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

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