Firm Profile

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
(206) 623.1745

Firm Details

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:


  • Corporate Governance & Shareholder Activism
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning & Succession
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Tax

Lender Services & Finance

  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Lender Services
  • Public Finance

Real Estate & Land Use

  • Project Guidance
  • Government Entities 
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Regulatory Monitoring
  • Environmental & Natural Resources


  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Actions
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Institutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Securities

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.


Laurie Lootens Chyz
Managing Partner


  • Alaska Air Group
  • Amazon
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • CalPortland
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • IntraCorp Real Estate
  • KeyBank National Association
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • MultiCare Health System
  • Pacific Medical Centers
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Target
  • T-Mobile
  • University of Washington
  • Vulcan Real Estate
  • Weyerhauser Company
  • Mitsubishi

About Our Clients

Alaska Air Group
AvalonBay Communities
Bekins Moving & Storage Co.
Bristol-Myres Squibb Co.
Broadmoor Golf Club
CalPortland Company
Cascade Natural Gas Corp.
Cathay Bank
CIBC Oppenheimer Corp.
Citigroup Global Market, Inc.
CNL Financial
Coca-Cola Enterprises
Covestic, Inc.
Dentra Corp.
Edward D. Jones & Company
Encore Media Group
Envision Telephony, Inc.
First Horizon Home Loan Corporation
Global Partnerships
Harold E. LeMay Enterprises, Inc.
Heller Financial, Inc.
Hewitt Architects
Hewlett-Packard Company
HomeStreet Bank
Horizon Air
Intracorp Real Estate LLC
JAMCO America, Inc.
KeyBank National Association
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Lowe Enterprises Northwest, Inc.
Magic Mouse Toys
Mann Building, LLC
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi International Corporation
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
National Development Council
Nextel Communications
Nitze-Stagen & Company
Pacific Medical Centers
The Polyclinic
Port of Seattle
Precept Wine Brands
The Quadrant Corporation
Rane Corporation
Russell Investments
Sanitary Service Company, Inc.
Seattle Bank
Seattle Financial Group
Seattle Mariners
Signature Seafoods
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
Suncadia, LLC
Taisei Corporation
Trans World Entertainment Corporation
Triad Development Inc.
University of Washington
University Preparatory Academy
Uwajimaya, Inc.
Value Village Stores, Inc.
Vulcan Real Estate
Washington Capital Management, Inc.
Washington Federal Savings
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company
Wild Ginger Restaurants
Zions First National Bank


David E. Myre, Jr.
Business Group
Daniel Gottlieb
Financial Services
(206) 470-7627
T. Ryan Durkan
Land Use and Real Estate
Eric Lansverk

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • 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
  • Education 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
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law

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