James D. "Jim" Gradel

James D. "Jim" Gradel

Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 1995

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

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James Gradel, a partner in the firm's Commercial Finance and Real Estate Finance practices, has more than 25 years of experience representing institutional and private lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured debt financing transactions. He focuses his practice on senior and mezzanine financing of leveraged buyouts, construction and permanent real estate loans, multilender loan syndications and participations, intercreditor transactions, high yield note offerings, credit enhanced bond financing, and securitization of trade receivables, consumer loans and other assets.

Jim represents clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, telecommunications, cable television, radio and television broadcasting, hospitality, manufacturing, timber, assisted living, retail and technology. His representative clients include Outerwall Inc. and U.S. Bank.

  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101-3099
  • University of Cincinnati, BBA
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association - Member
  • Washington State Bar Association - Member

Perkins Coie LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

266 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

209 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
Special Focus:
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Loan Documentation
  • Real Estate
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2007 - Present
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers," 2012 - 2013

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