John's condemnation practice has involved nearly every governmental jurisdiction in Washington State and range in size from small acquisitions to cases where just compensation and damages are substantial. Over the past 18 years, John has successfully concluded over 500 separate condemnation cases including a $14 million dollar food manufacturing and processing facility against King County; a $22 million dollar commercial assemblage against the Port of Seattle; and a combined $34 million of real estate for the Brightwaters Treatment Project. In 2004, John was the lead attorney in successfully representing NW Center in the $16.5 million acquisition of their Interbay Campus Facility in downtown Seattle.
John represents property owners in condemnation matters and for the past 18 years has limited his practice to the areas of condemnation and complex real estate litigation. The majority of John's clients are individual private property owners and corporations facing the threat of losing their real estate through condemnation.
John is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys skiing, fishing and golf with any free time he can get his hands on.
John is routinely asked to participate and/or chair seminars regarding Eminent Domain in Washington State and has also chaired a Mock Trial Seminar for local attorneys, appraisers and real estate professionals.
Real Property Valuations - Legal & Tax Aspects of Investing in Real Estate, 2007
Valuation of Real Estate - East King County Bar Association, 2007
Eminent Domain - Appraisal Institute Seattle Fall Conference, 2007
Condemnation Valuations - Washington Eminent Domain and Just Compensation, 2004
Valuation of Contaminated Property in Condemnation Actions Eminent Domain in Washington, 2004
Eminent Domain Case Study Eminent Domain, 2002
Appraisal Approaches in Condemnation Eminent Domain in Washington, 2001
Basic Appraisal Approaches Eminent Domain in Washington, 1999
Acquisitions by Municipalities Eminent Domain in Washington, 1999.
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