Overcoming Environmental Challenges to Make the Deal Work

Marten’s transactional lawyers bring over 30 years of experience in our region, including many of the largest public and private development projects in the Seattle area. Our portfolio includes over 20 million square feet of commercial office space, and a variety of residential communities, manufacturing facilities, airports, transit facilities, and many other projects. We have earned a reputation throughout the Pacific Northwest for helping clients develop property that would otherwise be passed over due to environmental challenges such as contaminated land and groundwater, endangered species, shoreline development restrictions, wetlands, water shortages, or other encumbrances. Our team’s experience, creativity, and tenacity has enabled us to transform and restore to productive use even the most contaminated properties. This track record spans a municipal landfill redeveloped into nearly 600,000 square feet of office space fully leased to a major software company; a former coal gasification plant redeveloped into a 1.2 million square foot office complex leased to major financial, professional and investment services firms; a former coal storage site redeveloped into the international headquarters of a well-known e-commerce company; and a former demolition landfill redeveloped into a premier golf complex, among others.


  • Environmental review
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Permitting
  • Sale and acquisitions
  • Site preparation and construction issues

Helping businesses navigate a changing environment—from high-stakes litigation, to government action, to strategic infrastructure & tech deals.

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