About Emily

Emily represents sophisticated owners and developers in complex commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of multifamily mixed-use, retail, and office projects. Emily keeps projects on track and helps clients protect real property investments and mitigate risk in order to achieve their business objectives.

Emily enjoys working with clients to reach practical and business-driven solutions to complex legal issues. She has significant experience advising clients on the development and leasing of life sciences, biomedical, and technology space. She has also negotiated numerous complex ground leases on behalf of tenants and landlords.

Emily’s clients include private developers, technology and life sciences companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), nonprofit organizations, institutional investors, and government entities.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Emily was an associate (2013–2018) and summer associate (2012) with Foster Pepper PLLC. Before law school, Emily was a corps member with Teach for America in Washington, D.C. (2007–2009).

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  • Representation of a real estate investor and developer in the $802 million sale of two lakefront blocks in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood to a German investor. The sale price for the 635,000-square-foot property set a per-square-foot record for a Seattle office asset as of February 2022.
  • Representation of a life science and technology real estate investment trust in the $126 million acquisition of a 1.6-acre parcel of land in Seattle, Washington, to be developed into over 600,000 square feet of research and lab space.
  • Representation of a life science and technology real estate investment trust in a $138 million acquisition of a 2.8-acre development site in Seattle, Washington. 
  • Representation of borrower in a significant capital loan ($300+ million) related to the office component of an extensive multi-use development.
  • Representation of buyer in purchase of three research and development office parks in San Jose, California, totaling $205 million.
  • Representation of buyer in purchase of $40 million apartment building in Seattle, Washington.
  • Representation of seller in portfolio sale of nine apartment buildings for $42 million in Idaho.
  • Representation of borrower in $35 million loan on an apartment building in Seattle, Washington.
  • Representation of tenant in negotiation of warehouse leases in multiple buildings in Arizona, New York, Baltimore, and New Jersey.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Real Estate Law), 2022–2024
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Real Estate: Business), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2022–2023
  • Recognized in Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Next Generation in Law” series, November 2022
  • Co-Chair, Stoel Rives Real Estate Training Series, 2021–present
  • Board of Directors, Northwest Children’s Foundation, 2017–2020
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • John J. Curtin, Jr., Justice Fund Fellowship for Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Corps Member, Teach for America, 2007–2009
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Subleasing and Assignment,” Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Law Seminars International, December 14, 2023
  • “Key Considerations in Negotiating Commercial Sale-Leasebacks and Leasing Purchase Options,” WSBA Real Property Fall Seminar, December 13, 2023
  • “Ownership and Cleanup of Contaminated School District Property and Neighboring Properties,” Co-Speaker, AWSP/WASA Summer Conference, June 2018

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