About Patrick

Patrick Mullaney is a member of Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group in the firm’s Seattle office where he counsels public entities and private companies on land use and development. Patrick’s philosophy is to provide efficient and strategic advice that helps his clients to expeditiously achieve their development goals. Patrick’s undergraduate degree is in biology, so he is adept at understanding the technical information that often informs the legal requirements for land development.

Patrick has significant experience in all aspects of land development including management and coordination of consultant teams, negotiation with government agencies, and land use litigation for public and private developers. He also represents clients in negotiating development agreements and in disputes over boundary lines, easements, covenants, or alleged regulatory violations.

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  • Lead attorney for drafting development agreements for a corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington and for a large business park development in Redmond, Washington.
  • Lead attorney for permitting and defending appeals of a 1,000-unit residential subdivision in Lacy, Washington.
  • Lead attorney for permitting and defending appeals of a residential development in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and a mixed-use development in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood.
  • Lead attorney in litigation before the Washington Supreme Court over the sale of surplus WSDOT property to a private developer.
  • Lead attorney for SEPA appeal defense of consumer warehouse in Spokane, Washington.
  • Lead attorney for litigating landslide-related claims in Issaquah, Washington.
  • Co-lead attorney for litigation of vested rights lawsuit.
  • Lead attorney for site due diligence, land use permitting and permit defense for over 10 consumer warehouses in Washington.
  • Lead attorney for land use permitting on 170,000-square-foot retail center in Maple Valley, Washington.
  • Lead attorney on several residential subdivision projects in Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties.
  • Lead attorney for land use permitting on two department stores, one of which involved purchase of transferable rights.
  • Lead attorney for due diligence, land use permitting and real property negotiations (i.e., negotiations on parcel division, easements, impact fees and dedications) for more than 20 new grocery stores, major renovations, and fuel facility additions.
  • Responsible attorney on permitting and easement issues for several Seattle-area real estate properties, including obtaining land use permits and easements, and litigating floatplane access issues.
  • Lead attorney responsible for obtaining wetland and shoreline permits for a water desalination plant and buried-bank protection system to protect commercial development from encroaching stream.
  • Co-lead attorney representing port authority in class action litigation arising out of the opening of the third runway at SeaTac Airport.
  • Co-lead attorney for due diligence, siting, environmental review, and multiple permit defenses before hearing examiners, superior court, and court of appeals for large sewage treatment plant in Snohomish County.
  • Lead attorney for defense of shoreline permit before the Shoreline Hearings Board.
  • Lead attorney assisting Seattle-based Catholic organization with free-exercise-of-religion land use permitting issues in Seattle.
  • Lead attorney in successful defense of hospital against alleged code violations in Seattle.
  • Lead attorney for developer for several subdivision projects in King and Snohomish counties.
  • Lead attorney addressing MTCA issues at two properties owned by Seattle-based, privately held investment company.
  • Co-lead attorney in litigation over shoreline permit issues arising from a landlord/tenant dispute. Also acted as responsible attorney to obtain land use permits for the new headquarters building of a private investment firm building on Westlake Avenue in Seattle.
  • Member of litigation team working on floatplane access issues for regional airline in San Juan County.
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Honors & Activities

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Corporations, Remedies and Torts
  • American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use and Litigation Sections
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Lecturer, Advanced Land Use courses; law mentor, Land Use and Environmental studies; Seattle University Law School
  • Board of Directors, The Mountaineers, 2014-present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Speaker, “What’s New with Development Agreements,” Foster Pepper 2014 Land Use/Real Estate Briefing: New Regulatory Developments and their Impact on the Future of Land Use and Real Estate, November 2014
  • Speaker, “Recent Legal Developments for Airport Managers,” Washington Airport Management Association 2014 Conference, May 2014
  • Speaker, “Like a Good Neighbor - Planning For and Defending Airport Noise Claims,” Washington Public Ports Association Fall Aviation Committee Meeting, November 2013
  • Speaker, “SEPA/NEPA Case Law and Administrative Decisions Relating to Programmatic Impact Statements,” 22nd Annual Conference on Growth Management Act and Land Use: New Developments and Interrelationships Among the GMA, Land Use and Environmental Regulations, November 2013
  • “Judge Dismisses 237 of 291 Plaintiffs Suing Port Over Noise from New Runway” (quoted), Airport Noise Report, Volume 25, Number 15, May 2013
  • Speaker, “Like a Good Neighbor - Planning For and Defending Airport Noise Claims,” Washington Airport Management Association Spring Conference, May 2013
  • “Court Enforces Avigation Easements and Dismisses Claims Based on Noise from Third Runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport” (co-author), Foster Pepper News, March 2013
  • “Court Denies Certification of Alleged Takings Class Action Based on Noise from Third Runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport” (co-author), Foster Pepper News, June 2012

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