About Chris

Christopher Osborn focuses his practice on real estate transactions and dispute resolution, emphasizing the representation of multiple listing services and real estate brokerages, as well as buyers, sellers, and developers of real property. He is an accomplished mediator of commercial and real estate disputes.

Christopher is counsel to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service and the Commercial Brokers Association and represents numerous commercial and residential brokerages. He is the principal author of the most commonly used residential and commercial real estate transaction forms in Washington.

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Honors & Activities

  • Included in the Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law), 2007–2024
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers® (Real Estate, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2000–2023
  • Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, 2010
  • Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Business magazine, Real Estate, 2013
  • Seattle Top Lawyer, 2001–2003
  • Washington ACLU Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2002
  • Idaho ACLU Lawyer of the Year, 2002
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Seattle-King County Association of Realtors
  • Faculty Member, Washington Association of Realtors
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Real Estate Brokerage & Case Law Update,” 2019 Washington Land Title Association Education Seminar, Lynnwood, WA, October 2019
  • “Legal Update—Matters of Interest (Part 1),” Washington Realtors Legal Symposium 2019, May 2019
  • “Commercial Brokerage Association Forms: Common Questions and Introduction to New Software Platform,” 2018 Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting & Conference, Washington State Bar Association, June 2018
  • “New Developments in Brokerage Law,” 26th Annual Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference, December 2014
  • “Leases and Their Influence on Purchase Transactions,” 19th Annual Advanced Conference on Real Estate Purchases & Sales, Law Seminars International, April 2013
  • “Update on Agency Duties and Liabilities,” Real Estate Purchases & Sales, Law Seminars International, March 2008, 2009
  • “Innovation in Real Estate Brokerage—What the Future Holds,” Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development, Law Seminars International, March 2007
  • “Agency Duties and Liabilities: Real Estate Practice of Agency as Defined by statute,” Real Estate Purchase and Sales, Law Seminars International, March 2006

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