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SEATTLE, Wash. – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Devin P. McComb has joined the firm’s Seattle office as a partner in the Real Estate & Land Use practice.
McComb’s practice includes all aspects of transactional real estate law, with a primary focus on the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of commercial, industrial and agricultural properties. He counsels landlords and tenants on leasing transactions for office, warehouse, industrial, retail and medical spaces, with substantial experience in developing and standardizing leasing programs for owners of a variety of asset classes. The industries with which McComb works vary from affordable housing developers in and around the Pacific Northwest to purchasers of healthcare facilities and medical office buildings throughout the country.
“McComb is an exceptional real estate attorney and well-regarded in the Puget Sound area, where there is always a number of significant real estate projects underway,” said Mark Birnbaum, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice. “His proven aptitude, judgment and knowledge representing owners, lessors and investors comes from his substantial transactional experience in the real estate market. We’re delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
Skilled at keeping complex deals on track, McComb has coordinated the legal team on behalf of a municipal port district in a 65-acre mixed-use development that will include apartments and other housing, a hotel, offices, retail spaces, restaurants and marine sales and service businesses. McComb has also led teams and created unique approaches for pension fund management groups and investors to maximize their processes for acquiring and leasing office and retail spaces. McComb also provides real estate due diligence counsel in the context of major mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions. He joins the firm from Stoel Rives LLP, where he was a partner. McComb earned his J.D. with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and received his B.A. from Willamette University.
“The Seattle marketplace and surrounding areas continue to be one of the fastest-growing real estate markets in the country,” said James Williams, Perkins Coie’s Seattle Office Managing Partner. “The addition of McComb adds considerable depth to our strong bench of knowledgeable real estate attorneys and helps us better serve our clients’ needs.”
Perkins Coie’s Real Estate & Land Use practice provides clients with comprehensive services encompassing the full range of commercial real estate and development issues. With more than 50 lawyers in offices across the country, the team has the depth and diversity of experience to handle a variety of projects, including resort hotels, golf course and housing developments, mixed-use projects, shopping centers, corporate campuses, retirement communities, industrial facilities and public/private developments. The group helps clients with all aspects of the financing, acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of major projects nationally and internationally. The group also assists clients with the workout of both CMBS and portfolio loans, as well as the leasing and disposition of REO property.
Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.
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