Schwabe, a prominent Pacific Northwest law firm, is thrilled to announce the addition of two highly skilled land use attorneys who will be based in its Seattle office. These strategic hires reflect Schwabe’s commitment to delivering exceptional legal services based on its deep industry knowledge, and further solidifying its position as a leading land use firm in the region. The expansion of the land use team comes as the market is seeing shifts in how and where we use different types of properties, an increased focus on infrastructure resilience, changing housing and commercial development needs, and increasingly challenging development pressures and conflicts that require sophisticated land use counsel to navigate and negotiate practical solutions for complex issues.

Patrick Mullaney joins Schwabe from a regional law firm and brings over 30 years of experience in land use and environmental law. Over the years, Patrick has advised clients on a wide variety of land development challenges, including negotiation with government agencies and land use litigation for developers.

Schwabe also welcomes Julie Wilson-McNerney, a project development and land use attorney with 10 years of experience. Julie joins Schwabe from a national law firm. She is an experienced project development and land use attorney who provides legal advice to public- and private-sector clients building commercial, industrial, and large infrastructure projects, from site selection through operations, and defends project approvals in court when needed.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick and Julie to our Seattle office,” said Schwabe CEO Graciela Gomez Cowger. “Each brings relevant experience, deep commitment to solving clients’ challenges, and extensive local knowledge of Washington’s land use regulations and environment. This expansion of our land use practice will enable us to continue our cutting-edge representation throughout the region.”

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