D. Jean Shaw


I’m a team player who collaborates with clients to analyze ‎and address legal issues and find practical solutions that ‎get deals done efficiently.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I work with clients to reach prompt and practical ‎solutions to fit their real estate and business ‎objectives. My work encompasses real estate ‎development, financing, acquisition, due diligence, ‎asset management, facilities management, ‎construction, commercial property leasing, and ‎general company contracts.‎

I have represented national companies in commercial real estate ‎purchases and leasing transactions and have directly handled the ‎negotiation and closing of hundreds of complex real estate ‎development transactions nationwide. I have also represented ‎lenders in documenting and closing multimillion-dollar commercial ‎property development financing transactions. I have organized and ‎overseen real estate related due diligence for successful ‎multimillion-dollar corporate financings with hundreds of collateral ‎properties.‎

Before joining Schwabe, I was with a prominent law firm in ‎Vancouver, Washington, and previously was the Assistant General ‎Counsel of Real Estate for Knowledge Universe Education.‎


  • Negotiated and drafted real estate development, acquisition, and disposition transaction documents.
  • Managed and conducted real estate related due diligence for sock and asset acquisitions, and commercial development projects from inception through construction.
  • Negotiated and drafted commercial real estate lease transaction documents.
  • Negotiated and drafted commercial real estate financing documents.


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts degree, Education and Far Eastern & Russian History (1970)‎
  • Gonzaga University, Juris Doctor degree (1975)


  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of ‎Washington


  • Washington Bar Association


  • Washington State Bar Association, Lifetime Service Award (2020)

Community Activities

  • Humane Society of Southwest Washington, Board Member (1991-2006, 2010-2022), Planned Giving Committee Chair (2013-2022), Annual Auction and Dinner Co-Chair (2012-2021)

Outside Interests

Jean enjoys traveling, walking, reading, and playing with her animals.

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