Milt Reimers


I work with each client to understand how the legal issue fits within their broader goals ‎and concerns. This way we can achieve the appropriate legal solution in a cost-‎effective manner.

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I am passionate about real estate and work with clients ‎to navigate a wide range of real estate transactions and ‎land use matters. I regularly work with commercial and ‎residential developers, owners, tenants, and port ‎district clients. I provide seasoned advice for all stages ‎of the real estate cycle, including acquisition, financing, ‎permitting/entitlement, development, and leasing. ‎Through all these complex issues, I am a steady and ‎dedicated guide who will partner with you to realize ‎your goals.‎

Devoted to pursuing the best outcomes for my clients, I take a ‎holistic approach to all the phases involved in real estate ‎transactions. I assist with purchase and sales agreements and leases for mixed-commercial and multi-family residential ‎developments. I partner with clients on all types of property ‎management issues, including the drafting and enforcement of ‎condominium covenants. As part of my land use practice, I advise ‎clients on title, permitting, zoning, and planning issues.‎

While my practice includes a wide range of real estate clients, I devote a substantial portion of my ‎practice to counseling port districts on a variety of issues. In addition to buying and selling port property, ‎I advise them on land use matters, tenant leases, and rail line agreements – whatever real estate and ‎construction concerns might arise in the unique port district environment.‎


Real Estate Purchase and Sale

  • Represented buyer in purchase of $22 million apartment buildings and associated financing.
  • Advised developer in acquisition of multiple parcels, change in the parcel’s boundary lines, and expansion of the permitted uses for the properties.
  • Represented seller of $9 million multi-family property with challenging title issues.


  • Represented landlord in negotiating a 20-year lease, with extension options, for an industrial space in SW Washington.
  • Advised Seattle tenants in negotiating leases for a First Hill doctor’s office, multiple Belltown restaurants, and a downtown nonprofit organization.
  • Negotiated COVID-19 forbearance agreements and lease restructuring on behalf of landlord with multiple tenants.

 Real Estate Development and Construction

  • Drafted complex multi-party easement agreements for an outdoor-oriented shopping mall with multiple ownership components.
  • Represented owner in negotiating American Institute of Architects (AIA) construction agreements and subcontractor agreements for 200-unit apartment buildings in Eastern Washington.
  • Drafted Site Safety Plan and Accident Prevention Plans for Washington multi-family developer.

Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • Drafted the declaration of covenants, bylaws, and rules for a Seattle condominium association.
  • Advised mixed-use condominium development in downtown Seattle regarding interpretation and enforcement of its governing documents.
  • Drafted commercial condominium documents to subdivide a retail strip into multiple units.

 Port Districts

  • Drafted and negotiated 80-year ground lease for industrial development on Port property.
  • Negotiated and drafted dredging license and sand agreement along the Columbia River.
  • Prepared 50-year lease and construction of a commercial dock with capital contributions from the tenant towards construction costs.


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science (1998), School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2007)
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science (1998)


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


  • King County Bar Association, Member


  • Selected to the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, Business Litigation (2013-2017)

Community Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Mercer Island, Board Member
  • Washington Public Ports Association Legal Committee, Member
  • Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center), YPA Committee, Member and Chair (2012-2015)
  • University of Washington School of Law, Professional Mentorship Program, Mentor to first-year law students

Outside Interests

Enjoying the outdoors.

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