Marc O. Winters

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Marc O. Winters

Marc Winters’ practice encompasses a wide range of real estate and business transactions, predominantly involving the financing, acquisition, development, management, restructuring, and disposition of commercial real estate projects and branded assets. He also counsels pension fund advisory firms and tax-exempt investors on a variety of issues relating to the structuring of business transactions and all aspects of real estate investments.

Mr. Winters has negotiated, documented, and closed eight- and nine-figure deals for many types of clients, including joint venture groups, pension funds, public development authorities, school districts, state agencies, banks, lenders, developers, and other businesses.

In the course of his transactional and investment structuring practice, Mr. Winters has gained extensive experience in real estate investment trust, limited liability company, limited partnership, and other entity formation. He also has significant experience with construction and permanent loans, leasing, development and management agreements, and secured land transactions (including covered and uncovered construction loans, participating loans, securitized loans, interim loans, permanent loans, wraparound financing, and subordinated and unsubordinated leasehold financing).

Mr. Winters has been counsel to many noteworthy real estate projects, including the Pacific Place retail complex, the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, and the Washington SuperMall as well as a multitude of real estate projects across the United States.

Mr. Winters has been designated as a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Winters is able to advise owners, developers, lenders, contractors, and architects on a variety of legal issues pertaining to green building and assist them in evaluating and navigating the LEED certification process.

Mr. Winters plays drums professionally for a number of musical projects, and he continues to play drums at live shows and on locally produced CDs in his spare time.

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  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1984); Order of the Coif
  • University of Oregon School of Business (B.S., 1980), with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1984
  • King County Bar Association, 1984

Awards and Publications

  • Named a Washington state Super Lawyer
  • Selected as a top lawyer by Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Received the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings -- the AV® Preeminent™ (5.0-5.0) rating
  • Co-author of Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy Efficient, Urban Land Institute, 2009

Super Lawyers Designation