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HCMP Welcomes Emily Fenster to Real Estate Group
HCMP continues to expand its Real Estate Group by adding attorney Emily E. Fenster to our team. Emily focuses her practice on transactional matters. From assisting with site targeting and selection, securing financing, and drafting purchase and sale agreements to negotiating construction agreements, drafting leases, and formulating community governance documents, Emily works with her clients every step of the way to solve their problems and bring projects to completion. She routinely advises clients through the complex processes associated with condominiumization, assesses the tax implications of real estate transactions, and structures limited liability companies and other joint ventures for the purposes of real estate development and disposition.
Emily also has a significant background in land use and environmental law. She earned her Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, during which time she served as a researcher for the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement on its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Through this work, Emily built an in-depth understanding of agency law and procedure – and the myriad ways in which they affect employers and other stakeholders involved in city-level land use decision-making. This in-depth knowledge of the development process makes her an invaluable resource for her clients and colleagues alike.
Prior to joining the firm, Emily spent several years working on construction litigation matters, including cases involving claims related to faulty materials and negligence in the building process, as well as complex claims stemming from failures during large-scale development projects resulting in landslides and related claims of water trespass and trespass to land. She also represented private and public employers in federal and state litigation involving a wide range of employment issues and business transactions, including real estate, construction, and contract negotiation.
Emily prides herself on being approachable to her clients and attentive to their needs. She strives to ensure that each of her clients feels comfortable coming to her with any problem – large or small – so that she can understand the challenges they face and help them achieve their goals.
Emily joins HCMP after practicing construction litigation in Washington. She received her B.A. in Communications, magna cum laude, from Washington State University, and both her J.D. and Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.
To learn more about Emily's practice, or to contact her directly, please find her information below:
Emily E. Fenster | firstname.lastname@example.org | direct: 206.470.7644