Christie’s practice truly spans both real estate and land use, which allows her to strategically advise clients on all life cycles of a project. She routinely assists her clients with land use feasibility analyses, negotiating purchase and sale agreements, and drafting governance documents for common interest communities, including the condominiumization of both residential and commercial projects. Christie has also entitled a number of developments in Seattle that are subject to the City’s new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements. She loves working on commercial transactions that involve complex land use, environmental, and real property considerations.
Prior to law school, Christie worked in the U.S. Senate for five years and has extensive experience drafting and advising on federal legislation.
- Acquisitions and dispositions of a variety of commercial real estate asset classes, including multi-family, office and retail.
- Entitlements, project planning, and real estate acquisitions for the Sammamish Town Center mixed-use development.
- Land use and real estate counsel for residential tower in Denny Triangle, including entitlements, environmental review, and transactional documentation.
- Land use and real estate counsel for platted communities, and residential and commercial condominium projects throughout Washington.
- Land use counsel for projects complying with the City of Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements.
- Associate Editor, Ocean Acidification: Understanding the Other Climate Crisis (Wash. J. of Envtl. L. & Pol’y ed., 2016)
- Co-Author, Aboriginal Title Decision in Canada: Implementation of Natural Resource and Energy Policy, 126 The Water Report 2014
- Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) 2018 Impact Scholar
- Pro Bono Attorney, King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project
- Pro Bono Attorney, Seattle Clemency Project
- Member, King County Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Section
- Washington State Bar Association
- Legislative Aide, Office of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, D.C., 2009 - 2013
- Extern, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 2008
- Extern, Botswana Center for Human Rights, Gaborone, Botswana, 2006
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2016
Concentration in Environmental Law
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Washington Journal of Environmental Law and
- B.A. in Politics, Whitman College, 2008
I am a fourth-generation Northwesterner that grew up on skis and went to college in Washington wine country. After heading East for a change of scenery and working in politics through the Obama years, I returned to Seattle for law school and have spent my time exploring the beautiful corners of our state. I love to ski, run long distances, eat my way through various regions of the world, and get lost in a good book.