Elizabeth R. Runtz

Elizabeth R. Runtz


Direct: 206.470.7675

Main: 206.623.1745


Fax: 206.623.7789

Phone: 206.470.7680

Professional Overview

As a member of the firm’s Business Group, Elizabeth focuses her practice on all manner of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, commercial transactions, trusts and estates, and tax. She also works closely with the firm’s Real Estate Group in transactional matters, assisting with everything from the structuring, planning, negotiation, documentation, and closing of complex deals to the leasing, financing, and development of multi-family buildings, commercial office properties, hotels, resorts, and medical facilities and centers.

Elizabeth serves a broad base of clients, ranging from private investment funds, banks, and grantors to corporations, nonprofits, developers, and healthcare organizations. Her approach to her work is based in her commitment to understanding her clients’ needs, and then using her knowledge of their businesses to anticipate and prevent problems before they arise.

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Seattle
  • USSF Soccer Referee Grade 8, Oregon Soccer Central, 2016 - present
  • Summer Associate, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S., 2019
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellow, 2016
  • Kraft-Global Fellow, 2015
  • Personnel Specialist, United States Navy, 2010 - 2014

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2021
       Black Law Students Association
       Military Law Students’ Association
       Law and Business Association
       Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project

B.A., Columbia University, magna cum laude, 2017
       School of General Studies Honor Society
       Columbia University Pre-Law Society
       Black Students Organization
       U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University

A.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2014
       Military Veterans Association

When I am not working, you can probably find me on a soccer field (either playing or refereeing), at a concert, trying a new restaurant, reading a historical novel or relaxing (strong emphasis) with friends and family.

After a ten-year stint on the East Coast, I am excited to be back home in the Pacific Northwest, and I can’t wait to take advantage of all the indoor and outdoor activities the region has to offer.