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Stephen H. Roos

Stephen H. Roos

Attorney

Direct: 206.470.7645

Main: 206.623.1745

Fax: 206.623.7789

Phone: 206.470.7685

Professional Overview

Steve's practice focuses on advising clients on land use and real estate matters relating to a wide variety of residential, commercial, institutional, and mixed-use projects. He assists clients in obtaining all types of land use approvals, including plat approvals, site plan approvals, shoreline permits, and construction permits. For projects in the City of Seattle, Steve assists clients in navigating projects through the Master Use Permit process and associated review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Steve provides land use assistance through all stages of the entitlement process, and where necessary, litigates administrative and judicial appeals of land use decisions along with his colleagues in HCMP's litigation group. He has extensive experience in helping clients efficiently complete the consultation requirements of the Endangered Species Act, in order to secure permits from the Corps of Engineers. He also has developed a special expertise in assisting clients with critical areas compliance, including wetland, watercourse, and steep slope regulations.

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  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (Development Agreements), May 2018
  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (Critical Areas Regulations), May 2017
  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (Stormwater Regulations), May 2016
  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (LEED Development), May 2015
  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (Survey Discrepancies), May 2014
  • Author, Ask a Legal Professional, Puget Sound Business Journal (Shoreline Regulations), May 2013
  • Program Co-Chair and Moderator for the Shoreline Permitting CLE, sponsored by Law Seminars International, 2007
  • Speaker, "State Environmental Policy Act," Navigating the Maze: A Checklist Approach to Land Use and Environmental Law, Washington State Bar Association, October 4, 2002 and October 7, 2004
  • Speaker, "The Endangered Species Act: The Response of State Agencies," Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, P.S., June 1, 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association
         Environmental and Land Use Section
  • Seattle Waldorf School
          Board of Trustees
  • Named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1995-96
  • Attorney Fellow, California Appellate Project, 1994-95
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1994
         Stephen J. Massey Public Interest Award (1993) for work with Haitian
         refugees
         Co-Director, Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, 1992-93
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1988
         Phi Beta Kappa