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Paulina J. Wu

Associate
+1.206.370.7852
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Paulina Wu is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. She focuses her practice on various aspects of commercial real estate and agribusiness, including acquisitions and sales, real estate financing and loans, and leasing. Ms. Wu’s experience includes issues related to commercial mortgages and financing, farmland, shopping centers, and other commercial mixed-use properties.

Ms. Wu also has experience in addressing regulatory issues impacting the commercial real estate and agribusiness sector. This experience includes advising clients on mortgage lending licenses in various states, the use of unmanned aircraft, and regulatory compliance matters affecting foreign investors under the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act and analogous state statutes.

Professional Background

Ms. Wu was a K&L Gates summer associate in 2015. In 2014, she was a summer legal extern at the Federal Trade Commission in Seattle, Washington.

Additional Information

Publications
  • “Unmanned Aircraft and Agriculture – Legal Issues for Landowners,” Real Property, Probate & Trust: Vol. 43: No. 1 (2016)
  • “Impossible to Regulate: Social Media, Terrorists, and the Role for the UN,” Chicago Journal of International Law: Vol. 16: No. 1, Article 11 (2015)
Commercial Real Estate
  • Represented a technology company in the acquisition of multiple office buildings located in Washington state
  • Represented a purchaser in connection with easement issues related to the acquisition of a property in the process of being constructed, including access, sewer, and water easements
  • Represented a life insurance company in the $43,000,000 financing of a mixed use building in Seattle, WA
  • Represented a life insurance company in the $100,000,000 financing of a commercial building in San Francisco, CA
  • Represented a lender in connection with modifying an existing loan forbearance agreement
  • Represented a landlord in connection with various leasing issues, including temporary access easements, commercial leases, and termination of lease agreements
  • Represented a tenant in connection with its early termination of multiple existing commercial leases
  • Advised a real estate investment company on the real estate brokerage and mortgage lending licensing regulations in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
Agriculture/Agribusiness
  • Represented an institutional investor on the acquisition of farmland and related agricultural assets held in national farmland portfolio
  • Represented an institutional investment manager on the disposition and acquisition of farmland located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas, and Washington
  • Represented an institutional investment manager on the leasing of apple orchards in Grant County, Washington
  • Represented an institutional investment manager on the assignment of multiple permanent cropland leases in California
  • Represented a property manager on the development and update of its real estate forms library, covering multiple states and including purchase and sale agreements, leases, and diligence forms.