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Jeffrey C. Thomson

Jeff Thomson is an associate in the firm's Real Estate practice. He focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leases, and development projects. He has experience working with a variety of real estate assets, including agricultural, renewables, natural resources, multifamily, office, retail, hospitality and industrial.

Jeff advises clients throughout all stages of their real estate transactions including drafting and negotiating primary transaction documents (loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, management agreements and leases), conducting and coordinating due diligence review, and managing those transactions through and after closing. He also has experience evaluating and remedying title and survey matters for a wide range of property types. A significant number of the matters Jeff works on involve foreign investment in US real estate assets, particularly agricultural properties (timber, cropland, rangeland), and he helps advise clients on federal and state foreign and corporate ownership regulations regarding the ownership and operation of agricultural property.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served in numerous roles as a summer associate, fellow, and student attorney. While in law school, Jeff served as a summer associate at a small family law firm in downtown Seattle focusing on family formation and dissolution as well as LGBTQ+ legal issues. Additionally, Jeff, in his capacity as a fellow for the Washington State Association Justice, clerked for two regional plaintiffs litigation firms where he mainly focused on government accountability and insurance bad faith. Ultimately, as a capstone to his law school career, Jeff served as a student attorney for an estate planning law clinic where he represented a married couple in the execution of their estate plan and preparation for their extensive long-term care needs. Prior to his legal career, Jeff spent several years as a buying and inventory planning analyst for several multi-national retail corporations.

  • Winner, Metzger Legal Writing Scholarship (2020)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Estate and Disability Planning Clinic
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Tax of LLCs and Partnerships
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Federal Courts
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Former Executive Editor (2020-2021), Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law
  • "Tragedy of the Energy Commons: How Government Regulation Can Help Mitigate the Environmental and Public Health Consequences of Cryptocurrency Mining," Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law: Vol. 11:1, Article 4 (2020).
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