John M. Sharp

Partner

John Sharp is a partner on the firm’s real estate and business teams. He represents purchasers, sellers, developers, property managers, landlords, and tenants in commercial real estate transactions related to ownership, management, acquisition, disposition, and leasing. John has extensive experience representing clients in transactions involving office, retail, industrial, ground, and cannabis leases; purchase and sale agreements; easements and licenses; title matters; and due diligence and financing. He also represents clients in residential real estate transactions. Additionally, John assists clients with entity formation and general business concerns.

John earns his clients’ trust by applying a commonsense, results-oriented, and practical approach to their legal and business needs. Whether he’s working with multinational companies, midsized businesses, or individuals, John prides himself on delivering effective and efficient representation that is appropriate for each unique circumstance.

Before joining the firm, John practiced at Fifth Avenue Law Group in Seattle. His background also includes working in private practice as a civil litigator and serving as in-house counsel for PACCAR Financial Corp. While in law school, John externed for the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Portland). Immediately following law school, from 1990-1992, John clerked for Chief Judge William D. Browning, United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Tucson).

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1990,
    • Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review
  • B.A., Pomona College, 1985

Bar Admissions

Washington
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