Scott Feir

Practice Emphasis and Experience:

Construction, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Labor, Litigation, Municipal, Real Estate

Scott is an experienced attorney representing a broad spectrum of real estate clients, including retail shopping center owners, property management groups, housing authorities, real estate brokers and agents, and construction and design professionals. Where practical dispute resolution efforts fail, Scott is an effective courtroom strategist and advocate.

Scott is a frequent seminar speaker in his areas of practice and regularly advises clients on retail, office, industrial and residential leasing matters, lease renewal disputes, lease and license enforcement, rent collection and evictions, insurance coverage issues, construction lien and defect claims, fair housing, discrimination, and access claims, purchase and sale nondisclosure and misrepresentation, broker commission and standard of care issues, enforcement of restrictive covenants and easements, adverse possession claims, and boundary disputes.

Additionally, Scott regularly advises clients and litigates disputes concerning fiduciary-related matters involving wills, trusts, contested probates, and guardianships, especially when such matters involve real estate disputes, the recovery of misappropriated assets, or the defense of a fiduciary or trust officer.

Practice Highlights

  • Columbia State Bank v. Normandy Park Investors, 165 Wn. App. 1029 (2012) (construction lien dispute)
  • Blue Diamond Group v. WEA Southcenter LLC, 163 Wn. App. 449 (2011) (construction lien dispute)
  • Save Sea Lawn Acres Ass’n v. Mercer, et al., 140 Wn. App. 411 (2007) (real property covenants dispute)
  • Airborne Freight Corp. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 472 F.3d 634 (9th Cir., 2006) (insurance coverage dispute)
  • Nelson v. Jusenius (In re Estate of Moi), 135 Wn. App. 1029 (2006) (probate dispute)
  • Bellevue Pac. Ctr. Condo. Owners Ass’n v. Bellevue Pac. Tower Condo. Owners Ass’n, 124 Wn. App. 178 (2004) (condominium dispute)
  • National Concrete Cutting, Inc. v. Northwest GM Contracters, et al., 107 Wn. App. 657 (2001) (public works construction lien dispute)

Education

Professional & Community Associations

Scott is admitted to practice in Washington State, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and is a member of the:

Publications and Presentations

Scott is a frequent speaker on real estate issues at conferences and in-house training events and has published a number of articles regarding real estate-related topics and Washington landlord-tenant law.

  • Speaker, Landlord and Tenant Law, Planning Ahead to Avoid Tenant Problems; Understanding the Commercial Eviction, Lorman Educ. Services (2013)
  • Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington, Lorman Educ. Services (October, 2012)
  • Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law, Lease Drafting, Structuring, and Negotiating, Sterling Educ. Services (May 2012)
  • Speaker, Landlord and Tenant Law in Washington, Lorman Edu. Services (2012)
  • Speaker, Leases: An Ounce of Prevention, Sterling Edu. Services (June, 2011)
  • Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law: Understanding Special Circumstances Involving Public and Subsidized Housing and Mobile Home Tenancies, Sterling Educ. Services (2011)
  • Speaker, Effective Use of Mediation and Arbitration in Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Educ. Services (2011)
  • Speaker, Unlawful Detainer Actions for Defaulting Residential Tenant, Washington State Bar Assoc. (2011)
  • Author, Effective Residential Leases, Washington State Bar Assoc. (2011)
  • Author and Speaker, Effective Residential Leases: Helping Landlords Avoid Pitfalls, National Business Institute (2010)
  • Author, What if the Residential Tenant Files Bankruptcy or the Owner’s Property is Foreclosed? National Business Institute (2010)
  • Author and Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington: Planning Ahead to Avoid Problems. Sterling Educ. Services (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Author and Speaker, Negotiating and Drafting Trouble-Free Commercial Real Estate Leases in Washington. National Business Institute (2008)
  • Author and Speaker, Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases: The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests. National Business Institute (2007)
  • Author and Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington: Beyond the Basics. Sterling Educ. Services (2007)
  • Author and Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law in Washington. Lorman Educ. Services (2007)
  • Author, Residential Lease Provisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Washington State Bar Assc. (2006)
  • Author and Speaker, Understanding the Eviction Action (And Doing It Right), Lorman Educ. Services (2006)
  • Author, Planning Ahead to Avoid Tenant Problems (2005)
  • Speaker, Drafting and Negotiating Washington Commercial Real Estate Leases, National Business Institute (2004)
  • Author, Public Housing Authority Survival Guide to Preparing Default Notices (2004)
  • Speaker, Commercial Lease Drafting, Enforcement, and Litigation, Sterling Educ. Services (2002 & 2003)
  • Author, Strategies for Successful Collections from Defaulting Tenants (2003)
  • Author, The Process and Procedure of Statutory Eviction: Unlawful Detainer under Washington Law (2003)