Kristi O’Brien

Practice Emphasis and Experience

Business, Construction, Employment, Health Care, Municipal, Real Estate

Kristi O’Brien is a leading Seattle business attorney and health care lawyer. Kristi’s practice is primarily in the area of business transactions and real estate transactions involving corporations and medical practitioners. Kristi represents business clients and medical practice groups in real estate, commercial, corporate planning, partnership, asset and stock purchase and sale, employment, and health law.

Professional Recognition & Awards


Professional and Community Associations

Publications and Presentations

Kristi educates fellow attorneys, business leaders and medical professionals throughout the year at various conferences and assorted speaking engagements. Below is a growing collection of her appearances and authored materials.

  • Speaker, Employment Law Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them, Washington Radiology Business Management Association (2007)
  • Author, Planning Ahead to Avoid Tenant Problems, Lorman Education Services (2005)
  • Speaker, The Dirty Dozen: Employment Law Pitfalls, Pacific Northwest Credit Conference (2005)
  • Author, Drafting and Negotiating Washington Commercial Real Estate Leases, National Business Institute (2004)
  • Author, Operational Issues in Commercial Lease Drafting, Sterling Education Services (2003)
  • Speaker, Commercial Lease Drafting, Commercial Leases (2003)
  • Author, Economic and Financing Issues in Commercial Leases, Sterling Educational Services publication (2003)
  • Speaker, Requirements under the IDEA, Special Education and the Law (2002)
  • Author, A Bird’s Eye View of the Requirements of the IDEA, National Business Institute CLE (2002)
  • Author, Discipline of Special Needs Students under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, National Business Institute CLE (2002)
  • Speaker, Business Entities: How to Select the Right One For Your Deal, CCIM Washington Chapter Meeting (2001)
  • Author, Citizen or Civil Servant: Drawing the Line Between School Employees’ Private Interests as Citizens and the Public Interest in Their Roles as Educators, WA Special Education Seminar (2000)