Shannon Sperry


Practice Emphasis

Acquisition, financing (construction and permanent) and leasing of regional shopping malls, office buildings, retail centers, golf courses and apartment buildings; conduit, corporate and project finance transactions; employment advice for termination and wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour disputes, and employee policy manuals; mediation services for real estate and employment-related disputes.


  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1972, Weber State College
  • Juris Doctor, 1975, University of Utah
  • Editor, Utah Law Review, 1973-1975

Representative Cases

  • $80 million permanent loan on leased property.
  • Represent local purchaser of regional golf courses.
  • Represent family owned business that owns and manages 80 commercial properties in Washington State.
  • Represent local community bank.
  • Represent lenders and borrowers in complex work out situations.
  • Act as general counsel to numerous locally owned businesses.
  • Represent owner of contaminated commercial property to clean up the property for sale.
  • Work with owners to set up appropriate employment rules and document terminations.
  • Represent start-up company beginning with initial entity formation.


  • Liquidated Damages Clauses in Real Estate Purchase Agreements—Are They Enforceable?, Washington
  • State Bar Association Real Property Probate and Trust Newsletter
  • Property Owners Impacted by Laws Protecting the Disabled, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
  • New Disability Legislation to Have Big Impact, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Frequent lecturer on real estate and employment law topics and provides specialized presentations to managers and employees on sexual harassment and termination issues.

Professional & Civic

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of ‘Real Estate Law’ and ‘Labor and Employment Law’ (2015 – 2024 ed.)

King County Bar Association, Real Estate Section

Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Section

Recognized as a “Top Attorney” by Seattle Met magazine, 2012

Top 50 Women Lawyers

Washington Super Lawyer since 2003

Top 40 Real Estate Lawyers

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating since 1991