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2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7511

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).

Representative Experience

  • Represented the world’s largest provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions in the purchase of two warehouse buildings on the Seattle, Washington waterfront, for a purchase price of $11,500,000.
  • Represented a federally recognized Indian Tribe in the purchase of 858 acres of forestland in Pacific County, Washington, for a purchase price of $4,500,000
  • Represented a Canadian developer in the purchase of three parcels for development in downtown Seattle, Washington, for a combined purchase price of over $21,000,000.
  • Represented a property management company in the sale of a self-storage facility in Tacoma, Washington, for a sale price of $9,200,000.
  • Represented a property management company in the purchase of an office building in downtown Seattle, Washington, for a purchase price of over $11,500,000.
  • Represented a husband and wife in the sale of an office building in Seattle, Washington, for a sale price of over $5,800,000.
  • Represented a manufacturer of outdoor equipment in the sale of an industrial parcel in Seattle, Washington, for a sale price of almost $8,300,000, and the purchase of four industrial parcels in Reno, Nevada, for a combined purchase price of over $6,200,000.
  • Represented a nonprofit corporation in the purchase of a parcel for development as a camp for children with special needs in Skagit County, Washington, for a purchase price of $3,100,000.
  • Represented a family corporation and a bank in the sale of two parcels for development in Seattle, Washington, for a combined sale price of $2,800,000.
  • Represented an indoor cannabis producer-processor in the purchase of two leased parcels in Whatcom County, Washington, for a combined purchase price of $1,680,000.

Commercial Leases and Subleases
  • Represented the world’s largest provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions as tenant for the ground lease of over 337,000 square feet of land from a port authority in Seattle, Washington.
  • Represented a landlord for the lease of 10,500 square feet of space in Gig Harbor, Washington, to a national retailer of health and beauty products.
  • Represented a landlord for the lease of 117,000 square feet of space to a cannabis producer-processor for indoor growing and office space in Olympia, Washington.
  • Represented a manufacturer of medical ventilator equipment as tenant for the lease of 34,500 square feet of manufacturing, storage, distribution, and office space in Bothell, Washington.
  • Represented a manufacturer of cosmetics as tenant for the lease of 20,200 square feet of manufacturing, storage, distribution, and office space in Snoqualmie, Washington.
  • Represented a professional sports group as tenant for the lease of 5,000 square feet of exhibition and office space in Seattle, Washington.
  • Represented an optometry clinic as tenant for the lease of 6,150 square feet of office, retail, and exam-room space in Seattle, Washington.
  • Represented a cannabis retailer as tenant for the lease of an 11,500 square foot building in downtown San Francisco, California.
  • Represented a landlord for the sublease of almost 28,570 square feet of warehouse space to a national logistics company in Kent, Washington.
  • Represented a cannabis producer-processor as subtenant for the sublease for 60,000 square feet of indoor growing and office space in Elma, Washington.