Julia Abelev

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7111 |

Areas of Practice

Julia Abelev focuses her practice on corporate and transactional matters, with particular emphasis on intellectual property management, mergers, corporate governance and general corporate counseling. She regularly advises nonprofit corporations on governance and strategic planning. Julia also utilizes her litigation background in the areas of construction and commercial law, as well as her transactional background in real estate purchases and land use regulations.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC, Summer Associate (2012)
  • King County Superior Court, Legal Intern to Judge Bruce E. Heller (2011)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
    • Virginia Law Review, Alumni and Programs Director
    • Student Legal Forum, President
    • Dillard Fellow
  • University of Washington (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Mary Gates Scholar
    • Robert Alan Dahl Award (Top Political Science Graduate)
    • Philosophy Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations


  • Blog Contributor, “Beyond IP Law,” Lane Powell PC
  • “Merging Wisely: Best Practices for Structuring Successful Nonprofit Mergers,” NWLawyer, Co-author (December 2016)
  • “Keeping Your DMCA Safe Harbor Safe,” Lane Powell Legal Update, Co-author (November 16, 2016)
  • “Two Definitions, One Person: Guantanamo Bay and Empire’s Excess.”  Washington Undergraduate Law Review 3.1 (2009)
  • “Perceptual Realism: Interpreting the Winter War of 1939.”  intersections 10.3 (2009)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Tips and Tools to Manage Trademark Projects,” International Trademark Association Roundtable, Co-presenter (October 11, 2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, Imagine Housing (2016-Present)
    • Member, Housing Development Task Force
  • Board Member, EarthShare Washington (2015-Present)
    • Vice President, Board of Directors (2016-Present)
    • Co-chair, Partner Engagement Committee
  • Urban Land Institute
    • Board Member, Young Leaders Group (2015-Present)
  • Graduate, Leadership Eastside, Leadership Enrichment Program
  • President, University of Virginia Club of Seattle


  • Russian

Julia Abelev

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7111 |


Julia Abelev

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7111 |