Scott F. Campbell

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7040 |

Areas of Practice

Scott Campbell represents clients in commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leases and subleases, construction and permanent financing, portfolio analysis, loan workouts and restructuring. Scott represents numerous commercial banks and institutional lenders in real estate finance transactions, including Wells Fargo Bank, U.S. Bank, Key Bank and Washington Federal Savings. He serves on the Firm’s Opinion Committee and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating opinion letters in multistate transactions.

Scott’s real estate experience includes office buildings, retail projects, multifamily, long term care facilities, office/warehouse and industrial property. He is particularly experienced in retail lease matters throughout the country. Scott also provides pro bono services on real estate matters for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


  • University of Washington (J.D., 1979; B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Financial Institutions
  • Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Construction financing for data centers and high-rise condominium projects
  • Leasing work for owners of high-rise and suburban office buildings
  • Represented developer of urban mixed-use residential projects
  • Represented seller of downtown Bellevue superblock
  • Represented purchaser of big-box retail property
  • Represented sellers and purchasers of assisted living facilities
  • Represented major office building and retail tenants in negotiations for new leases
  • Acquisition of office buildings to complete Section 1031 exchange
  • Permanent financing for hospital expansion
  • Represented upscale retailers in lease transactions for national expansions
  • Loan workouts involving major agricultural operations, fruit packing and distribution company
  • Loan restructuring and deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions involving residential developers
  • Forbearance agreements and loan workouts involving commercial mortgage companies


  • “Commercial Leases — Be Wary of ‘Boilerplate’ Provisions That Can Bite,” Seattle Business magazine (August 2012)
  • Washington Real Property Deskbook, Fourth Edition, Editorial Steering Committee and Contributing Author
  • Washington Real Property Deskbook, Third Edition, Contributing Author

Speaking Engagements

  • “Real Estate Issues in Probate and Trust,” Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (March 2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate (2013-2018)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate (2016-2017)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (2001-2003)
    • Editorial Board, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (2000-2001)
    • Editorial Steering Committee, Washington Real Property Deskbook (2003-2013)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Associate Member, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Member, Credit Card Bank Compliance Association

Scott F. Campbell

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7040 |