Julie H. Seidenstein

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7080 |

Areas of Practice

Julie Seidenstein focuses her practice on transactional real estate, real estate finance, and secured, unsecured, structured and project financing for regional and national clients. She represents institutional lenders, finance companies, joint ventures and borrowers with respect to construction and permanent real estate loans for retail, office, hospitality, multifamily and mixed-use properties on a national basis. Julie has extensive experience in counseling tenants, property owners and developers in the sale, acquisition, leasing and development of commercial real estate, and the drafting and negotiation of leases, loan sale agreements, loan documents, legal opinions, joint venture agreements and purchase and sale agreements. She has particular expertise in many areas of lending, including traditional balance-sheet loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, participation and syndication structures, loan modifications and mezzanine financing. Julie also regularly advises clients in general corporate and business matters.

Professional Experience

  • Foster Pepper PLLC, Of Counsel (2013-2016)
  • Attorney in private practice in North Carolina (2005-2013)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Moot Court, Board Member
    • Women’s Law Caucus, Executive Board Member
    • Dean’s List (2004-2005)
    • Presidential Scholarship Recipient (2002-2005)
  • University of San Diego (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Mortar Board Honor Society
    • Order of Omega Honor Society
    • Dean’s List (1998-2002)
    • Trustee Scholarship Recipient (1998-2002)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Representation of national and institutional mortgage loan portfolio services in senior and mezzanine loan assumptions, loan extensions for fixed-rate and floating-rate loans, loan modifications, cash management structures, leasing matters, real property issues such as easements, zoning, title work, condemnations and liens, as well as consent and general compliance matters
  • Representation of issuers and loan portfolio services in connection with secured and unsecured financial transactions and asset-backed securitizations
  • Representation of institutional lending clients in the review, rehabilitation and enforcement of large commercial real estate loan portfolios prior to sale or following acquisitions


  • “Bona Fide Purchaser Doctrine,” Washington Real Property Deskbook

Speaking Engagements

  • “Easements and CCRs in Washington,” East King County Bar Association Real Property Section Meeting (April 12, 2017)
  • “Drafting Agreements to Avoid Litigation,” Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle CLE (March 24, 2017)
  • “Easement Issues in Mixed Use and Public-Private Developments,” The Seminar Group’s 5th Annual Easements and CCRs in Washington Conference, Presenter (November 2016)
  • “Google Real Estate Strategies,” Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound June Luncheon, Moderator (June 9, 2016)
  • “Show Me the Money,” Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle and Sound’s January Luncheon, Moderator (January 21, 2016)
  • “The Secondary Mortgage Market: RMBS, CDOs and Emerging Issues,” The Big Picture in Residential Mortgage Lending: Post-Origination, Secondary Market, Loan Servicing & Emerging Trends, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Moderator and Co-presenter (September 2015)
  • “Commercial Lending Trends and Hot Button Issues for 2015,” 10th Annual Bankers Briefing (May 2015)
  • “Multi-layered Debt Structures,” In-house Presentation for a National Banking Institution (February 2013)
  • “Title Insurance and Related Issues,” In-house Presentation for a National Banking Institution (April 2012)
  • “Subordination, Non-disturbance and Attornment Agreements — A Primer for Lenders,” In-house Presentation for a National Banking Institution (February 2012)
  • “Handling Defaults and Impending Defaults for CMBS Loans,” In-house Presentation for a National Banking Institution (December 2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the “Women in Law 2016 Award,” Lawyer Monthly magazine, Transactional Real Estate (2016)
  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Real Estate: Business (2015)
  • Recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year Award,” Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter (2015-2016)
  • Named as a “Woman Extraordinaire,” Business Leader magazine (2011)
  • Recipient of the “Jane V. Harper Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award,” Mecklenburg County Bar (2010)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Washington Chapter
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
    • Finance Committee (2017)
    • Seattle & Sound Chapter
      • Co-chair, Programs Committee (2015-Present)
      • Member (2013-Present)
    • Charlotte Chapter
      • Board Member (2011-2012)
      • Committee Chair (2007-2011)
  • Member, Washington Bankers Association (2015-Present)
  • Member, Seattle University School of Law, Mentoring/Professional Development Committee (2015-Present)
  • Volunteer, Mary’s Place (2014-Present)
  • Member, Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association (2014-Present)
  • United Way of King County (2014-Present)
    • Emerging Leader
    • Campaign Coordinator
  • Member, Wellspring Family Services, Luncheon Planning Committee (2014-Present)
  • King County Bar Association (2013-Present)
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association (2013-Present)
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter (2013-Present)
  • Member, Arts and Science Council, Young Donor Society (2011-2012)
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Charlotte Women’s Bar
    • Board Member and Officer (2009-2012)
    • Member and Committee Chair (2005-2009)
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division (2005-2012)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Member (2005-Present)
    • Member, Young Lawyers Division (2005-2012)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section


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Julie H. Seidenstein

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7080 |


Julie H. Seidenstein

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7080 |