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Roberts Johns & Hemphill offers comprehensive business legal services, including business formation, transactional and contract law, and commercial litigation. We have represented a wide range of corporate clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation including major contract and construction disputes, environmental contamination claims, business torts, and insurance coverage disputes. Our business experience includes forming limited liability and corporate entity structures, negotiating corporate mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and drafting public works and construction contracts, and advising clients in a broad range of general business and start-up matters.

We also have particular experience in real estate law, including all aspects of real estate purchase and sale transactions, commercial leases, property disputes, and real estate and land use development projects.


We have served as counsel for owners, architects, engineers and contractors in construction and development projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our experience includes contract negotiation and drafting on behalf of owners, contractors, joint ventures and other real estate development enterprises, as well as handling disputes at all levels of the state and federal courts in Washington, and forums for alternative dispute resolution.

We also have extensive experience in local, state and federal regulatory compliance matters.


We have served as general and special counsel to municipal bodies for over two decades. In this regard we offer a full range of legal services to assist on matters involving finance, capital facilities development (construction, real estate, land use and environmental law), insurance coverage, litigation and administrative proceedings and employment. We also regularly advise municipal boards on best governance practices relating to board meetings, public disclosures and compliance with other statutory obligations.


We also offer professional and affordable estate planning services, ensuring that our clients’ assets are appropriately protected and distributed, including guiding probates through conclusion, and preparing all manner of wills, living trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care directives.