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CH& About Us

For companies and individuals looking for legal services in corporate finance, real estate, and litigation, CH& is a firm that breaks past the familiar

CH& is a powerful legal partner very close to our clients. We provide companies and individuals with exceptional legal services by offering solutions that combine creative thinking, local partnerships, core expertise, and expert knowledge of our market.

CH& is an innovative force in the Pacific Northwest legal market. We strive to be a law firm that not only delivers exceptional legal service but connects, cares, and delivers in a way that is uniquely our own and rises above the competition. At CH&, we believe a client’s choices should not be limited to either/or, but expanded through “& thinking.” We continually raise the bar by opening our eyes and the world of our clients through “the power of &.” This is why & is the most important word in our name—it expands on the vision of what a law firm should be, leading to new opportunities, creative solutions, and a better client experience.

The & in our name drives CH& professionals. We believe that great lawyers should be intensely knowledgeable & passionate about their profession. That they must deliver superior legal advice & have the competitive spirit to do it better, faster, and more efficiently than anyone else. And this guiding principle translates to professionals with a nose for business & the creative energy to take our clients in new and exciting directions. It’s really the secret sauce of our firm.

Representing clients in all aspects of real estate development, land use and zoning, business transactions, litigation and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

We provide clear, practical advice to help clients achieve their business goals, whether it involves a simple lease renewal, a complex securitized financing, a mega-development proposal or a tax dispute. In each matter, we define success the same way: by meeting the client’s objectives as efficiently and effectively as possible.

At Cairncross & Hempelmann, find the attention and responsiveness of a small firm with the diverse range of knowledge and expertise that you would expect from a larger firm.

In an era of law firm mergers and growth for the sake of growth, the lawyers at CH& remain convinced that practicing law in a smaller environment can be more rewarding and meaningful. We are able to keep abreast of the affairs of the firm and its clients through a teamwork approach to legal projects. With this cooperative approach, CH& lawyers are able to achieve a degree of interdisciplinary expertise at all levels. We have developed a special working environment in which all lawyers maintain a proprietary interest in the firm and its business.