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Nicole E. De Leon

Attorney

Nicole is a member of the CH& Land Use group.  She works with real estate developers to efficiently shepherd projects through the land use entitlement process.  Nicole provides insight and guidance regarding how to interpret local codes and State statutes to assist with project due diligence and the permitting process. In the event a project permit or other land use decision is appealed, she applies these same skills in administrative hearings and court litigation to resolve disputes in her clients’ favor.  Property owners rely on Nicole’s expertise and strategic counsel to secure approvals for developments, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, assisted living, hospitals, schools, and religious facilities.

Nicole seeks creative, out-of-the-box solutions to overcome obstacles that confront her clients. Her ability to focus on the details of a development project without losing sight of the big picture, coupled with her sharp legal analysis and interpersonal skills, make an effective combination to achieve success for her clients.

Introduction

Nicole is a member of the CH& Land Use group.  She works with real estate developers to efficiently shepherd projects through the land use entitlement process.  Nicole provides insight and guidance regarding how to interpret local codes and State statutes to assist with project due diligence and the permitting process. In the event a project permit or other land use decision is appealed, she applies these same skills in administrative hearings and court litigation to resolve disputes in her clients’ favor.  Property owners rely on Nicole’s expertise and strategic counsel to secure approvals for developments, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, assisted living, hospitals, schools, and religious facilities.

Nicole seeks creative, out-of-the-box solutions to overcome obstacles that confront her clients. Her ability to focus on the details of a development project without losing sight of the big picture, coupled with her sharp legal analysis and interpersonal skills, make an effective combination to achieve success for her clients.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., with honors, 2007)
  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
    • Seattle University Law Review
    • Seattle University School of Law Dean’s Scholarship
    • King County Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship

Admissions

  • Washington

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® on the Ones to Watch List in Land Use and Zoning Law
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Developing Leaders Committee and Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member
  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • CH& Diversity Team, Member
  • CH& 2013 Summer Associate

Personal

  • Pro-bono work for the Immigrant Rights Project
  • Pro-bono work for the Promise of Justice Initiative