Imants F. Holmquist
Power in legal disputes and negotiations means having strong knowledge of the law and understanding of the issues to take effective action at every opportunity. A key reason clients hire me is that I keep my eye on their business goals. In other words, I get deals done. I’m enthusiastic about cooperating with my clients to build and develop their projects and aspirations.
All transactions have risk. What’s important is moving forward in as protected a manner as possible — understanding which of those risks are worth losing sleep over and require protective measures, and which should be understood, but ultimately not kill a deal. Balancing this dichotomy is an art as much as a skill.
I strongly care about the outcomes I obtain for our clients. I understand that when a client has a favorable outcome, he or she will be a client for life. To develop this relationship, I start from the position that responsiveness is essential: where possible I try to respond to all communications within 24 hours.
I was born and raised in the Seattle area. I grew up speaking Latvian and gained proficiency in Swedish while studying in Sweden. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, playing golf, skiing, and attending Husky football games.
J.D., Seattle University
B.S., University of Washington, International Studies – Int. Economics focus and Scandinavian Studies
Washington State Bar Association
Brighton Apartments – Board of Directors
Pacific Northwest Research Institute - Board of Trustees
Sigma Tau Educational Foundation – Board of Directors (a non-profit providing scholarships for students at the University of Washington)
The Seattle Graduate Chapter – Board of Directors, Chairman (the graduate chapter of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Washington)
Recent Representative Matters
Represented buyer in purchase of fast food franchise location in Poulsbo, WA, with sale price of $2.5M.
Represented borrower in $345M loan secured by commercial property in downtown Seattle, Washington, including review of loan documents and enforceability opinion letter.
Represented borrower in $97M loan secured by commercial property in downtown Seattle, Washington, including review of loan documents and enforceability opinion letter.
Represented developer in negotiation of LLC Operating Agreement for development of 40+ unit multi-family property on Capitol Hill.
Represented tenant in negotiation and drafting of a lease of office and warehouse space encompassing an entire building located in the SODO district of Seattle, WA.
Represented landlord in negotiation of lease for entire mixed use high rise building in downtown Seattle, WA.
Represented buyer of two casinos in South King County.
Represented owner in negotiation of development agreement relating to commercial property in Columbia City valued at $8.5M.
Assisted mid-sized law firm in Seattle with redrafting of governing documents.
General Counsel for ongoing businesses and property development companies.