Jemima J. McCullum, Partner
  • Jemima has handled millions of dollars’ worth of real estate transactions involving almost every sector of the market. She helps her clients through every stage of the transaction, from entity formation and contract negotiation, review and drafting, to due diligence, including title and survey review, analysis of land use issues and environmental studies and reports, the financing and closing of the transaction, the construction issues and review of the related contracts, and, of course, the eventual leasing up of the project and/or the eventual resale of the development or project.  

    Her clients include private developers, landowners, landlords and tenants, borrowers, regional and national banks, universities, non-profit organizations, assisted living facilities, and homeowners associations, to name just a few, each of whom have various business and real estate needs.  Recently, with the passage of I-502, her work has included advice to landlords and tenants on cannabis issues that arise in lease transactions.     

    Outside of work, Jemima has donated substantial time and resources as a board member to a number of community and professional organizations including the Tacoma Art Museum, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region (aka Tacoma Goodwill Industries), Washington Women Lawyers, and the Highline Community College Foundation.

  • Education

    • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2001
    • magna cum laude
    • B.A., University of Washington, 1996
    • magna cum laude

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • American Bar Association

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

    • King County Bar Association

    Professional History

    • Joined Firm, 2002
    • Equity Partner, 2004
    • Board of Directors Member, 2007-2014, Vice-Chair, 2013-2014

    Honors & Awards

    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell® for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
    • Superb 9.4 Rating by Avvo™
    • Named to the 2006 and 2008-2015 Rising Stars lists for Real Estate Transactions by Washington Super Lawyers™
    • Named among "Top Women Attorneys" by Washington Super Lawyers™ for 2012 & 2013
    • Named “Partner of the Year” for 2010 by Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
    • Named “Top 40 under Forty in South Puget Sound” for 2009 by The Business Examiner™
    • Named “2008 Chapter Member of the Year,” Washington Women Lawyers

    Community Activities

    • Tacoma Art Museum (2011-2017): Board Member, Board of Governance Committee Member & Audit Committee Member.

    • Tacoma Goodwill Industries (2009-2014): Board Member & Finance Committee Member.

    • Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers (2002 – 2011): Board Member & Past President.

    • Highline Community College Foundation (2004-2011): Board Member.

    Articles & Presentations

    • Speaker at Meydenbauer Center, CBA Educational Forum, May 10, 2016 on, “Landlord Concerns and Practice Tips in the Cannabis Industry”
    • Speaker at Medical & Recreational Cannabis in Washington State Conference held December 8 & 9, 2015 on the topic of, "Real Estate Concerns in the Cannabis Industry."
    • Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference to be held July 30, 2015 on the topic of, "Landlord/Tenant Issues and Concerns Regarding Criminal Exposure and Asset Forfeiture."
    • Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference held May 28, 2015 on the topic of, "Negotiating Tips for Real Estate Lease Transactions in the Marijuana Industry."
    • Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference,held December 3-4, 2014, on the topic of "Real Estate and Land Use Law"
    • Speaker at the 2009 Annual NALS Convention held January 11, 2009, on the topic of "Foreclosure Law 2009."
    • Speaker at the Washington Condominium Law Seminar, held October 7, 2005, on the topic of "Creating and Converting Condominiums."
  • Representative Matters

    • Jemima has handled millions of dollars’ worth of real estate transactions involving almost every sector of the market. She helps her clients through every stage of development, from entity formation, to due diligence, financing, construction, and leasing or resale. Her work for lenders includes creditor rights advice, documentation of new loans and loan workouts, debt collection litigation and work as a trustee or receiver.
    • For borrowers, her work includes debtor rights advice, loan workouts, and short sale negotiations. She has guided her nonprofit and for-profit developer clients through complex bond financings and all aspects of major commercial development projects. Her clients include regional and nationally recognized banks, universities, non-profit organizations, assisted living facilities, private developers, landowners and tenants that have various business and real estate needs. Recently, with the passage of I-502, her work has included advice to landlords, contractors, business owners and tenants on cannabis issues that arise in various industrial and retail lease transactions.
      • Pacific Plaza – Tacoma
      • YMCA – Silverdale
      • YMCA – Sumner
      • YMCA – UW Tacoma
      • PLU – Student Hub Center and graduate housing remodel
      • Community Health Care – Regional Medical Plaza – Tacoma
      • Sale of Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home – Ballard
      • Moctezuma’s – Gig Harbor and Southcenter
      • Habitat for Humanity – The Woods at Golden Given – Tacoma
      • Sixth Avenue Apartments – Capitol Hill
      • Mercer Street Apartments – Queen Anne
      • Silver Cloud Hotel – Ruston Way – Tacoma
      • Sunset Shopping Center – Ocean Shores
      • Fife Library – Fife
      • Presbytery Church of Olympia – Olympia
      • Puyallup Four Square Church – Puyallup
      • Destiny City Church – Tacoma
      • Sunrise Medical Center – Puyallup
      • Tacoma Housing Authority - Tacoma
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Pioneer Square
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
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