Since 2016, Lana has had the honor of serving as ELM’s managing partner. Her primary area of practice is real estate transactions involving both residential and commercial properties. She represents individuals and businesses in connection with purchase and sale transactions, complex lending transactions, lease agreements, broker and property management agreements, and all aspects of real estate development projects. She advises homeowners associations in matters related to corporate governance and property management issues.
Lana’s clients appreciate her willingness to think creatively when issues arise that threaten the success of a transaction. They appreciate her determination and willingness to drive a transaction to completion and worry about the details. Lana’s greatest reward for representing clients is being honored with their trust.
Lana is rated AV Preeminent® (5.0/5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell, and is rated 10.0 “Superb” by Avvo
Washington State Bar Association
Lana enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and served as a Tactical Telecommunications Specialist. She participated in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in college. She completed Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA and was commissioned an Army Military Intelligence Officer in 1990. She was honorably discharged in 1998, having attained the rank of First Lieutenant.
As a lawyer, Lana served on the Legal Services to the Armed Forces Committee for the Washington State Bar Association from 2000-2003, and served as a Limited Practice Board member from 2009-2016. In 2011 Lana was appointed to the Civil Legal Needs Work Group tasked with exploring solutions to the unmet civil legal needs of low and moderate income populations in Washington State. The work of the Group aided in the Supreme Court’s creation of a limited form of legal practitioner, or Limited License Legal Technician, to help address the unmet legal needs of the public.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, B.S., cum laude, Public Policy and Administration, 1992
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997