Aleana W. Harris

Aleana Harris' practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions including the development, leasing, financing, acquisition and disposition of projects. Ms. Harris counsels developers, investors, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in transactions involving retail, office, industrial, condominium, multifamily and mixed use projects throughout the country. She negotiates purchase and sale agreements and complex retail, office, medical and industrial leases. Ms. Harris also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with real-estate-secured construction loans, permanent financing and bridge loans, including multi-property and multi-state transactions.

Ms. Harris received her B.A. from Washington State University and her J.D. with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law where she was a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Team and received the "Best Oralist" award on the National Moot Court Team.

Ms. Harris is a member of the King County and Washington State Bar Associations and the American Bar Association. Since 2005 she has been selected as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Washington Law and Politics. She co-authored the 2008 amendments to the Deed of Trust Act (Act) and testified before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees in favor of the amendments. She was among the members of the Real Property Probate & Trust (RPPT) Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Executive Committee who reviewed and commented on the 2008-2011 amendments to the Act. She also co-authored the chapter on Deeds of Trust in the Washington Real Property Deskbook. She is the past editor of the WSBA RPPT Section Newsletter and past member of the Executive Committee of the RPPT Section. She is also a member of the American College of Mortgage Lawyers.