Mike E. Brandeberry
Phone: 206-812-6963

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Mike's focus is on general corporate and business matters, where he serves in the capacity of "outside general counsel," and commercial real estate transactions.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1976
    • The Georgetown Law Journal — 1974-1976
    • Notes Editor — 1975-1976
  • B.A., cum laude, Harvard College, 1972

Prior Professional Experience

  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Seattle, WA (2010-2015)
    • SVP, Chief Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Washington Mutual Bank/JPMorgan Chase Bank, Seattle, WA (2002-2009)
    • SVP & General Counsel, Retail Banking (2006-2009); SVP & Associate General Counsel (2004-2006); SVP & Senior Counsel (2002-2003)
  • Nintendo of America, Inc., Redmond, WA (2001-2002)
    • Director, Contracts
  • Cytran, Inc., Kirkland, WA (1994-2001)
    • General Counsel (1996-2001); Corporate Counsel (1994-1996)
  • Burlington Environmental Inc., Seattle, WA (1992-1994)
    • SVP, Law and Governmental Affairs
  • Glacier Park Company, Seattle, WA (1989-1992)
    • VP, Law and Environmental Affairs
  • Foster Pepper & Shefelman, Seattle, WA (1976-1989)
    • Partner (1981-1989); Associate (1976-1980)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Full Life Care (formerly ElderHealth Northwest)
    • Board President (2012-2014)
    • Board and Advisory Board member (1994-present)
  • Leadership Tomorrow (former Board member)
  • Volunteer Attorneys for People with AIDS (former volunteer)
  • Washington Research Council (former Board member)
  • Camp Fire Central Puget Sound (former Board member)
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1976
  • United States District Court (W. Dist. Wash.)
Mike's private practice included representation of clients in a wide variety of general business transactions and in all forms of real estate transactions, with emphasis on development and financing of high-rise office buildings, shopping centers and residential condominiums. Projects included the Wells Fargo Center (formerly First Interstate Center), Washington Mutual Tower, Elmer J. Nordstrom Medical Tower and Kitsap Mall. Following his years in private practice, Mike has served as in-house counsel at a number of Seattle-based companies covering a broad spectrum of sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 200 companies, and engaged in a variety of industries, including real estate, environmental, bio-technology and banking. His in-house work has involved addressing the broad range of legal issues that businesses face and has afforded him the opportunity to play a leadership role in company mergers, acquisitions and liquidations as well as to develop an expertise in corporate governance.

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