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Delivering innovative solutions to industry leaders for over 30 years.

We represent private and public entities in development projects and business transactions throughout the state of Washington.

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2023 Highlights

McCullough Hill PLLC is proud to represent clients that are at the forefront of some of the largest, most complex and most consequential Land Use, Development, Real Estate and Environmental projects in the region, and to have been recognized for our work by Chambers & Partners this year. Click the booklet image above to learn about some of our key projects and achievements in 2023, and for a preview of what we’re working on for 2024.


Our practice spans over thirty years and covers all of Washington and many other states throughout the West. These are some highlights of our work.

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Starbucks Headquarters

Seattle, WA

Land Use - Office

Represented Starbucks in its HQ development.

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Space Needle

Seattle, WA

Land Use - Landmarks & Historic

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Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle, WA

Land use

Permitting of new, iconic Ferris wheel on Seattle's waterfront.

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Essex Capitol Hill

Seattle, WA

Real Estate

Land acquisition, development, construction and negotiation of a joint venture for full-block Capitol Hill residential and retail project.

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720 Olive Way

Seattle, WA

Real Estate

Acquisition of downtown Seattle office building.

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Pacific Coast Fisheries Corp.

Seattle, WA


Representation of owner in sale of fish distribution company.

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Pike Place Fish Market

Seattle, WA


Represented employees in their acquisition of historic Seattle business.

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Seattle, WA

Land Use - Office

Major Phased Development in Seattle permitting up to 1.9 million square feet of office.

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SODO Arena

Seattle, WA

Land Use

Development of SODO Arena project.

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AAA Washington

Seattle, WA


Serve as outside general counsel to client, assisting with real estate and business acquisitions, leases, and other matters.

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Seattle Transportation Impact Fees

Seattle, WA

Land Use - Litigation

Successfully overturned environmental determination for new impact fees in Seattle Hearing Examiner litigation.

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Kirkland Urban


Land Use – Master Planning

Represented developer and subsequent ownership groups for master plan for (description) for mixed use project in downtown Kirkland, included comprehensive plan amendment, rezone, zoning code amendments, and modification of approvals.

Our Attorneys

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Land Use, Real Estate Development, & Land Use Litigation

John C. McCullough

Jack focuses on comprehensive land use and real estate financing and development issues for projects throughout the state of Washington.

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Land Use Law

G. Richard Hill

Rich's practice emphasizes the land use entitlement process. He assists clients in obtaining governmental approvals for commercial, residential, educational, life sciences and recreational developments.

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Business & Real Estate Law

Mike E. Brandeberry

Mike has extensive experience in private practice and as in-house counsel. This background has equipped him to handle a broad range and wide variety of business issues and transactions and all forms of real estate projects.

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Land Use Law

Jessica M. Clawson

Jessie works with private developers on land use and permitting issues throughout the state of Washington, with a specific focus on complex projects within complicated urban jurisdictions.

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Land Use Law

Courtney E. Flora

Courtney counsels land use clients. Her practice emphasizes Growth Management Act and State Environmental Policy Act compliance, critical areas, stormwater, floodplain regulations, and transportation concurrency.

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Land Use Law & Mediation

Courtney A. Kaylor

Courtney’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law and on alternative dispute resolution. She provides strategic advice and advocacy to achieve her clients’ land use entitlement goals.

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Land Use Law

Katie J. Kendall

Katie's practice focuses on land use and environmental law for projects throughout the state of Washington. Her practice involves entitlements, growth management, permitting and zoning issues.

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Real Estate Law & Business Law

D. Douglas Matson

Doug's focus is on commercial real estate and business transactions.

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Land Use Law

Ian S. Morrison

Ian's practice focuses on land use and permitting issues under state and local regulations, including the Growth Management Act, State Environmental Policy Act, Shoreline Management Act, and historic preservation laws.

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Business & Real Estate Law

Mark A.F. Symington

Mark counsels clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, real estate purchases, sales and development agreements, leases, finance and secured transactions and corporate governance issues.

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Our clients prize speed, predictability, cost-control and success in the business and development process. This is what we deliver.