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2024 Legal Forum: King County

2024 Legal Forum: King County

Hear attorneys discuss your questions.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

Online Only

Event Details

Let's face it... rental housing laws in Seattle and surrounding cities have become mind boggling. Experienced housing providers and newbies alike are constantly having to learn about new laws and how they will impact business. Unfortunately, the potential results vary broadly based on the specific details of your legal scenarios. Where it used to be easy to evaluate the risks, it's now incredibly complex. Do not miss this opportunity to watch three leading Seattle-area attorneys discuss dozens of questions pre-submitted by the audience that are curated, combined and refined by our education team. Topics will include landlord-tenant relations, rental agreement regulations, fair housing, emotional support animals, rental assistance programs like section 8, property development like adding ADUs, rental registration and business license requirements. Pretty much anything related to owning and operating rental properties in King County. Additional live questions will be answered as time permits.


Cory Brewer | Property Management Professional, RHAWA Board of Directors

Cory Brewer is the VP of Residential Operations at Windermere Property Management / Lori Gill & Associates. His career as a real estate professional in the Greater Seattle Area dates back to 2003. In his role at WPM/LGA, his primary responsibilities include training, legal compliance, and conflict resolution for a brokerage representing over 1,500 rental houses and condos throughout King & Snohomish Counties. He is also a member of the RHAWA Board of Directors, and the NARPM State & Local Government Affairs Committee. 


Christopher Cutting | Attorney and Housing Provider, RHAWA Vice President 

Christopher is known as a tireless advocate for housing providers.  He has been practicing residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, judgment enforcement, and appeals since 2009.  Christopher currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rental Housing Association of Washington, is the 2021 Vice President of the organization, and is the Co-Chairman of their Legislative Committee. He is a frequent presenter at legal education courses hosted by state and local bar associations and private groups and is a licensed clock hours instructor for Washington Real Estate Brokers.  Christopher has also been the author or co-author of housing provider's official responses to several legal and legislative actions.


Kaitlyn Jackson | Attorney and Housing Provider, RHAWA Board of Directors

Kaitlyn primarily practices eviction law at Williams Kastner, although she also has experience in Business Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, other Landlord-Tenant matters, and Estate Planning. She currently serves on the Board of several non-profits, including the Executive Board of Highline Schools Foundation. In addition, Kaitlyn is heavily involved in leadership roles within Highline Soccer Association. Kaitlyn received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and two Bachelor’s Degrees from Seattle University. Prior to attending law school, Kaitlyn gained important legal experience as a paralegal at several large and mid-size law firms. Kaitlyn is passionate about helping people, families, and businesses navigate estate planning, business, and the ever-changing commercial and residential real estate markets. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an active member of RHAWA, frequently teaching classes on landlord-tenant law.

Julie Martiniello | Attorney, Dimension Law Group PLLC 

Julie Martiniello focuses her practice primarily on trusts & estates, real estate, and business transactions. She has paid particular consideration to property investors due to her own personal experiences and her knowledge of the financial landscape of real estate. Julie is passionate about helping her clients plan for the future and building a legacy by guiding them with proper business formation and maintenance, succession planning, and comprehensive estate planning. Julie takes a global approach with each client to ensure that every part of their legal and financial life is geared for the future. 

NOTE: Price was listed incorrectly in the April edition of CURRENT. Member price is $50.

All proceeds go to the RHAWA Legal Defense Fund. Serving as the last line of defense to defend your rights as a private property owner, our LDF exists to uphold your rights against state and local laws which violate our state and federal constitutions. Your support empowers our ability to continue to defend your property rights. Contributions fund legal research and attorney costs. Contributions to the LDF are considered ordinary business expenses. Check with your accountant to determine deductions. Membership dues do not fund the LDF - contributions are voluntary.

This session is offered as an ONLINE webinar only.

After the session, all participants will receive a link to recording and downloadable materials for review.

All written, presented and recorded content provided by RHAWA for this course are for the use of the participants enrolled in the course. Copyrighted course content may not be further disseminated. 

Formal legal advice and review is recommended prior to selection and use of this information. RHAWA does not represent your selection or execution of this information as appropriate for your specific circumstance. The material contained and represented herein, although obtained from reliable sources, is not considered legal advice or to be used as a substitution for legal counsel.

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