Mark D Schedler
Phone: 206 233-2898
Fax: (206) 628-6611
Two Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98101
Mark Schedler represents individuals and businesses in commercial and residential real estate transactions. He also represents real estate brokerages, escrow companies, title companies and lenders in litigation, disciplinary proceedings, standards of practice, education, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and affiliated business relationships. Mr. Schedler serves on industry boards, consults with regulatory agencies and occasionally participates in lobbying efforts concerning legislation. He also serves as trial consultant and expert witness to attorneys in litigation concerning the standards of practice of members of the real estate industry.
Mr. Schedler serves as arbitrator/mediator in disputes concerning commercial and residential real estate; including claims between buyers and sellers (e.g. earnest money disputes, claims of misrepresentation, etc.) claims by or against real estate brokers, escrow agents, appraisers, inspectors, title insurance companies and lenders. He was named as a “Top Lawyer” for Residential Real Estate Law in 2003 and 2005 by Seattle Magazine. He has also been recognized by the Seattle Met magazine as a “Top Lawyer” in Real Estate for 2010, a designation based upon Martindale-Hubbell’s ranking of those practitioners in King County who have been judged by their peers to be “AV Preeminent” – the highest peer-review rating available.
- American Bar Association (Real Property Section)
- King County Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
- Oregon State Bar Association (Real Property Section)
- Washington State Bar Association (Task Force on Rules on Admission to Practice, Past Member)
- Limited Practice Board of the State of Washington (Past Chair)
- Washington Association of REALTORS (Agency Task Force, 1994)
- Eastside Regional Escrow Association (President, 1989)
- Escrow Association of Washington (Legislative Chair, 1988-1991)
- Washington State Insurance Commissioner (Advisory Committee, 1990)
Articles and Publications:
Author, “Co-ownership of Real Property: Your Co-owner’s Fortunes Can Affect Your Own,” November 2011.
Author, “Due Diligence: What Does That Mean in Real Estate Deals?” July 2011.
Author, “Selling Your Business – Retain Your Ability to Regain Control Until You’re Fully Paid,” July 2011.
Author, “Earnest Money – What Everyone Ought to Know,” June 2011.
Chapter Editor, Washington Real Property Deskbook, Volume 3: Interests in Real Property and Duties of Third Parties, Washington State Bar Association, 2009.
Seminars and Presentations:
Speaker, “Real Estate Purchases and Sale Agreements,” 10th Annual Washington CLE Bootcamp, The Seminar Group, December 2011.
Speaker, “Construction Defects, Condo issues, Title Review disputes, etc.” CB Hawkins Poe, October 2002.
“Disclosure Issues, PreSales, Occupancy before and after closing,” October 2002.
“Unlawful Practice of Law issues for Agents,” September 2002.
“Mold, ReSale Certificates and POS’s, Construction Defects, Title Review, etc.,” May 2002.
Speaker, “Current Legal Issues,” Coldwell Banker Bain Association Seminar, March 2002.
Speaker, “Current Legal Issues,” Coldwell Banker Bain Association Seminar, January 2002.
Speaker, “Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements,” CLE Bootcamp, The Seminar Group, December 2002.
Speaker, “Unauthorized Practice of Law for LPO’s,” APMW Seminar, October 2002.
Speaker, “Current Liability Issues for LPO’s,” APMW Seminar, March 2002.
Speaker, “Current Liability Issues for LPO’s,” Chicago Title Seminar, March 2002.
Speaker, “Current Liability Issues for LPO’s,” North Puget Sound Escrow Association, November 2001.
Speaker, “Current Liability Issues for LPO’s,” APMW Seminar, October 2001.
Speaker, “Anatomy of a Residential Real Estate Transaction and Overview of the Lawyer’s Role,” Washington Law School Foundation Continuing Legal Education Seminar, November 1999.
Speaker, “Real Estate Broker/Agent Liability Issues,” Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, October 1999.