Shawn B. Rediger
Shawn Rediger is a Member in the Seattle office and serves as Chair of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Transactions Group. Shawn’s goal is to work with clients to craft practical and creative solutions, and she is widely recognized for her result-oriented approach to problem solving.
Shawn advises businesses and individuals on bankruptcy, insolvency and related legal matters, with an emphasis on restructuring and strategic planning. Shawn is a seasoned lawyer who sees the bigger picture by understanding her client’s business and legal needs. Shawn has extensive experience representing secured creditors, lenders, individual and corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees and receivers. For the past several years, Shawn has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Over the years, Shawn has helped many residential and commercial clients with a wide variety of real estate matters. Shawn has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution and litigation in both state and federal courts. Shawn’s real estate clients include local and regional corporations, business owners, individuals, property owners, lenders and title insurance companies.
Shawn has served in leadership roles for several local non-profit boards (including the Bureau of Fearless Ideas f/k/a 826 Seattle and Book-It Repertory Theatre). Currently, Shawn serves on the board for WOMBATS (Women in Bankruptcy). Since 2020, Shawn has served as the firm’s representative on the Business Counsel, a network of law firms based in the United States and abroad which are focused on providing high quality legal services to the corporate business community, including transactional law, regulatory and litigation.
In her spare time, Shawn loves spending time with her family, hiking, traveling and working on her golf game.
- American Bar Association
- Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
- Title Insurance Litigation Committee
- Washington State Bar Association
- Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
- Creditor and Debtor Section
- King County Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Section
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Washington Cornhuskers Club
- 826 Seattle
Recognitions & Awards
- Best Lawyers®
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2024)
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law (2024)
- The University of Texas Law School
- University of Nebraska
B.A., with distinction, 1992
Presentations & Seminars
- Author, “Judgment Lien May Survive A Chapter 7 Discharge,” Williams Kastner Surety Law Update, Winter 2017.
- Author, “Bankruptcy and the Surety – Now What?” Williams Kastner Surety Law Update, August 2016.
Experience with Business and Insolvency Matters:
- Acting as general counsel to local and regional corporations with a variety of legal needs.
- Providing guidance to several types of businesses, including a golf course, a marina, a quarry, an equestrian center, a car wash, a manufacturing business and a ski resort.
- Negotiating contracts and forming strategic partnerships between lenders and businesses.
- Representing lenders and borrowers in loan disputes and negotiating workout agreements.
- Representing debtors, creditors, trustees and receivers in receiverships, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings.
- Advising clients with creditors’ rights and debt collection issues and litigating various matters in state and federal court involving priority disputes and fraudulent transfer claims.
Experience with Real Estate Matters:
- Assisting clients with various real estate matters, including custom home construction, title examinations, leases, subleases, condemnation, easements and boundary disputes.
- Negotiating contracts for buyers and sellers with residential and commercial purchase and sale transactions.
- Litigating construction disputes involving defects and permitting issues.
- Supporting landlords and tenants with negotiating commercial and residential leases.
- Representing real estate professionals with licensing issues and commission disputes.
- Delivering guidance related to property use and development, including assistance with land use regulations, condemnation and special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service.