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Susan E. Lehr

Susan E. LehrOf Counsel
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U.S. District Court
Western District of Washington

Susan E. Lehr


Susan Lehr has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of business formation, securities, business transactions, real estate development, federal and state tax, and corporate law. She brings experience, creativity and practical advice to everything she works on. Ms. Lehr has organized, negotiated and closed complex business transactions including venture capital, private placement and institutional financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and has represented international clients in transnational business planning, transactions and operational matters. Her extensive federal and state tax experience allows her to identify and minimize potential tax issues. Her real estate projects include residential and commercial development, financing, leasing and condominiums. Ms. Lehr has worked on complex, mixed-use projects, providing innovative structuring which has resulted in maximal flexibility for financing and liability limitation, while preserving developer control and favorable tax treatment. She has recently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Real Estate Law (2024).


  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Corporate Counsel
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Executive Women’s Golf Association

Recognitions & Awards

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (2024)


University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D., 1981

University of Washington
B.A., Political Science, Education, 1978

Articles & Publications

  • Washington Business and Occupation Taxes, Washington State Tax Law Seminar, 1984.
  • “Summary of Selected Washington State and Local Taxes,” a chapter of International Trade and Investment in Washington State: A Legal Guide for Foreign Businessmen, 1984.