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Matt Hanna

Matt Hanna

Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S., Washington, Seattle

Matt Hanna
Website Phone: 206-587-0700 LinkedIn

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Washington, Seattle office

524 Second Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323


In his real estate practice, Matt represents local and national developers, builders and lenders in all aspects of acquisition, development, financing, construction, leasing, and disposition for single and multi-family residential, mixed-use, office, and retail projects—with a focus on creative, cost-efficient results. He creates private equity and debt funds for private regional lenders and other real estate-related companies, and assists them on completing a range of financing transactions.

Matt’s work includes representing large corporate entities, such as Chris Hansen and his affiliates in the assessment, procurement and financing of a property portfolio for development and construction of a new multi-modal use sports arena complex in the SODO district of Seattle. He has represented the largest regional hospital network in the state through multiple facets of their expansion efforts; and also represented King County in its coordinated sale of real estate for the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center.

As CH&’s Managing Partner, Matt leads the firm’s business success, and has successfully developed and implemented the firm’s strategic plan. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, including supervision and oversight of the firm’s administrative, financial, technological, and business development functions.

Matt cares deeply about Seattle and the Puget Sound region. He was appointed by former Mayor Greg Nickels, and is the current Council Chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA), a public corporation chartered by the City of Seattle in 1973 which owns, operates, and manages the properties in the nine-acre Pike Place Market Historic District.

Languages Spoken

  1. English
  2. French


  1. Agricultural law
  2. Banking law
  3. Civil litigation
  4. Commercial property
  5. Computer and IT
  6. Computer and IT law
  7. Construction Law
  8. Construction and civil engineering
  9. Contract law
  10. Corporate Finance
  11. Corporate commercial
  12. Corporate/Business Law
  13. Intellectual property law
  14. Labor and Employment Law
  15. Land Use Development and Regulatory Law
  16. Landlord and Tenant - residential
  17. Real Estate
  18. Securities