Duncan M. Greene

Partner

206.623.9372

dmg@vnf.com

Assistant

Millennium Tower
719 Second Avenue Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Represented Washington cities and counties, including Tacoma, Bainbridge Island, Cle Elum, Normandy Park, Garfield County, and Skagit County, in local planning and permitting processes and in appeals to city and county Hearing Examiners, the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB), the Shorelines Hearings Board (SHB), and the courts.
  • Assisted private landowners with a wide range of land use and real estate matters, including planning, zoning, and permitting for development projects and related litigation, drafting development agreements, and due diligence review of land use and real estate matters.
  • Counseled municipalities, water associations, water districts, and private landowners regarding issues pertaining to water rights and water infrastructure, including due diligence review of water rights; transactions involving water rights; analysis and drafting of regulations affecting water rights; and drafting of agreements regarding private water associations, shared wells, and water use.
  • Advised public and private clients on land conservation matters, including drafting legislative reportfor the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) on conservation easements and other land preservation mechanisms, acting as Special Assistant Attorney General to RCO in drafting a model farmland preservation easement and other conservation easement templates, and representing land trusts and other private landowners in matters involving conservation easements.

Publications

Chapter 23: Land Use and Environmental Law - Part Seven: Wetlands

Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
King County Bar Association (2013)
10/01/2013

Washington Oil and Gas Update

Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Vol. 19 pp. 623
04/01/2013

Chapter 13: Mining Law – Surface Mining Regulations, Federal Mining Regulations

Washington Real Property Deskbook Series, Volume 6: Land Use Development (4th ed. 2012)
Chapter editor, Editorial Board Member
10/01/2012

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Meets Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)

PSS News, Puget Sound Section, Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association
07/01/2011

Conservation Tools: An Evaluation and Comparison of the Use of Certain Land Preservation Mechanisms

Prepared for the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office pursuant to SHB 1957 (2009)
12/23/2009

Bright Lines, Safe Harbors: Urban and Rural Densities under the Growth Management Act (And Who Gets to Decide?)

Environmental & Land Use Law Newsletter, Washington State Bar Association, pp. 2-12
04/01/2008

Affordable Housing Incentive Programs under HB 2984: 'Bonus' or Burden?

Real Property, Probate & Trust Newsletter, Washington State Bar Association, Vol. 34 Issue 4 pp. 1
12/01/2007

Dynamic Conservation Easements: Facing the Problem of Perpetuity in Land Conservation

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 28 pp. 883-923
06/01/2005

Presentations

13th Annual Wetlands in Washington

"Wetlands 101: Federal, State, and Local Regulation of Wetlands"
Law Seminars International
Seattle, WA
10/02/2013