Ray Liaw

Partner

206.623.9372

hrl@vnf.com

Assistant

Millennium Tower
719 Second Avenue Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Advises Cascade Water Alliance on asset management and municipal governance, including public procurement, real estate, risk management, historic preservation, and Public Records Act compliance.
  • Assists private landowners with land use strategic planning, due diligence, permitting, compliance and related litigation for development proposals.
  • Advises public and private clients on a wide range of environmental issues, including review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Shoreline Management Act, floodplain development, and water rights.
  • Represents public and private clients on a variety of real property matters, including boundary disputes, property access agreements, development rights, covenants and land use restrictions, lease disputes, Land Use Petition Act (LUPA) appeals, and related actions.
  • Advises nonprofit organizations, including Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Construction for Change, on land use, real estate, contracting, and governance issues.

Publications

Chapter 13: Growth Management Hearings Board

Washington Real Property Desk Book, Washington State Bar Association (4th ed. 2012), Vol. 5
10/01/2012

Women's Land Rights in Rural China: Transforming Existing Laws into a Source of Property Rights

Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 17 Issue 1 pp. 237
04/01/2008

Presentations

A Short Course on Local Planning

Speaker, "The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington," and "Open Government Law."
City of Everett and the Planning Association of Washington
Everett, WA
04/20/2016