Chantale has over 15 years’ experience representing clients in complex commercial real estate transactions and entity formations. She has extensive title and escrow experience, having served as a title officer and escrow officer before and during law school.  Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Chantale spent over 10 years as commercial closing counsel for major private development clients at First American Title where she closed and underwrote commercial transactions nationwide by working with attorneys, developers, brokers, lenders and corporate clients.

When not in the office, Chantale can be found touring the Puget Sound region on her motorcycle, barreling down a mountain on her bike (or tumbling down the mountain as the case may be) and is working on mastering the perfect pork shoulder in her 1978 Kamado.  She resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Sean and their dogs, Beans and Meatball.

  • Experience
    • Nationwide experience with closing escrow and underwriting commercial and multi-family residential purchase and sale and loans; drafting conveyance deeds, deeds of trust, promissory notes, transfer tax/real estate excise affidavits and escrow instructions; underwriting commercial and multi-family residential real estate transactions; and reviewing entity organization documents, underlying documents, surveys and title objection letters to determine underwriting risk.
    • Managed HUD and bond financing closings.
    • Led refinancing process for development sites, shopping centers, apartment buildings, condo conversions, and multi-site properties nationwide.
    • Tenant-In-Common transactions in Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Washington.
    • Warehouse store site acquisitions in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii and Florida.
  • Professional Affiliations

    Washington State Bar Association

  • Awards & Honors
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Washington State Bar
  • Government Service
  • News & Presentations

    Presentations

    Commercial Real Estate Purchases & Sales(4/18/2019)
    Speaker, "Title Insurance and Survey Issues"
    Law Seminars International
    Seattle, WA
  • Thought Leadership

Areas of Focus

Education

Seattle University School of Law J.D., 2002

University of Washington B.A., 1999