Ray provides strategic land use counsel and real property advice to both public and private-sector clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has experience working on a wide range of development proposals, asset management, and property disputes on behalf of developers, property owners, and local government agencies. Ray can adeptly step onto teams at any phase of a project - during project siting and due diligence, when securing permits and entitlements, and as disputes arise with regulators or project opponents. She also provides vigorous representation in local legislative and adjudicative proceedings, state administrative tribunals, and court—working with clients on compliance strategies under SEPA and NEPA, the Shoreline Management Act, the Growth Management Act, historic preservation laws, floodplain regulations, and a wide variety of local zoning codes and critical area regulations.
Ray also advises public and private sector clients on public contracting and open government laws. Ray regularly guides public agencies on compliance with public procurement, the Public Records Act, and the Open Public Meetings Act. She also appears in litigation concerning disclosure of records under the Public Records Act, including successful representations in state court to prevent disclosure of trade secret records and to pursue unlawful withholding of public records.
Ray is a co-coordinator of Van Ness Feldman's Land Use and Real Estate practice.