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Katherine Wax

Katherine Wax



  • Real Estate
  • Leasing

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Emerging Leaders Group
Real Estate Group
Women's Professional Forum Group

Katherine Wax represents owners, developers, property managers, and tenants in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leases, and ground leases. She handles deals involving a broad range of product types, from Class A office buildings to industrial facilities and shopping centers, with a particular focus on complex mixed-use projects in urban and suburban areas.  Katherine also supports clients in corporate transactions involving real estate assets.

Katherine works with some of the largest companies in the Northwest as well as small businesses and growing start-ups. In every deal and for every client, she is committed to providing efficient and practical support that takes into account each client’s unique objectives. 

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2009)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, History (2005)
Areas of Practice

Land Use and Entitlement | Leasing | Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented owner of 1.4 million square-foot commercial office portfolio in various leasing matters.
  • Represented owner of portfolio comprised of 1 million square feet of commercial office and 1.7 million square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment in various leasing matters.
  • Represented trust in managing commercial real estate assets in multiple states.
  • Represented technology company in leasing over 500,000 square feet of Class A office space in downtown Seattle, one of the largest leasing deals to occur in Seattle in 2017.
  • Represented technology company in leasing 180,000 square feet of Class A office space downtown Seattle.
  • Represented retail tenant in negotiating multiple leases in upscale shopping centers.
  • Representing clients in purchasing and selling a variety of real estate assets, including vacant land for development, office buildings, multi-family residential buildings, suburban office campuses, senior housing projects, industrial buildings, and mixed-use projects.
  • Representing clients in corporate transactions involving real estate assets, including, for example, the leaseback of corporate property following an asset sale, subleasing in connection with the sale of a business unit, and buying or selling property in connection with an asset purchase or sale.


  • Oregon Legislature Extends Eviction Ban Until September 30, 2020, and Adds Six-Month Payment Grace Period
  • Oregon Governor’s Executive Order and the Real Estate and Construction Industry
  • Potential Impacts of COVID-19 on Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • OP-ED: Potential Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Real Estate
  • OP-ED: Reinventing Retail: Trends to Watch in 2018
  • Business Succession for Real Estate Companies
  • Washington Mechanic’s Liens: How Recent Changes Impact Contractors


  • Webinar: Lead Like a Woman
  • Speaker, Construction Easements with Neighbors

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